Thursday, March 3, 2011
Author: Maurissa Guibord
Publisher: Delacorte Book for Young Reads
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Source: Ordered from Barnes and Noble
Summary: 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.
Review: This was one amazing debut! I seriously couldn't put it down and I read it in less than 24 hours. It was just that wonderful!
Tessa is one of my favorite main characters at the moment. She was just so special and I can't even begin to describe how wonderful and how fleshed out she was. I felt like I knew Tessa and was right there along with her solving the mystery of the tapestry.
And then we have Tessa and Will, who are perfect for each other. And Will is perfect, too. He's perfect because he's witty, arrogant and he cares for Tessa, a lot. And he certainly isn't Mr. Perfect, he makes mistakes and that my friends is what makes him perfect.
I love the way Ms. Guibord writes, it was a great feeling to be part of her book and journey along with her characters.
And does anyone out there realize how original this book is? I have never read anything so great and so original as Warped is.
So my parting words are: Do yourself a favor, and just read it. You won't be disappointed.