Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A Twist of Fate by Joanna Rees
Romy and Thea, two beautiful baby girls, their futures sealed with the flip of a coin.
One will enter a life of privilege, surrounded by only the best money can buy. The other will fight for survival in an orphanage, against an evil regime who seek only to exploit her. Throughout the years their paths will cross, neither knowing who the other one is, their lives overflowing with secrets, blackmail and murder. From the snow covered forests of Eastern Europe to the glistening white beaches of the Caribbean. From the gutters of London's Soho to the towering skyscrapers of New York, A twist of fate tore them apart, only their strength and determination can reunite them...
A Twist of Fate is and excellent and a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it as it's both exciting and touching at the same time.
Right from the first chapter, I was drawn into the two extreme different lives of these two girls when with a flip of a coin, their future were determined. I guess you can say that's fate because the coin can go either way but it went the way it did so Romy ended up in an orphanage whereas Thea ended up with great riches surrounding her.
The book wasn't really extreme and both Romy and Thea were not portrayed as super heroine but just any real life person trying to deal with what lives throw to them. You might think that Thea has it good with great riches surrounding her but no, there's much trials for her to bear as well.
My favourite moments would be when Romy and Thea met unexpectedly and accidentally and one didn't know the other was there and even more didn't know that they are related.
Right up to the last page, my time was very much twisted around this book and it didn't take me long to untwist myself :)
If you come across this title, do make sure you twist your fingers around it and twist it home with you :).