Book Review: Twinepathy

Twinepathy (IDIA Book 1) by [C.B. Cook]
Can you tell this is a superhero book? πŸ˜‰

Hi, everyone! Today, I am so excited to share my review of Twinepathy, by C.B. Cook, with you all! I first heard of this book because a few of my friends had read it and highly recommended it to me, and I ordered it because it looked pretty cool. The first thing I noticed when I lifted it out of the Amazon box was how amazing it looked. The author, who self-published, put so much work into the format and cover, and it is gorgeous. And once I opened the cover, I fell in love with the story inside. This book made me smile so much, and I hope that you all check it out! πŸ˜€

Summary:

Albany and Brooklyn York have a secret: they have a telepathic connection. They’ve hid it for years, but when a girl passes out on their doorstep, they’re swept into a world full of people like them. Other superheroes. As they try to track down a memory thief, they discover that the superhero world is bigger – and more dangerous – than they imagined.

What I Liked:

  • The superpowers. Yes, this is a superhero book, so there will obviously be superpowers. And these are incredibly creative and cool. They feel so original, and the author gives a fresh spin on all of them. I mean, there’s a superhero who can turn into a bird. It’s awesome. πŸ˜€
  • The characters. Oh, these characters! ❀ I fell in love with the whole book, but most of all the characters. Mysterious Jen. Extroverted Brooklyn. Adorable little Maddie. And some other characters that I can’t talk about because they’re kind of spoilers. πŸ˜‰ My favorites, though, were definitely Blaze, Anvil, and Albany. Blaze is basically Loki (without any of the cunning meanness), with his ever-present charming smile, mischievousness, snark, and illusions. Anvil is a loyal, enigmatic, and simply awesome person. And Albany is one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever read, being a bookworm and an ambivert. I also would have reacted in ways very similar to her if I was thrust into the world of superheroes with hardly any warning. XD
  • The plot. Oh, my goodness, it’s such an intriguing and unique plot. It involves a memory thief and codenames and SUPERHEROES and lots of other interesting stuff that I’m not going to talk about because of spoilers. (But I want to talk about it so badly! πŸ˜‰ )
  • The fun. Over everything else, this book is just FUN. It had me smiling and laughing pretty much the whole time, and it was one of those books that’s just lighthearted and hilarious while still being well-written and intriguing.

What I Didn’t Like:

There’s pretty much only one thing that I didn’t like, and that is:

  • The lying. I understand how Albany and Brooklyn were trying hard to figure out how to tell their family about their situation, but they lied a lot throughout the book. There definitely could have been better ways to handle that; the lying felt almost like an “easy” way out for the author. I was glad, though, that at the end of the book (and this is not a spoiler πŸ˜‰ ) that Albany declared, “I’m not cooking up any more lies.” So it wasn’t like they lied repeatedly but didn’t repent of it. πŸ™‚

A couple typos also popped up throughout (like when the author accidentally typed the same few sentences in two different places) which was a little distracting but not terrible. Other than that, though, this book was wonderful.

Content:

Twinepathy is completely clean! Other than very mild violence (superheroes fighting and getting knocked out on several occasions), there is no bad content whatsoever.

Would I Recommend It?

YES, I would totally recommend it!! I loved this book, and if you want a fun, clean, intriguing superhero book, Twinepathy is worth a read.

I give Twinepathy five out of five (5/5) stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up.


Have you read Twinepathy? If not, are you interested? Do you like superheroes? πŸ™‚ Let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Book Review: Twinepathy

  1. AHHH YES TWINEPATHY, MY FAVORITEST SUPERHERO BOOK EVAH!!! (Actually probably the only superhero book I’ve read thus far, but that’s neither here nor there πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚)

    I’m so glad you read this book and enjoyed it, Amelie!! And I am MORE THAN WILLING to geek out about it with you if you’d like!! πŸ˜„

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    • IT IS SO AWESOME!!! I cannot wait until I get Lightporter!!

      I will always be willing to geek out about this book! I loved it so much. As I was reading it, I kept thinking,
      β€œI could totally see this as a TV mini-series or something.” The plot was so original, and…just everything was so original! It didn’t feel like a rip-off of Marvel or any other superhero thing. Also, C.B. ROCKED the first-person-present tense.
      Like I said in my post, the characters were my favorite! Albany is probably the most relatable fictional girl I have ever read about! Also, Jen reminded me a little of Hera…πŸ˜‰ Blaze’s snarkiness provided so much comic relief, and I can’t wait to see more of him and ANVIL.

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      • YES YES YES πŸ™Œ πŸ™Œ I agree with all of that!! I love how relatable Albany is, Blaze is awesome, I love Anvil to death, and of COURSE the similarities between Jen and Hera made me love Jen even more ☺️
        It’s just such a fun book and, like you said, very original. It would absolutely make a great miniseres, maybe even in the style of some of Netflix’s short animated series…
        I’m not usually someone who goes for first-person-present very easily, but I barely even register it in these books, it’s done so well! I love the peek into Albany’s thoughts it gives us, making her the actual narrator of the story. I think Twinepathy may have actually been the first first-person-present narrated book I ever read and truly *enjoyed* that aspect of…

        So I have to ask… Do you have any ships for the series yet? I have one or two, but I’m pretty sure C. B. doesn’t share at least one of them, so I just try to keep quiet about it and enjoy thinking about the possibilities in my own mind πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

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      • Ooh, I love that question. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Yesss, and I know that C.B. doesn’t share my ship as well. But…*whispers* Blaze and Albany are an adorable ship and I want to see more of them together please. πŸ˜„ Who do you ship?

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      • (But I also ship Jen and Anvil just a little, because he’s so protective of her despite her obvious capability in basically every situation. He thinks the world of her and I find it adorable. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š)

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