Friday, August 19, 2011

Warped by Maurisa Guibord

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.

Release date: January 2011 by Delacourt

Many thanks to the publicity department for making a copy available for me to review.

What I liked:

Tessa is a bookworm and the world that Guibord built for her is a cozy one. Her father runs an old bookstore and Tessa loves it there. She misses her mother, but has a good life. When her Dad gets a box of books from an auction with a tapestry intermixed with the books, her life will change forever. When she touches it, she blacks out and begins to reach back into the past to a life she doesn't even remember. But someone else does.

The witch who cast the spell on the tapestry wants it back. Even more, the boy, William who pops out of it. He was spell cast into a unicorn centuries before and is the source of eternal youth for an evil that should have been vanquished long ago. Add the Fates who want their stolen threads back, and you have a wonderful story of love, lost time and hope. This book had me turning the pages deep into the night.

What I Didn't:

It ended and there isn't a book two in the works yet. I may cry.


This is a 5 star keeper for my library shelf. Guibord has spun a world out of words that I would love to read more about. A star crossed love that spans centuries, this is sure to appeal to fans of Twilight and Fallen.

Maurissa Guibord can be found writing YA on the coast of Maine with her husband, triplets and an odd cat. Warped is her first published novel.

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