Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different.
Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star.
But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too.
Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights…
Twisted Dreams is the first book in The Dhampyre Chronicles series which is actually a spin off from the authors Serenity series.
If your a fan of the Serenity series which I am, you will be well aware of Elizabeth, Serenity and Sebastian’s daughter. Even if you haven’t read any of the Serenity series it isn’t an issue as in The Dhampyre Chronicles, Elizabeth is now a young adult and has gone off to college to hopefully live a normal life. Only problem is when you have a human mother and a dad who is a vampire your never going to lead a normal life.
Due to Elizabeth’s powers it isn’t long before they threaten to show people who and what she really is when she stumbles across a potentially tragic accident at a carnival.
From the very first chapter the author grabs your attention and the story therein just keeps you there. It is a great storyline and I love the grown up Elizabeth. Even though due to her powers Elizabeth prefers to keep to herself she manages to draw the attention of a few other college students, only problem is like Elizabeth they all seem to be hiding secrets of their own.
Twisted Dreams is a story that young adults especially will love but that adults will also enjoy. Any Buffy and Twighlight fans will love this authors books, another great start to another great series by this wonderful author.
I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.