Wonderland Wendsdays: Twisted Dreams (The Dhampyre Chronicles #1) by Marissa Farrar

Published December 10, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Twisted Dreams (The Dhampyre Chronicles, #1)

Title- Twisted Dreams (The Dhampyre Chronicles #1)

Author- Marissa Farrar

Publisher- Warwick House Press

Rating- 3.5 Stars


Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different.

Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star.

But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too.

Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights…


I have a bit of mixed feeling about this book, I really enjoyed the concept. It was interesting having Elizabeth being half vampire and half human and seeing how she deals with her situation. She also had to deal with having powers where she is either able to see what is about to happen to someone or has already happened to them, but she never know which vision she is seeing.

I also did not really see a connection between all the characters. I am not sure if it was because the book was a bit on the short side and there wasn’t as much time to have character development. There was also a bunch of mystery with in the book which could have been an attribute to the lack of connections.

However, the story kept me engaged and I had to keep guessing what was going to happen until the very end of the story. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, something happened, where I was left in the dark again.

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