Friday, October 4, 2019

Review - Twisted Memories by Kate L. Mary

Twisted Memories by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Heather Firth
Series: Twisted #2
Publisher: Twisted Press, LLC
Publication Date: June 27, 2018
Date Read: September 20, 2019
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Twenty years ago, Angus James woke to find himself in a sterile room. On the other side of the locked door, doctors worked to manipulate a virus, using him as their ultimate pin cushion.

He was supposed to be dead - and there were moments over the next two decades when he wished he was - but despite his torturous existence, he remained a fighter. Through pain, love, loss, and heartbreak, Angus traveled a road that took him on a journey much bigger than the room to which he was confined. As the world moved forward without him, he fought to hold on to as much of himself as he could, determined to make it out of his prison a whole man.

Outside the walls of the CDC, Angus’ family worked to move on. But between the dark rumors surrounding the man in charge and a twisted new religion that threatened to turn their lives upside down, starting over has begun to seem impossible. With more and more of the freedoms being stripped away, and more devastating losses piling up around them, the group found themselves wishing they’d never set foot in New Atlanta in the first place and wondering if leaving was even an option....

Travel back with Twisted Memories and experience the emotional journey Angus James was forced to take during his 20 years as a prisoner. Discover how he came to be a father, what he did to stay sane during his long confinement, and how he managed to earn his freedom.
My Review

I enjoyed this book in the Twisted series.  This book fills in all the gaps between the Broken World series and the events in the first book in this series.   This is a series that would best be read in order and I do believe that this series works best when read after the Broken World series.  I have been kind of obsessed with this group of characters this year so I was delighted to have all of my questions about what their lives have been like and what really happened answered in this book.

Angus James came to Atlanta to save the world.  His immunity has made him a precious commodity.  Even though he came willingly and wanted to help, the CDC told his family that he had died and used him for one experiment after another.  20 years of experiments.  We also get a chance to check in with Axl, Vivian, Jim, Al, Lila, Josh, and Parv.  A lot has happened in 20 years and not all of it was good.

This book covers a lot of time.  A lot of the story happens before the events of Twisted World and I did have a moment or two when I wondered why the author chose to wait until the second book to share this information but I don't think it would have worked well any other way.  I hated hearing some of the things that happened to these characters.  They have been through so much and it just seems wrong that they had to deal with the kind of evil shown in this story.

I thought that Heather Firth did a great job with the narration.  This book is told from a lot of different perspectives and there a lot of characters that play important roles.  I thought that she did a great job keeping all of the voices consistent and I never had any difficulty recognizing the speaker.  I also think that she does a great job of adding emotion to her reading.  I had no problems listening to her narration for hours at a time.

I would recommend this series to others.  I feel like I have been on quite the journey with these characters and was very happy to find out what happened to them over the years even though a lot of it was heartbreaking.  I look forward to reading more of Kate L. Mary's work.

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
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

8 comments:

  1. great series to pick up on if I ever get the chance

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  2. i'd say that's quite the journey. sounds so intense and dark and i love that
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. Oh my goodness, just reading the synopsis makes my heart break for Angus. What a horrific experience. I’m not at all familiar with the series or author but I think I’m going to check it out. Enjoyed your review, Carole!

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  4. The government locked him up and experimented on him for 20 years. Yeah, I could totally see the government doing something like that.

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  5. Wow I plan to read this series at some point. Excellent review.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  6. I seriously want to read this series! It's been a spell since I've read zombie apocalypse books. I think it's time.

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  7. Oh, I think you've passed me up on this series now. I need to get reading because I adore these series!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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