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Warped

by Maurissa Guibord

Rated: Moderate

When Tessa’s father buys an ancient-looking tapestry, she immediately senses a connection to it — strange dreams begin to disturb her sleep and visions of forests and fear haunt her when she’s awake. On the day that she takes a single thread from the tapestry and gently pulls, not only does the world as she knows it begin to unravel, but she is suddenly smack in the middle of a battle between the Fates, one tapestry-weaving witch and a young man from the Middle Ages whose own story seems inexplicably entwined with hers. It’s up to Tessa to sort through the mess before it’s too late and everything she loves is lost.

Warped is a romantic, time-bending fantasy romp. It’s a good-versus-evil story with some interesting twists — I liked how Guibord used the idea of weaving our life threads into tapestries and how the Fates can control the things that happen to us. I also have a childhood love of unicorns, which does come into play in this story. While sometimes the romantic scenes and the dialogue feel flat and a bit unrealistic, I still found myself eager to pick it up and finish it.

Rated: Moderate for 4 uses of moderate language, 16 uses of mild language and several romantic kissing scenes (in one scene a dress is nearly down taken off the top — but she stops and that’s as far as it goes towards sex).  A few violent scenes (bloody unicorns, etc.) that might bother someone sensitive to that. A none/mild for adults.

— Reviewed by Corinne Edwards

Corinne Edwards is always happiest when a book is in her hand. If her current read needs to be closed for a short time, either in her backpack while she leads her three rambunctious children on adventures, or on her nightstand while she sleeps, that's okay too. Her book thoughts and reviews land at her bookish blog, The Book Nest.

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  • Warped
  • by Maurissa Guibord
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Young adult
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