Summer of Twists Giveaway!

August 17, 2016
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

It’s our Summer of Twists and we hope you’ve had a chance to check out our two featured excerpts, Alexandra Sirowy’s The Telling and Brent Hartinger’s Three Truths and a Lie!  Have you read through the whole excerpt only to find that the anticipated twists haven’t arrived yet? Then you’ll probably want to enter our Summer of Twists giveaway, we’re giving away 5 prize packs, each with finished copies of both books!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. Sweepstakes begins 8/17/16 12AM EST and ends 8/23/16 11:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 US or DC who are at least 13 years old. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to full Official Rules in Terms and Conditions above. Total ARV of all prizes: $179.90. Odds of winning depends on the # of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10020.

The Tellingby Alexandra Sirowy

A chilling new novel about a girl who must delve into her past if she wants to live long enough to have a future when a series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories her brother used to tell start happening in her hometown.

Three Truths and a Lieby Brent Hartinger

A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this high-octane psychological thriller filled with romantic suspense by a Lambda Award–winning author.

68 Responses to Summer of Twists Giveaway!

  1. Lil says:

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (Reading the series for the first time.) When Barty Crouch Jr cast the Dark Mark in the sky. I honestly didn’t see that coming. I thought he was dead! I kinda thought it was his dad to be honest…

  2. jclay says:

    Looking for Alaska had a very memorable twist. The reader becomes so familiar with her and her role is so important and then all of a sudden she is gone! The tone of the book changed so much because of that twist.

  3. The Kiss of Deception has the best twist of ever! (DON’T READ ANY MORE OF THIS COMMENT IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK!) When I realized that Pearson had completely fooled me as to which guy was the assassin and which was the prince – I was floored!

  4. ladyl3na says:

    “Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer” has an AMAZING “character was a villain before the books” plot twist. The whole Skulduggery Pleasant series is full of wonderful plot twists, but this one remains one of my favorites, simply because while it is completely unexpected – the character is one of the main heroes of the series – the reveal and backstory fit in perfectly with what you, as the reader, know of the character. It jars you, but not because it feels wrong; you WANT it to feel wrong, and it’s jarring that it doesn’t.

  5. hayhaymass says:

    City of Bones had a good twist. When you first meet Clary and Jace and then find out they are siblings but then they really are not and then Clary’s real brother comes in and then you find out Jace’s dad is not really his dad and that he is a Herondale

  6. KristyPetree says:

    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. Both had great twists! SPOILERS ahead. In We Were Liars, we learn that everyone (all the other young cousins/friends) but the main character are dead the whole time, from a fire. In Dangerous Girls, we learn that the main character Anna–the girl we sorry for, the girl we are routing for–is the killer. Thanks for the great chance!! I would LOVE to win those fantastic books!

  7. ebug200 says:

    What YA book has the best twist (and share the twist!)? Tell us in the comments!

    I would say Nerve by Jeanne Ryan. I liked the phone ringing at the end… (didn’t want to completely spoil the book)

  8. thequeen23 says:

    I think one of the best twists books that I read was The Merciless and Survive the Night by Daniella Vega. I did not see them coming. Also 127 Hours to the Moon and The Waking Dark.

  9. Alexa says:

    The best twist I’ve read is from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. The main character, an orphan, is taken into custody by this noble (among three other boys) who wants to use one of them to pretend to be the deceased prince of their country. SPOILER: Ultimately, it is revealed that the main character is the deceased prince.

  10. americe says:

    My favorite book with a twist is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. SPOILER: I was so shocked when it turned out that Nate was working for the Magister!! I knew he was a lousy brother but I couldn’t believe he would do it!

    • booksforever116 says:

      Same I was so shocked, and another book with a twist is shadow and bone I could barely believe that the darkling wanted to use Alina’s power for himself.

  11. My favorite twist comes from Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything. Maddie’s supposed illness that her mother insisted she had was a shock. All because she wanted to keep Maddie from the outside world! I mean, I understand why she did it, but poor Maddie missed out on so much for all those years.

