Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: Survival (Twisted book 1) by Rebecca Sherwin


Survival (Twisted #1)


Rebecca Sherwin

With intertwining memories and a world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones.

With no friends, no family and a life of loneliness ahead, Skye was looking for a reason to fight. To live. To survive. A once happy family was torn apart, leaving a hazy cloud of confusion, abandonment and fear in its wake. Her twin brother, Oliver, was all she had... until the talons of death and the consequences of his dangerous coping mechanism tore his life from him.

Skye was left alone, mourning the loss of her brother and the life he would never live, when Cut Throat Curtis swooped in and taught her to fight; to control her emotional anguish with physical strength. But he was dangerous, a force to be reckoned with. A man with turmoil and secrets of his own. He soon left as quickly as he'd appeared, becoming a ghost in the life she no longer knew.

She had nothing. She had no one.

When all Skye had was her will to survive, fate gave her Thomas. He fought for her, he fought with her and he loved her like no other. But fate was waiting, ready to strike with the force of a hurricane when she thought she had everything she'd ever wanted. It was coming, the cruel twist of fate that would bring Skye to her knees and threaten her survival once more...


My 4.5 Star review

Skye had the perfect life then in a blink of an eye her whole world fell apart. Her father left and ran away with his girlfriend. Her mother turned to alcohol and drugs. Her older sister Beth went off to college, never to return again. So all she really had was her twin brother Oliver.  Skye and Oliver did everything and went everywhere together. If you were to see one of them you were sure to find the other nearby. With their dad gone and sister having gone to college it was just them with their mother who had now turned into a completely different person because of the alcohol and drugs. They were miserable and needed to get away. So they started saving up money so they could.

But fate doesn’t ever make things that easy and not soon after figuring out a plan to get away, Skye’s life hit rock bottom again. Oliver died and a huge piece of Skye died right along with him. Now no one there to confide in other than her alcoholic, drug addicted mother, Skye began to feel alone. Actually, she was, all alone…

However fate had another trick up its sleeve and in comes Cutthroat Curtis, well it really is just Curtis but Cutthroat is or was his fighting name. He is a very mysterious man to me. I mean don’t get me wrong, I would love to spar with this man if you know what I mean. **wink, wink** But he opens up to Skye one time and then all of a sudden nothing. All you get is what is on the outside.  However, he is there for her and wants to take her pain away. He can’t promise her hearts and roses but he can promise to take her pain away, especially when she needed it the most.

Then there is Thomas…

Ok, I know, you are probably saying, “Really Cecily who is Thomas and why aren’t you elaborating about him??” Well I can’t! I want you to survive this journey with Skye and in doing so I cannot elaborate anymore than his name. You will just have to read this book yourself! J

Now I wil be honest and say that I really didn’t get into this story at first. For some reason I couldn’t hold on to the main character, Skye. I just couldn’t seem to connect with her. But in the true fashion of good old me, I continued to read it. I am so glad that I did!!

The title Survival is absolutely perfect. Skye has survived a lot of terrible things in her life and truly knows the meaning of heart ache. About 28% into this book I was able to start connecting with Skye, I am glad I pushed through that bump in road in beginning. Because man what a character!

This story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster and Skye will teach you that you just can’t lay there and let life kick you when you are down. You must get back up and fight, especially for the people that are no longer here. Survival is an amazing, beautiful, heart-breaking read and I now want to go home and embrace my son and fiancée and never let the two of them go.

Now I did only give this book 4.5 stars only because I didn’t connect with Skye in much of the beginning. Rebecca it just felt like you didn’t connect yourself with her and the events take place as well during this stretch. But you rocked it towards the end. So other than that this book is a total 5 star read.

Rebecca Sherwin you literally blew me away with this book and its ending. I loved Second Chance Hero and you know that, Red still has my heart. But you literally did a complete 180° with this book. I am very impressed. Congrats on all of your success! So with all that being said, I can’t wait to read Revival (Twisted #2). J

About Rebecca Sherwin
Mother of a superhero…Writer of romantic smut.”


Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.

She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little ‘British’ humour and dry wit. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won’t see coming.

Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.




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