Warped by Maurissa Guibord (Book Review) 

By  Raindropreflections

What I expected: honestly, I had no idea what the book was about- it’s this weird personality quirk of mine, I guess, choosing to read a book without really looking past the cover and/or title- if it pulls me in, I decide to read it. And usually that technique works out pretty well. Hey, at least I’m spontaneous this way 😉


This book gripped me. I started reading it when I was sick and had to stay home from school, but of course there was pending schoolwork so I couldn’t finish it the same day. But I could NOT get Warped out of my head. I couldn’t stop wondering what was going to happen next. It’s an awesome feeling when a book does that to you. Oh, extremely distracting too, but still.
So yeah, I couldn’t get back to Warped fast enough, and I ripped through it the next day in about an hour. It was AMAZING. I’m not kidding. This book almost had me breathless, it was so skilfully woven. Is this really a debut novel? I want to read more from Maurissa Guibord! She’s definitely one of my favourite authors now, even though this is her first novel. Talented much, huh?


Tessa was great. She was the epitome of the brave, smart MC who does more than wait for her Prince Charming to rescue her. Well, not many MCs do that these days, but you know what I mean. She was intelligent, engaging, and fun to read about.

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Opal, Tessa’s best friend, was just as intriguing. There could even be a book based on her. Tessa’s dad, his girlfriend, even Tessa’s deceased mom were full of personality. I could practically see them, they were developed so realistically.

Now, the bad guys. The Gray Lily was as fun to read about as Tessa- I mean, I hated her and all that, but she has this past, and now this hunger, that sort of draws you to her.

And finally, on to the impudent gentleman I hinted at a LONG time ago in a Book Blog Hop question. William de Chaucy was awesome. He was just enough of the handsome but snotty to be realistic without coming off as a god. He is one great character to read about, and unpredictable, too.

Parting Thoughts: In short, I loved this book. It’s so beautifully written, I felt like I was watching someone making a tapestry- skilfully and beautifully. Sigh. I wish I could write that seamlessly.

Rating: 4.5/5. I mean, I’ve raved enough of this book. You get the point.

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