  12. Malec says:

    My favorite twist comes from Alexandra Brackens book passenger when it turns out it wasn’t the villains that killed her violin instructor but it was her mother

  13. dcgirl9139 says:

    (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn had a good twist:

    Piper, the older sister, never existed and was made up by the younger sister

  14. alyssayuri says:

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has the best twist! C’mon! Who would think the prisoner is the good guy and a pet rat is the bad guy?!

  15. julie1212 says:

    I enjoyed the twist in We Were Liars. It turns out that several of the characters were only in the main characters mind and they had actually died.

  16. bookworm2010 says:

    The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan had a really good twist as did Looking For Alaska by John Greene.

  17. notsoteenreads says:

    I’m still pretty blown away by We Were Liars!

  18. Lady Midnight! I never saw the truth coming

  19. JFrender says:

    Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3)
    by Gail Carriger has the best twists I have read lately a lot of things that I didn’t see coming!

  20. kgates25 says:

    We were liars is one of my favorite twisty YA reads.

  21. caro.eliza says:

    What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott and Killer Intinct by SE Green

    Both ended up with people I did not expect being the murders.

  22. kcmmp13 says:

    I have to agree with alyssayuri. I did not see that coming when I was reading Harry Potter: POA.

  23. dhammelef says:

    Passenger has the best twist

  24. taylorreadsbooks says:

    We Were Liars, Red Queen and Lady Midnight!

  25. lollyletsgo says:

    Kiss of Deception… AWESOME– in the who is actually who — I don’t want to give it away,, it’s so fun!!!

  26. reneejr says:

    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending

  27. Leanne014 says:

    The last book I read Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger had a surprisingly ending for me

  28. Lori says:

    The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell Supposed suicides aren’t.

  29. purplehrtd says:

    We Were Liars has one of the best twists that I have ever read in a YA novel.

  30. athenazsy says:

    I think We Were Liars had one of the best twists. There are so many different directions the ending could have taken and the ending was pretty shocking and unexpected for me.

  31. Ashlyn1422 says:

    We were liars definitely had a twist at the end! Also, The Strange and Beautful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. Such a beautiful yet unsettling story! I never put the clues her brother gave together, but it all made sense in the end.

  32. Kate says:

    Red Queen had a really unexpected twist (for me at least) toward the end!!

  33. Archmagereba says:

    One of my favorite (and first) plot twists that I ever experienced was from The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. SPOILER- You find out Sage, the main character, is actually the prince who was thought to be dead.

  34. Kaneisha winch says:

    Both we were liars and lady midnight I read them both a while ago and still can not believe it

  35. No twist beats Snape being revealed as really being one of the good guys in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It built up to it and you kind of knew he was a good guy but it still made me cry buckets and even after all this time, it still brings tears to my eyes!

  36. Dawn_Heronstairs98 says:

    I think the Mortal Instruments series has a good twist because you find out Clary and Jace are siblings but then it turns out they aren’t siblings. And then there is another twist when you find out Jace isn’t a Wayland or a Morgenstern but is actually part of the Herondale family.

  37. starlightshine83 says:

    Kiss of Deception…never saw it coming…the Assassin and the Prince is all I will say about that. 😉

  38. Jmoore4 says:

    I have to agree that We Were Liars has been momorable for me cause of the twist and it is why it is one of my favorite reads. There are so many good books though with great twists and turns! It’s a great way to keep us on our toes and wanting more while reading.

  39. lilyross says:

    I think one of the twist book that I remember is City of Glass when Sebastian turned out to be Caly’s brother and they actually kissed. Never saw that coming and I just love the Mortal Instrument.

  40. The twisting staircase that are the Cassandra Clare books that made me think twice about everything and cry my eyes out, and those will always be my favorite.

