Welcome to What-To-Read Wednesday! This week Angela recommends:
Twisted Palace by Erin Watt
Oh, man. I’m pretty sure the cliffhangers in this series have left me a bit crazy. First was the maddening last scene in Paper Princess where I found myself a little bitter and upset with Reed Royal. BUT, it did lead me to form a few theories about just what the hell was going on and how he became involved in the whole mess. After that came the jaw-dropping finale to Broken Prince which pretty much shattered every single theory I developed after the initial cliffy. Which means I was scratching my head, with absolutely no idea how this writing duo would wrap everything up. This series is such cracky goodness with its spoiled rich society teenagers, parents who just want to keep up appearances and who are willing to go to any extreme, legal or illegal, in order to do it, and enough shenanigans and plot twists to keep me hooked.
I have no idea how to review this book without giving it all away. And truthfully, in order to achieve maximum enjoyment out of this series, and especially this installment, you need to be left on the edge of your seat. I have half of the women in my salon reading the Royal saga and even when they begged and pleaded with me to give a hint of what was going on… even tonight when one of my stylists cried that she was more than half way through and had no idea who killed Brooke, I wouldn’t relent. No hints. No spoilers. Nothing. Just… keep reading. You’ll be happy at the end, I promise. I was.
Reed still has anger issues, only now they could get him into even bigger trouble. Ella is in love with Reed, and she believes his story, but her first instinct is to just pack their shit and head out. Only this isn’t something that you can run from and Reed knows that. So they stick. The whole investigation points toward one person committing the crime, and even though I KNEW he would get off somehow, some way, I wasn’t sure how that would happen. Let’s just say by the time all is revealed I was more than ready. Was I surprised? Yes. Was I thrilled to see this person get caught and go away? Hell, yes.
I was happy with how Ella and Reed’s relationship flourished under such extreme, difficult circumstances. I liked how their story wrapped up. I kind of feel like there is more to be told in this world. What about Gideon and Savannah? Will Easton ever find the girl who makes him want to maybe sober up and stop playing around? Please, please, please tell me more about the Sawyer/Lauren/Sebastian relationship and how that even happened. If this writing duo makes the decision to keep writing books about the Royals, I’ll happily keep reading.
“You. Us. Forever.”