Review: Twisted Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #2) by Shay West

Posted March 9, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Twisted Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #2) by Shay WestTwisted Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #2) by Shay West
Published by Booktrope Editions on July 24th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, SciFi
Format: eARC
Pages: 190
Source: Publisher

Alexis Davenport is learning to come to grips with her ability to travel through time, but she still hasn’t been able to stop the evil Drifter and his Master from trying to alter the past.

When she travels back to ancient Egypt, Alex gets a most unexpected surprise; she meets someone who can help her figure out how to use her powers, another Traveler like herself.

But can Alex learn how to control her gift before Drifter finds a way to stop her from meddling in his Master’s plans?

This book follows the story of Alexis, who can travel back in time to kind of “save” the day. Based on the previous book, there seemed to always be this evil guy that’s been traipsing through time, ruining different events. Everytime, Alexis gets sent back to the same time as him, and had to save the day. Though, her previous attempt at time-travelling, she died. She was thrown into a void, but for unknown reasons, she managed to force her way back into her body. So, this time, when she was thrown back to the Egyptian time, she finally saw a traveller, like herself. Sean, though, has a Master to guide him through everything. FINALLY, she has some help regarding this Travelling thingy.


But this is not just a rant, I really do not like this book, not the story line, not character. ESPECIALLY the character, Alex. Firstly, is it me, or was she super whiny throughout the whole book? I mean, I loved her in the first book, because she got past all that whiny stage about how her friends got everything that she did not. I get it that the author wants to portray her as similar to a typical teenage girl, but seriously, barely five minutes into the book, I was already simmering with anger. I think it got way too much for me. For some reason, the whole book was written in the whole teen angst kind of language. I mean, honestly, what happened to that amazing story line I read in the first book? Stop already, really, please fix her up or something. Stop with the whole “oh my God, my mom doesn’t allow me to have a life, to have this, to have that.” GROW. UP. DONE.

Secondly, the love triangle. (YES, this might be a bit of a spoiler, so please stop reading if you don’t want spoilers.) I mean, come on, I am TOTALLY cool with the whole “liking someone else but still in a relationship” in books nowadays, but I think that only justifies it when the male character is a jerk. But for this book, that is like the other way around. I mean, HOW CAN YOU STILL BE IN LOVE WITH BEAU and not even feel the least bit guilty about it? I have read most books like this, and at the very least, the girl knows the meaning of guilt. But not this girl. REALLY. I have way too much problem with her character, I am about to pull my hair out.

Thirdly, the story line. I am so DONE. For some reason, most of the book this time is based on Alex’s freaking annoying whiny attitude, such that there was barely anything new about the time-travelling thing. Sure, there was progress here and there, but that’s all. There’s barely a climax. Where’s the dangerous part that’s supposed to make your heart beat fast? Where’s the whole PROBLEM in this book? When it finally ended, I was stunned. Like, “wait WHAT.

Like I said, I am done. Give me a very good reason why I should attempt the last book.

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