Miranda from Tempest Books is taking over the blog with her recommendations. Thanks Miranda, I’m delighted to have you here. Especially as today’s topic is one that is close to my twisty heart! Plots a-twisting!
On the 9th day of Christmas, Miranda recommended to you….9 plots a-twisting!
Phoenix Island by John Dixon: This book was such a huge surprise for me. I wasn’t expecting to like it at all, because it’s has a lot of action and there’s this sort of “Lord of the Flies”-esque element to it — and I absolutely hate that book (or at least I did in high school) — but I ended up loving it, and it definitely has some huge twists at the end!
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore: So, so good. It’s set in modern-day America, but it’s got this eery gothic vibe that really drew me into the story, and the characters are very intriguing and have a lot of depth. It’s such a creepy book, and there’s an interesting twist at the end that I didn’t see coming.
How We Fall by Kate Brauning: How We Fall is a very unique book that’s totally different from anything else I’ve read in YA. It’s part-romance, part-thriller, and the ending was quite a surprise and really had my heart pumping.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: I actually wasn’t a huge fan of this one, but a list of twisty-plot books from 2014 just couldn’t be complete without this book! A lot of people LOVE this book (and it won a Goodreads award!), so I’m still going to hesitantly recommend it.
You by Caroline Kepnes: *shivers* This book should come with a warning. Only read it if you really like super creepy unreliable narrators and a decent amount of gore! But if you can get past that stuff, this is definitely a book you don’t want to miss. I actually wouldn’t say that it’s got a huge “WHAT?” moment, but there are some surprising things that take place, and it’s certainly got a twisted plot for sure.
The Fever by Megan Abbott: A lot of people didn’t like this one, but it’s actually one of my favorite books from 2014. It’s an interesting combination of a psychological thriller and a paranormal novel, and I found the ending to be completely unexpected. But the best part of this book is really the story itself, though, not even the twist. It’s got a message that is quite powerful, and also super creepy.
Unravel by Calia Reed: This book is the perfect example of a “Plots A-Twisting” story! The main character is in a mental hospital, and you never know which moments of hers are real or imagined. The whole book transpires with you wondering what the heck is going on, until ultimately everything is revealed.
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf: This book was so entertaining and a very fast-paced read. I love Heather Gudenkauf’s books, and this one was was one of my favorites because of how controversial and well-narrated it was.
Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly: If you can look past the hilari-bad title, this is a book that’s definitely worth the read. It’s about online relationships, which is such a great topic for a YA novel. It’s part-romance, part-thriller, and while I did see the twist coming at the end, I still ended up really liking the book as a whole.
Thanks Miranda! I see lots there that I’m not already familiar with! And I have some that I need to add to my GR shelf.
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