Book View: Warped

Book View: WarpedWarped by Maurissa Guibord
Published by Delacorte Books on January 11th 2011
Pages: 339

Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

Short and Sweet:
Warped completely took me by surprise. Sometimes it is best to just dive into a book without any idea what you are actually getting yourself into. This was exactly what happened with me and Warped. Picked it up completely on a whim. And was in love right away.
What do you get when you combine: The three Fates / Norns. An evil witch. Two (almost) star-crossed lovers… and a tapestry? One darn good read, that's what.
From the very beginning, I was pretty in awe of Warped. Yes, some parts regarding the Fates kinda left me scratching my head. But I loved the magic of this tale. The evil witch is plenty evil. The romance was a little rushed. But I liked our main characters enough to overlook that.
Final Verdict:
Warped felt completely original and refreshing. And it includes unicorns! Unicorns, people, unicorns! That alone would have been enough to make me read this. Maurissa Guibord and Warped stand apart from ever other vampire, werewolf, etc. type novel by going a little off the beaten track. Definitely surprised that this one stayed on my shelf for a long as it did.
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