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Twister's father has gone missing and as she's searching for him she stumbles across a witch

living in the woods. She is given a magical necklace that holds the souls of living things and can turn the wearer into a wolf, or a rushing river, or a rainstorm. But there's a dark foe on the hunt for this necklace, a baddie who wears a coat crawling with creatures and who might have something to do with her father's sudden disappearance...

My Thoughts

I read this book months ago, thoroughly enjoyed it and completely forgot to post my review! Since then I must have read over a dozen other books so it speaks volumes of Twister that both the main character and the story have stayed with me. 

It took me a page or two to get used Twister's accent, but I found something that worked for me (sighing with relief that I wasn't reading it out loud! I am no actress!) and didn't give it another thought. Indeed, once I got used to it, Twister's unique voice it added to the extravagance and other-worldliness of her story. 

Juliette Forrest has created a wonderful, magical, spooky world. It draws you in like a twisty canyon on a foggy day.  Her turn of phrase is delightful and her characters fabulous and original.

I gave the book to my daughter who was in tears at one point - there are some really sad bits - but you need the lows to enjoy the highs and although the setting is magical and fantastic there is an underlying gritty realism to the storyline that I really enjoyed. 

My copy of Twister will now go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.

Treat yourself and get a copy of Twister here:-

Local Library

Local Bookshop

Buy online here



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