Twixt

Twixt You Wake Upon The Cold GroundAs You Struggle To Rise, As Your Breath Exhales Like A Ghost, You Know Only Two Things You Can T Remember Who You AreAnd You Re Being HuntedNo One Sleeps In Abeo City The Lost Souls Gather Indoors At Night As Snatchers Tear Through The Sky On Black Feathered Wings, Stalking Them But Inside The Rotting Walls Of The Safe Houses Comes A Quieter, Creeping Danger The People Of Abeo City Have Forgotten Their Pasts, And They Can Trade Locks Of Their Hair To Sinister Women Known Only As The Sixers For An Addictive Drug Nox Will Give You Back A Single Memory For A PriceLike The Other Lost Souls, Lottie Wakens In This Harsh Landscape And Runs In Terror From The Snatchers But She Soon Comes To Realize That She Is Not At All Like The People Of Abeo City When She Takes Nox, Her Memories Remain A Mystery, And The Monsters Who Fill The Sky At Night Refuse To Snatch Her Trying To Understand Who She Is, And How She Ended Up In Such A Hopeless Place, Lottie Bands Together With Other Outcasts, Including A Brave And Lovely Girl Named Charlie In The Darkness, And Despite The Threat Of A Monstrous EndLove Begins To GrowBut As Lottie And Charlie Plot Their Escape From Abeo City, Lottie S Dark Secrets Begin To Surface, Along With The Disturbing Truth About Twixt A Truth That Could Cost Her EverythingTwixt Is A Stunning, Page Turning Adventure, Part YA Paranormal Romance, Part Thrilling Horror, From Award Winning YA Author Sarah Diemer

I write about heroic, magical girls who love girls YA author of Golden Crown Award winning THE DARK WIFE the lesbian, YA retelling of the Persephone myth and TWIXT and co author, with my amazing wife, author Jennifer Diemer, of Project Unicorn A Lesbian YA Extravaganza.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 241 pages
  • Twixt
  • Sarah Diemer
  • English
  • 21 January 2017

10 thoughts on “Twixt

  1. says:

    I contain multitudes. Spookapalooza part 2 witchy buddies strike again I must admit this was a tad too mild for me, but I still enjoyed the story a lot It was really deep and emotional I liked how it was developed than how it was presented if you get what I mean, but the entire concept is interesting and the idea of what it could have been, is probably what kept me reading from start to end with the same amount of enthusiasm I m not giving it 3 stars because the twists and plot were a little too predictable, and because it was a bit boring A bonus star, though, goes to the sweet girls supporting and loving girls subplot Soooooo lovely

  2. says:

    I love everything I ve read by Sarah Diemer Her writing is an art form and she has an imagination that appears to have no limits.

  3. says:

    This was an original concept with a truly surprising plot twist The author has a gift for description, and she built the world and the characters beautifully It s hard to review without spoilers, but it s a mystery fantasy story that has some horror elements and a lovely f f romance.

  4. says:

    You wake upon the cold ground As you struggle to rise, as your breath exhales like a ghost, you know only two things You can t remember who you are And you re being hunted In addition to being a great summary of our starting point, the above quote from the book description gives a glimpse of the tense, foreboding atmosphere that permeates Sarah Diemer s Twixt One nameless first person narrator has little time to register her strange, cold surroundings, the blood on her hands or the fear coursing through her before a young woman suddenly arrives and urges her to run It s almost night, and that means the Snatchers are coming Twixt was recommended to me by a friend and I didn t know anything going in, and as that s how I d recommend experiencing it I won t get into plot details I will say it starts strong and builds wonderfully throughout The writing style is tremendous and the atmosphere established downright chilling The strange world our heroine finds herself in is fantastically imaginative and vividly realized Even elements common to this genre are given a little slant of context that makes them feel new The story, characters and world all convey emotional impact throughout the book, perfectly capturing the appropriate in over your head feeling I was a step ahead on figuring out some of the book s mysteries, but other twists and turns were unexpected and they all fit logically and worked to support and enhance the story being told The variety of characters presented also really adds to the narrative, as we are shown several different points of view on the state of life in Twixt Encountering numerous attitudes and people ranging from deep to shallow and several shades in between also adds a great feeling of authenticity to the rather unusual setting and events While romantic elements obviously aren t uncommon in any type of novel, I ve read very few where the romance feels completely natural Twixt manages this with a perfect touch, with it s characters emotions easy to relate to and deftly related to the reader I was tempted not to bring up one of the main pairings is between two young women, as one of the wonderful things here is that relationship being treated as perfectly normal and not requiring further mention or explanation, but it is something I m sure some readers would rather know ahead of time and since the book description contains this information too I decided to mention it.Speaking of the book description it doesn t really have spoilers but it does summarize a bit than I personally would like and I m kind of glad I didn t read it before the book If you haven t seen it already I d recommend skipping it Twixt is easily one of the best paranormal stories I ve read and can be appreciated well beyond it s intended YA audience Highly recommended.