  41. Weeziel40er says:

    I just finished reading Hotel Ruby and I looooved the twist!!! The whole plot was amazing and the twist just added to it. I saw a little of it coming but not the whole thing! Suzanne Young does creepy twists very well!

  42. alig1020 says:

    I would have to say the twist of Snape being a “good guy” all along in the Harry Potter series. I honestly had him pegged as a baddie, especially after the ending of number 6. I was pleasantly surprised, and a little teary, when I discovered that he had good motives for his actions throughout the series.

  43. says:

    I don’t know about best twist (I hate superlatives), but I read The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas not too long ago, and I did not see the ending coming at all.

  44. AStoner says:

    The boy on top of the mountain- John Boyne this book is has a few surprising twists

  45. ninaluvzbooks says:

    I think all the twists in the Falling Kingdom series by Morgan Rhodes has been epic. I am addicted to this series, especially listening to it on audiobook.

  46. cgigous says:

    I liked the twists in A Thousands Skies Above You by Claudia Gray. I did not see most of them coming. TWIST SPOILER ALERT: You will find out that Paul was innocent, her father was trapped by the Firebird, and Theo was not what he seemed.

  47. ashleyf29 says:

    We were liars by E. Lockhart. It’s crazy how the main character is actually dead. You don’t find that out until the very end of the story.

  48. Nabi7654 says:

    I absolutely loved We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and Finding Paris by Joy Preble because you never expect the ending and they both made me cry.

  49. Hamburgerearmuffs says:

    Definitely the ending to The Merciless by Danielle Vega

  50. cheekylala says:

    Finding out that Snape in the Harry Potter books was actually a good guy was a surprising twist.

  51. rachelisce says:

    Craziest twist is in King’s Rising, the final Captive Prince book: Laurent already knowing Damen’s identity.

  52. Lauraj123 says:

    Allegiant. Never saw Roth ending it that way. Soooo sad and very disappointing!

  53. We Were Liars, Red Queen, and The Kiss of Deception all had great twists! (I don’t want to spoil them for anyone)

  54. litledeb says:

    It’s hard for me to choose one, but one book that surprised me was Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I read it several years ago in High School, but usually I can figure things out before the end of the book, but I remembering being surprised that what Ender thought was just another test turned out to be something real.

  55. RoRo says:

    John Green is the king of this he did it on Looking for Alaska she is the center of our book and then poof she is gone and then on TFIOS Gussssss

  56. Tash says:

    I know Hotel Ruby is one of the free reads so it feels like I’m just saying that book for that reason but I read the book awhile back ago and even though after I found out about the big twist towards the end and it felt like that should’ve been obvious from the get go but for some reason it floored me and is why it’s one of my favorite books to this day, I really didn’t see that twist coming, I was suspicious of a similar twist but I was still wrong.

  57. ColeBowl91 says:

    Just finished Half Lost and the end just killed me.

  58. Bruinbr says:

    I was really surprised by the twist/ending of We were liars. I did not think that all the friends had died in the fire!

  59. Supera710 says:

    The unbecoming of Mara dyer was one I enjoyed and kept me turning pages

  60. Sweetoblivion says:

    Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s Burn for Burn trilogy had a really great twist. More than one great twist. The books were just amazing.

  61. mollyeya says:


  62. alterlisa says:

    I think Ender’s Game had the most surprising twist-that all the games were reality

  63. lurkykitty says:

    Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs had a good twist. It was who the killer was.

  64. Safia says:

    We were liars by E. Lockhart had a really good twist, no spoilers! 💟

  65. says:

    Wow, this is really hard to answer! Almost any of Cassandra Clare’s books, Red Queen, Kiss of Deception… I could go on and on…

  66. geckogirl1982 says:

    There are so many good ones, so to try to pick something different I’m going to go with The End of Everything by Meg Abbot.

    Finding out she went willingly with her captor and rapist because her sister almost killed her, and she thought he was saving her was absolutely nuts!
    *end spoiler*

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