Book Review: All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Book Review: All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana UrbanAll Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: 17th March 2020
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

I thought All Your Twisted Secrets was a tonne of fun! I had a feeling when I requested it that it would be one to watch out for, and I wasn’t surprised to find that it was a hit thriller for me. I’m really impressed with how debut author Diana Urban wove this story, and I now can’t wait to see what she comes out with in the future!

Check back in a few days for my author interview with Diana Urban!

Told in fast paced dual timelines, the plot of All Your Twisted Secrets keeps moving and hurtling towards the climax at a breathtaking pace. Who has trapped these teenages in the room? Who is going to die?! You have no idea until towards the end, as Urban manages to keep you guessing.

Okay, admittedly I did have some inkling of what was going on towards the end of the book. I had started suspecting almost all of the characters of being involved, and since I was suspecting everyone, one of those theories turned out to be correct. But ti was still so much fun finding out what I was wrong and right about. I had an absolute blast reading this book.

Although I did manage to (kind of) figure out who the culprit was, I wasn’t prepared for the ending to GO THERE. No spoilers, but if you’ve read the book then you know what I mean. It’s not often that YA thrillers actually get that dark towards the end and explore characters in such a way. My favourites tend to do that.

There are some topics in this book such as bullying and suicide, which I feel were handled sensitively by the author. If you go on Goodreads you will be able to find a list of trigger warnings.

I’m super hyped to see where Urban will go with her writing in the future! I will definitely be checking out more of her work in the future, and having read All Your Twisted Secrets my faith has now been restored in YA thrillers. It was a bit rocky there for a while, but this book pulled through.

One comment on “Book Review: All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

  1. SAMANTHA MCNULTY 31/07/2020 9:50 am

    This sounds so good!

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