  5. says:

    I would say that I loved this book The author surely had to put a lot of thoughts into it, from the superb worldbuilding, that I, have to admit, wasn t really expecting, to the plot that was pretty neat Reading Twixt was definitely an interesting experience that I surely would love to go through again, with all of those plot twi xts and almost dreamy storytelling Even that first person style that I honestly dislike was, in the end, pretty fitting.And now, why didn t I give Twixt full stars, if I liked it that much My reason is pretty suprising, given that my friend always make fun of me that my rating is like It s gay, 60 10 It s just I see a pattern in Sarah Diemer s books Not that I ve read so many, having read only The Dark Wife and Sappho s Fables, which she wrote under her pen name, but it s unavoidable to see the similarities.Yep, I m talking about the main character and her love interest and no, I don t mean that they are lesbians, which, of course, they are, Harrold It s just one of the pair is always the girly girl who can kick asses but needs her time to do that, and the second is the one with experience in things And the love is mostly on the first sight, which is a trope that I honestly hate.Also, the sex scene Oh my god, they all seem the same to me I m so, so sorry, but I really hope, that her later books have already dealt with this problem.Anyway, this book is good, go read it D

  6. says:

    Not that I ever doubted Sarah s writing but um Twixt didn t just surpass my expectations, it ran past them like a marathon sprinter Twixt is a beautiful beautiful tale of coming to terms with something horrible and heartbreaking and love and loss and it was equal parts spooky and soft and I can t even find the right words to emphasize how good it was but it was SO GOOD And perhaps some people won t like the ending since it was a bit abrupt and vague but I actually quite like it no one really knows what happens THEN and AFTER and everyone has a different concept of it but the way it was written and described was so bright and pure I think it s safe to say we can all believe it s something good we re just free to interpret it however we want as long as it makes us happy and satisfied Anyway the characters were amazing, Lottie and Charlie s scenes made me weep with joy, Violet was the sweetest of souls, Edward just restored my faith in fictional boys meaning he was funny and fun to read and I thoroughly enjoyed his character and couldn t find a single flaw to pick at and the story is to die for I m so glad Twixt was my first book of 2017 and I can t wait to get my grabby gay hands on the rest of Sarah s books

  7. says:

    This is such an amazing, unique story Every time I started reading, I was just swept away by how amazing Diemer s writing is It s entrancing The idea is one that I have never seen before and it honestly had me hooked from the first page I will say that I did see the plot twist coming, but even still the emotions that I felt whilst reading the revelation were great I honestly recommend this book completely The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the ending felt a little incomplete to me I can respect what Diemer was trying to do and I do believe it worked but at the same time, it was lacking If that makes any sense whatsoever But honestly, I adored this book It was creepy, cute, sapphic and wonderful

  8. says:

    4.5 just because I managed to guess who one of the main character really was during the first few chapters I was so rooting for Charlie and Lottie I liked the ending What happened to Lottie at the end reminded me of a line I read from somewhere life is just a chance to grow a soul seems like she was given a chance at that and at redemption The twists and turns of the story were enjoyable it s YA fantasy mystery horror romance rolled into one It s nice how the writer used the concept of illusions, purgatory, angels sort of , and lost souls.

  9. says:

    Lesbehonest

  10. says:

    Find the original review at Jellyfish Reads I was looking forward to reading Twixt since I remember that I read The Dark Wife a couple years ago and enjoyed it, but I think Twixt failed to measure up to the The Dark Wife.The prose in Twixt is lyrical, but unfortunately I don t think the writing style worked for the story that was being told I think a sparser style would have helped to build up the atmosphere and tension much better As such, I think the pace was slowed by the descriptive prose That s not to say there weren t moments when the lyrical prose was fitting and beautiful, but I felt the narrative was weighed down by the style a lot of the time, making the first half drag on a bit too much.Nothing much really happens in the first half of the novel There was a plot twist about 60% in that I saw coming from miles away, so I spent the first half just kind of waiting for the twist to happen Characters are not particularly well fleshed out I think maybe if there was emphasis on getting to really know the characters in the first half then I wouldn t have been so bored But I just ended up thinking, Nothing is happening and I still don t feel like I know the characters at all Part of this problem lies actually with the very concept of the novel People wake up in a place called Twixt with no memories of anything that preceded their awakening So, naturally, without memories, everyone s sense of personality seems greatly dimmed They can get pieces of their memories back by taking something called Nox, so there s one scene in which characters briefly talk about what few memories they have, a scene which I really appreciated But otherwise it was hard for me to see the characters as real people.I must say that one exception is a character called Isabel, who is sort of the ex girlfriend of the main character s love interest She was probably the most interesting character in the entire novel who had a curiously complex personality and hidden depths, but unfortunately that still wasn t very well explored and I never understood her motivations She left the deepest impression on me out of all the characters though and I desperately wanted to know about her.This problem was compounded by the fact that the main character gets a crush on one of the other characters pretty much as soon as they meet and they fall in love very quickly For me to really enjoy a good romance in any story, I have to get to know both characters myself and fall in love with them I have to understand why they re in love with each other But since characterisation in this novel was somewhat on the weak side, I was annoyed by the insta love.The world building is also confusing It s hard to really talk about it without spoiling the reveal that comes about two thirds through the book, so only click if you don t mind being spoiled for that view spoiler The characters who live in Abeo City seem to come from different time periods, though this is never made clear It s revealed that those who come to Abeo City are dead souls, so one explanation is that these people have died at different times, but then wouldn t the characters themselves have a sense of how much longer they ve been here compared to other people I really wanted the novel to delve into this, because one of the characters, Edgar, seems old fashioned than the other characters He wears a waistcoat and a white collared shirt the other characters wear hoodies and sneakers and jeans When talking about his memories, he says that his mother contracted a coughing sickness I m not sure anyone would really say that these days I would have liked it if the novel had actually tackled this and explained what was going on so I could have a better understanding of the characters and visualise the setting clearly I kept expecting an explanation but none came.Not only this, but I also wanted to understand the theology of the novel Twixt is revealed to be what humans call purgatory Snatchers, whom everyone in Abeo City are absolutely terrified of and think of as monsters, are actually good they re represented as like angels There s a church somewhere in the novel as well, but I couldn t figure out what it was really meant to symbolise I wasn t sure whether the book was really at all religious in any way, but the presence of the church was confusing hide spoiler

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