Friday, January 21, 2011

Warped by Maurissa Guibord


Released: January 11, 2011

Hardcover, 320 pages

Interest: Debut Author Challenge

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.

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Can I just say I was impressed by this novel.  I preordered it several months ago and forgot what it was supposed to be about.  The cover intrigued me, but didn’t pull me in immediately.  The story, on the other hand, did.  Tessa is a fairly normal teenager with a uneventful life until she sees the unicorn tapestry at an auction.  All of a sudden she has to have it.  Strange dreams follow, along with a devastatingly handsome guy.  Sigh…

Warped is well-woven fantasy.  It took me into a vivid world that I could not wait to read more about.  The characters felt real and compelling.  While the story wrapped up, there also seems to be room for more, should Maurissa Guibord desire it.  Either way, I feel satisfied and enchanted.


Cover 8/10

Plot 10/10

Characters 10/10

Ending 10/10

Overall approval 9/10

Total: 94% A

Reader rating: PG, a few light swears, some violence, nothing really to worry about


  1. Sounds like you enjoyed this book a lot. I'm still a little scared off by it. Mainly because I don't like reading historical fiction or about ancient times. I'm not a huge fan of a story which is primarily based on romance.

    Taking all this into consideration, do you think I'd enjoy this one?

    PS: I'm also participating in the DAC.

    PPS: I laughed at your title, if it were describing me it would be "Forty something and still reading YA" - too funny huh?

  2. Thanks for giving me a recommendation. I'll take your advice and get it from the library if at all. :-)