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The Twisted Ones | Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed Wrisley | Review


Summary:

It's been a little over a year since the events of the first book. Charlie is in college, studying engineering, and is trying to correct her father's legacy. Officer Clay shows up to ask her some questions. Apparently there's been a murder. The wounds on the body look exactly the same as the scars left by a spring lock suit. Someone, or something, is out for blood.

Review:

I said in my review of The Silver Eyes that I was buying this book because the first one was such a fun read. This sequel does not disappoint. 

This book reads so much like a 1980's B horror movie sequel. There were some scenes that I'm sure were meant to be scary but I just ended up chuckling. While the first book was conservative in its killing and scope, this one just goes over-the-top. It even scales up the scientific and paranormal aspects of the animatronics. The villain himself is so absurd that he wasn't scary at all. Just like what happens in the sequels to B horror movies! 

I'll give Cawthon and Breed-Wrisley full credit for the occasional cleverness the characters come up with. Unfortunately, while the last book had a great creepiness factor going for it, this book did not. There were no creepy scenes to help balance out the nonsensical attempts at scariness. Seriously, the scene where Charlie and John watch a zombie movie and she keeps thinking about all the things the movie got wrong was a great metaphor for the book. You don't read it for the logic, just the silliness. 

In all, I'm still glad I bought the book and that I read it in October. The authors left it open for a third book and I'm kinda hoping they follow through. If you don't take it too seriously, you'll have a fun time! 


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