Friday, October 11, 2019

Review - Twisted Fate by Kate L. Mary

Twisted Fate by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #3
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: August 17, 2018
Date Read: September 27, 2019
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes
Source: Author
The world Megan James thought she knew has been slowly unraveling. Her father disappeared and was presumed dead, her mother's sanity started to slip away, and the safe world she'd always thought she was living in slowly began to reveal its very dark and twisted depths. With the discovery that both her father and long-lost uncle, Angus James, were alive, Meg thought she'd finally learned all the secrets New Atlanta and the CDC had to offer, but she soon discovers the surprises have barely begun.

With Jackson Star's threatening presence looming over them, Meg and her family are forced to flee the walls of New Atlanta, leaving both Axl and Donaghy, the man Meg has come to care so much about, in the CDC's clutches. Knowing that rescuing them will be no easy task, the group turns to a very unlikely source, and Meg soon discovers her long-lost uncle has more than a few shocking secrets to share.

After two decades of living behind walls, it looks like the end of the zombies could be in sight, assuming they can break into the most fortified building left in the world. Luckily, Angus James knows exactly what to do to make it happen.

But Angus isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeves. When Jackson Star suddenly decides to release Donaghy, it isn't out of the kindness of his heart.

With the clock ticking more than ever, Meg finds herself in a race against time. Success means not only saving her family, but the whole world as well, while failure could very well mean a life of living as Jackson Star's slave.
My Review

I thought that this was a wonderful wrap up to the series.  I devoured Kate L. Mary's Broken World series earlier this year and after learning that this series featured the same group of characters, I couldn't wait to get started with it.  It has been great to see these characters grow and survive and I enjoyed getting to meet new characters in this series.  This book really did pull everything together very well and I had a great time with it.

This is the book where things really start to happen.  Angus is alive and his friends know it.  They also know how much danger Axl and Donaghy are in.  At this point, not only do they want to rescue their friends and loved ones but they are also looking for some revenge.  If anyone deserves revenge, I think Angus does.  There are several points of view in this book and it worked well since the characters were not always together or looking at the situation in the same way.

This story was really exciting.  There was plenty of action and I found myself worrying about the characters.  There were quite a few surprises as well.  I loved getting the chance to watch this group of characters working to make the world a better place even if it cost them.  I was happy that this book left me with some hope for the future and I feel really satisfied with how things were wrapped up.  My only complaint with the story would be that the last part of the book felt a little drawn out but nothing that lessened my overall enjoyment.

I thought that Heather Firth did a great job with the narration.  There are quite a few characters in this series and a wide range of emotions that they experience.  I thought that she did a great job of giving each character their voice and bringing them to life.  The narrator reads the story at a really nice pace and I feel that her performance added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this series to others.  I do feel that this is a series that is best read in order.  I love the world that Kate L. Mary has created and the characters are amazing.  I will definitely be reading more from this very talented author.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.
The Series

Book #1 - Twisted World - My Review
Book #1.5 - Twisted Mind - My Review
Book #2 - Twisted Memories - My Review
Book #3 - Twisted Fate
About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Her book Outliers was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, a Finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and the First Place Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction. Tribe of Daughters was recently named as an Honorable Mention in the 2018 SPR Book Awards.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. is this the finale? it sounds really cool and explosive

  2. i haven't heard of this author...or the series. i do like things...twisted. lol thanks for the introduction carole
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Sounds like a great series and even better that the books are all out. I'll have to check it out as I do love end of the world type stories!

  4. It sounds like it was a fantastic conclusion to the series. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I haven't read any of Kate L. Mary's books, but you've got me interested!

  6. I have her Outlier series on audio. I never read her books before but they do sound interesting.

  7. I love reading gushing reviews. I haven't read this author, but you make me want to! Glad you enjoyed them so much.

  8. I love when a good series wraps up strong and it doesn't happen as often as it should! This does sound like a good book and has me wanting to pick up the rest of the series!

  9. I'm glad this series wrapped up well for you. it's always great to feel the satisfaction of having finished a series.

  10. I'm glad you were able to enjoy both these related series by the author I have some of the beginning ones but have no idea when I can get to them. Great review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart


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