Monday, May 5, 2014

Twisted by Brittany Hawes

Book Description

Street-smart and sassy Lola Phillips has never had it easy. An orphan at the age of eight and a high school dropout at the age of 16, Lola’s only concerns in life are making it to the next day while living on Skid Row and seeking out her missing parents. When a mysterious man approaches her with a tempting offer to help her find out what happened to her parents, she agrees. Her agreement: To take on the name of Harlot Rue and become his personal agent and assassin. Easy, right? Lola takes her new job and is propelled into a world she had no idea existed underground. Welcome to H Corporation, a secret organization burrowed miles beneath the earth, hidden away from the rest of the world. Their goal is to maintain peace throughout the world and they need people like Lola Phillips to do so. Unfortunately, being a teenaged girl comes with the same problems no matter where you are—even miles underground. Enter infuriatingly handsome and haughty Retro, a fellow agent whose main mission seems like it may be to make Lola fall madly in love with him. It’s up to Lola to stay grounded enough to do what she came to do. But finding her parents won’t be as easy as she’s expecting, especially when there’s another organization who would do anything, including murder, to stop her.

I had never heard of this author before until I seen her book posted in Goodreads giveaways. It sounded pretty interesting so I entered and to my surprise I won! I began reading and It became so much more than just a YA Romantic Suspense with a little Paranormal twist in it. It was a completely captivating fantastic read!!

We see Lola Phillips as a young girl of 8 with her parents. She is spoiled rotten and loved to bits by her mom and dad. When Lola's parents kiss her and put her to bed telling her they will see her in the morning she goes to sleep happy and safe. She didn't know the next morning her life was going to change forever. Her parents disappear without a trace. When the food runs out and the utilities shut off Lola manages to find her way to her Aunts house, where lives until she is 16, then runs away to live as a vagrant in LA's Skid Row. Barely surviving, barely making it without resorting to what others have had to give into, she has become strong and independent. While out trying to earn money in some way she runs into a man dressed in an all white suit who knows her name... and sends her messages eluding that he knows something about her parents. How can she resist meeting him? 

Lola Phillips, What are you willing to do to get your parents back?

Lola Phillips enters a new world of espionage and covert missions. Everything is different and strange. She meets new friends, something she hasn't had in so many years, and she feels safe for the first time since her parents disappeared. She is determined to find her parents and bring them home and this is the first real lead she has had since she ran back to LA. Lola officially becomes an agent of  H Corporation and to her disgust has to change her name to Harlot Rue. She rooms with Lollie a bubbly girl she can't help but like and is fighting a crush on Lollie's brother Retro who enjoys making her insane, but he has his own secrets

Things fall apart and she has to make it right, and to do so she has to break all rules, and maybe never return home. 

This book was so action packed! I want tell you every detail but I don't want to ruin it. It was simply brilliant!! I haven't read anything like this in YA and I think the story will only get better. The book has several twists to keep you reading. The characters are so real and you fall in love with them. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, CORRUPTED!! I NEED to know what happens next!

The Author


Brittany Hawes fell in love with writing at a young age, when she first discovered that she could make people laugh with words. She has been writing as a hobby for years. Twisted is the first book she has finished. Her inspiration? Family. When the question, "What would you do for someone you love?" popped into her head, ideas started to bloom. Eventually, Harlot Rue and her journey to find her missing parents were born.

Although her first book is geared towards young adults, she also enjoys writing children and adult stories. Her favorite genre is fiction, mainly because she loves using her imagination. She became interested in secret agents after years of playing James Bond video games with her siblings as children. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing (poorly) with music videos, and singing.

Her future plans include finding a career in writing, traveling the world (starting with Los Angeles), and getting her own dog. She currently resides with her family in Florida and attends Chipola College, where she majors in Communications. She is this close to receiving her AA degree from Chipola College. She plans on transferring to a university in the next year, where she will begin working towards earning a Bachelor's degree.

Her debut novel, Twisted, is the first book in the Twisted series and is published by Deep Sea Publishing. The next installment in the series is in the works and will be completed soon! To keep updated on it's progress and be the first to know when it's released, check out the fan page!

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