Friday, December 28, 2007

Twist by Colby Hodge

Colby Hodge
Shomi – Dorchester Pub.
January 29, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-505-52748-6

Flipping houses to pay for college has served Abbey Shore well, but her latest project has more in store for her than she had ever anticipated. Strange noises are emanating from a brick wall in her parlor that seems to serve no purpose in the house’s structure and Abbey is too curious to let it go. When the wall comes down, Abbey’s life and the lives of everyone she knows will never be the same.

Dr. Shane Maddox wishes he’d never met Abbey, and when she shows up one hundred years in the future he’s more than happy to lay the blame for everything at her feet. It was the Chronolotian, Lucinda, that changed Shane into a Tick, and because of those vampire-like traits Shane is still alive. He realizes that Abbey has triggered a portal in time, and now they have to find a way for her to return and set things straight.

Twist is a time-travel romance, and as the title implies there’s more to this story than the usual jaunt through time. Abbey knows little of her family history, but the time-twister she activates will open a doorway that not only leads to a devastating future, but enables her to learn her role as a Guardian. Shane’s life has been ripped apart and he blames Abbey, but no matter the outcome he’ll be by her side all of the way. Colby Hodge has done a fabulous job detailing this fictional world. There’s a delicious frustration factor that enhances the tension between Abbey and Shane, and it helps to give them a very realistic quality in both the present and the paranormal laced future. Twist has an imaginative storyline, vivid characterization and non-stop action that makes it impossible to set down.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


RachaelfromNJ said...

Sounds good. Great review! I've never read a time travel book before but I really want to now!

T.C. said...

Oh, I like the sound of this. I'm looking this one up!

Kimberly Swan said...

This time-travel has a great paranormal element to it too. I think you would both like it. :)