Frankly TWISTED by Kevin Eleven | ARC Book Review

(Tales of the 23rd Precinct #2)

To-be Published on: July 21st 2o15

Synopsis (provided by author):

Many often think that they know the characters and as well as motives behind Brooklyn’s own 23rd precinct. Well the fact of the matter is that they don’t as detectives find that scratching your head may be the key to figuring out where exactly it could have all went wrong. Moreover, this just so happens to be the dilemma of Parkside avenue’s finest as they now find themselves entangled within a twisted end at every single corner. However, what they haven’t realized is that someone amongst their own ranks has been leading them astray and is the cause of them backtracking as a result.


My Rating: 3.5 stars 3.5/5 (Pretty Good)

Book Information

Publisher: Flowered Concrete

Page Count: 175

Format: E-book (PDF)


Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from the author, which doesn’t affect opinion of the book. I was not compensated for this review. 

After enjoying Tales of the 23rd Precinct, I was interested in finding how I would enjoy this one. I’m happy to say I found Frankly TWISTED just as enjoyable as its predecessor.

Quick summary

Readers delve deeper into the world of the 23rd Precinct, and follow different detectives as they pursue the guilty. Little did they know the guilty was among them… and right under their noses.

My Review

The plot for Frankly TWISTED is a bit similar to Tales of the 23rd Precinct in theory, however in reading the whole story itself, the novel is assuredly different from the first. The same cliffhangers are there, along with different character POV that kept the novel diverse and interesting. There were several chilling, ‘dark’ moments in the novel, which were interesting and had me continuing the story as well.

The characters remained mostly the same since the previous novel, in that they were well-written and had several different layers to them that were interesting to read into throughout the novel. Each character had a distinct voice to them, and so it wasn’t hard to distinguish between the POV’s, which I appreciated. I was also able to keep better track of the characters this time, and was familiar with them as well, a plus to reading Tales of the 23rd Precinct.

As for the writing style, there were no dramatic changes in comparison to the style in Tales of the 23rd Precinct, so there’s really nothing new to say. Like the previous novel, the writing style suited the story and gave a good look into what was happening in the story in a clear and effective manner.

Overall…

If you have read Tales of the 23rd Precinct and enjoyed it, Frankly TWISTED wraps up things nicely (which is why I’m intrigued as to what could happen in the next book), and is an interesting novel. Overall, this books is a solid 3.5 stars. If you’re more of a contemporary, paranormal, dystopia and fantasy kind of person, I can’t guarantee you’ll enjoy this, but if you’re interested, there’s no harm in trying it out when it’s released.

Happy reading!

-A

WWW Wednesday #6 (May 13)

Hey there! It’s Wednesday, everybody, and you know what that means: WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. We simply answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading

I am currently reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, Ghost Story by Peter Straub & my e-ARC of Frankly TWISTED by Kevin Eleven.

Recently Finished

Hmm, let’s see… MOST recently I finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West, & The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.

I don’t really remember the other books I’ve read recently. Oh well. These are the main ones. (Notice a theme?)

Oh wait, there’s The Heir by Kiera Cass that I finished recently too. 🙂

Reading Next…

I still haven’t gotten around to Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern unfortunately, so I will definitely be getting to that soon, and am looking forward to it. I’m also going to read Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi, (the novella in between the second and third book in the Shatter Me series) as soon as I finish Unravel Me, and will probably then move on to Ignite Me, the last book in the series. Of course, I will also be picking up End of Days by Susan Ee as soon as I can get my hands on it, and along with that I will be getting to Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Finally, I will then read my review copy of Animal by Nikki Rae.


So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Will read next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! I’d love to read your answers.

Happy Wednesday!

-A

Tales of the 23rd Precinct by Kevin Eleven | ARC Book Review

(Tales of the 23rd Precinct #1)

Published: January 13th 2015

Synopsis:

It is well documented that despicable acts in the form of murder, bank heists, snitching, and drug trafficking happen in the heart of New York City daily. However, no borough is more adept to the turmoil of the inner city streets than Brooklyn. In a unique presentation, readers will be able to follow the stories and individual background surrounding Detectives Deborah Lane, Luke Fisher & Frank Matthews. The three detectives must use their wit, competence, persistence and sly capabilities to maneuver throughout Brooklyn and wherever crime may take them. No matter what misguided notions they act upon or crossfires they may encounter, it is quite odd and compelling that each of their stories correlate into something frankly twisted. This project compares to the substantial work of great writers in the Detective Fiction genre such as Ed McBain & Clark Howard. Once the book is devoured in its form, readers will hope for a time portal hoping to transport them back to where it all began.


My Rating: 3.5 stars (Pretty Good)

Book Information

Publisher: Flowered Concrete

Page Count: 174

Format: E-book (PDF)


Please note: This book was sent to me by the author for review purposes, a fact which does not affect my opinion on the book. I was not compensated for this review, and all opinions stated are honest and my own. 

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review (or it seems to me, anyway) and so here I am with a review on a book I’ve been given for review. I had finished this book for quite a bit of time now, but hadn’t gotten the chance to post a review on it. So here I go!

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book, but as I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone, so I accepted the offer and kept an open mind as I was reading the book. I’m happy to say I had an enjoyable reading experience! It was definitely nothing like I expected, and I have to admit, this is one of the most unusual books I’ve ever read, but overall it was an interesting read.Read More »

WWW Wednesday #5 (May 06)

Another WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted @ Should be Reading, but is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Hereafter by Tara Hudson, which I started 2 days ago, (Hereafter teaser HERE) as well as The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, which I started today.

What did you recently finish reading?

Most recently (yesterday, in fact) I finished reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray & Tales from the 23rd Precinct by Kevin Eleven. Other books I’ve recently finished would include The Giver by Lois Lowry, Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, & Shatter Me and Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Continuing with books on my Popsugar Challenge reading list, I have decided I will read Skinned by Robin Wasserman, as well as Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. After that I will possibly read Ghost Story by Peter Straub. Sometime between these novels I will also probably read my ARC of Frankly TWISTED by Kevin Eleven, the forthcoming novel to Tales from the 23rd Precinct.

So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Will read next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

-A