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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: ALIBI Series From Twist Literary

Abigail Shelton is dead. 

Spring Valley's golden girl is found floating face-down in her boyfriend’s pool, hands bound behind her back, head bleeding, drugs and alcohol in her system. Her friends are the only suspects – and they all have reasons to want her dead. Everyone has an alibi, but no one is innocent.

ALIBI is a 4-part young adult e-book series. Each one-hundred page installment reveals the perspective of a different character: the secret love, the nemesis, the boyfriend, the best friend. As their tales unfold, we learn that Abby is not as perfect as everyone believes, but she’s not the only one with secrets to hide. This page-turning tale of suspense, betrayal, murder, and lust will keep fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars up and reading well past curfew.
I won't lie, I was kind of stalking Twist Literary (only online people, I wasn't like in their bushes or anything) once I heard about them a few months back. The whole concept of a series written by different authors for different characters is seriously intriguing. I kind of thought I'd be able to tell when someone else was writing, but the authors do it so seamlessly that there's really no difference. What definitely helped is the amazing characterization throughout the story. Every character has their own distinct personality that pulls you in right away. 

Charles. You sir, are weirdly lovable even though I feel like I should stay away because you will break my heart with that beautiful Aussie accent of yours and leave me drowning my sorrows in chocolate. Every time Charles would talk, I would feel this necessity to say his lines in an Australian accent. Let me tell you, I realized my Aussie accent sucks! However, don't let my awful accent deter you from reading all about him and wanting his bod. Annie Miles writes Charles in a way that makes you want to discover the layers under his teen bravado and charm. 

I think I have a slight girl crush on Palmer because she has that confidence that just makes you want to know her. Even if I kind of hated her at times, I still rooted for her in the story. I totally understand why she intrigued so many people. Isabel Eckersley gives Palmer this charismatic air about her that makes a reader even notice there's something about her without seeing her. Her plot twists are also the most interesting for me; I truly didn't see them coming. 

Mason and Rowan are the two characters that I'm still unsure about my feelings for. Every story like this needs an edgy boy or girl, and these two seem to be it. Byrne and Provolo make their stories like those MTV shows you don't want to admit you watch, but honestly love every minute of because they're such a huge train wreck. Yeah. I mean...I don't watch those shows.*Looks anywhere but at you*

With little bits of story leaking out through each of the characters, Alibi will tease and keep you reading to the very end. I was sad to have it end because I got so invested and wanted more. If you're looking for a mystery that is sure to stay with you even after you're done turning the pages, Alibi is a definite not-so-guilty pleasure.

Bonus: If you check out and review any of the ALIBI books now, you can have a chance to win your very own iPad! The contest ends July 31, 2012! Check out the details here!

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At June 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great review! I would definitely check out this book. Possibly next on my what to read list?

At June 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Sam said...

I can't believe I haven't ever come across this before as it sounds amazing! Brilliant review. I'm glad to see you liked it. I will definitely be checking this out now. :)

At June 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM , Blogger elena said...

Ooh I haven't heard of this series but it sounds super interesting! I love things with scandals and dramas, it reminds me of a CW show. Definitely sounds like a not-so-guilty pleasure. :D

At June 6, 2012 at 6:32 PM , Blogger Preet @ A Written Rhapsody said...

It definitely feels like a show with its fast pace. They're all pretty short and are filled with that perfect CW type of drama!

At June 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Preet @ A Written Rhapsody said...

Glad to be of service! :D

At June 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Ajoop. S said...

I finished reading this a couple of days back and totally agree! It's such a guilty pleasure and I was hooked throughout! I was so so intrigued by Palmer as well and Charles is such a heartbreaker. Rowan and Mason- I agree, such train wrecks. It was soo disturbing to read their parts of the story! I loved the ALIBI series as well. Fab review, Preet xD

At June 7, 2012 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Ahh, what a lovely review! I haven't heard anything about this book before, but I'm intrigued by it :D The idea of having several authors written different characters is such a cool thing! Thanks for sharing :D

At June 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger RJ @ RJ Does Books! said...

This book looks so good! haha Can't believe I've never heard of it until now! Great review!

At June 7, 2012 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Awesome review. I hadn't heard of this series at all. I'm super sad that so many fun books are coming out in only e-books. It makes sense for something like this, but I don't have an e-reader!! At any rate, thanks for sharing, and I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

Love the series soundtrack too!


At June 7, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Bianca said...

Great review! I totally want to read this.


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