A Twisted Belief by Pearl Khatri is an over-whelming magical and heart-wrenching fantasy novel that has it all: strong bad-ass females, Greek mythology creatures, witches, vampires, Kings and glorious Princes, transforming Empyreans, epic adventures, battles for life and death, Goddess Prophecies and destiny calling moments.
The plot was so unique! I can’t say too much since I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but it is truly original, imaginative and with so many twists that you almost feel like you've been hit by a tornado. There is not a dull moment ever in this book, it starts off with a flurry of actions and turns into a rollercoaster ride at the second half. And, the characters! The characters are the most interesting aspects of the story. The main character, Erabella is both fierce and insecure at the same time. I really like that she is not to the perfect princess-type, but that she has “chubby cheeks” and is “plumpy as a plum” and so bad-ass. The way she tells all the men around her off and how she never backs down from a fight, is just hilarious. But there are so many other unique characters in this book. The strong and honorable Aaron, Prince-turning-King Vallian who stands up for Erabella in a time of need, Prince Johan who is so gloriously gay and sweet, the protective minotaur Orion, Elafil who reminds me of sweet Dolby in HP and Wance, the sexy powerful warlock. But of course, most of all the magnificent Ryan. He’s like Rhysand from the ACOTAR-series turned into a centurion AND a vampire.
Please be aware though that this book contains mature content, both sexual and language-wise and that it is a NA, not a YA, novel. Some scenes seriously made me blush! Just let me say that riding a centaur can get your imagination spinning… And the language is a bit crude, with plenty of use of the four-letter word and other cuss words, but it makes the dialogues snarky and hilarious!
All in all, A Twisted Belief is a fast paced, hard hitting, epic ride that will take you on exciting twists and turns! It is full of diversity, imaginative characters and a unique world building.
Find out more about the book and the author here: Pearl Khatri