RYAR Review: INVISIBLE by Dawn Metcalf

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INVISIBLE by Dawn Metcalf
Series: The Twixt #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on September 30, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Provided by: NetGalley
Rating: 5 stars


This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.


Some things lie beneath the surface.


With the power to change everything.

Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.

Her choice is balanced on a scalpel’s edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.


The world of the Twixt that Dawn Metcalf created in her series is so different, so imaginative, a little bit creepy, but absolutely wonderful. And INVISIBLE returns readers to that magical world, to characters who are unusual, beautiful, bizarre, and whose motives are most often unknown, complex, and potentially sinister.

This second installment in the series picks up a few months after the events in INDELIBLE. While things first appear to have settled down for Joy Malone, it’s a calm that is short-lived. With time ticking down to a choice that must be made that could sever her ties to Ink and the Twixt forever, a ruthless knight hell-bent on slaying her, putting everyone she cares about at risk, secrets that she’s keeping and decisions that she’s made that threaten to destroy everything, and a revelation that could change not only her life, but the Twixt, forever, things in Joy’s life are far from tranquil.

With even bigger stakes, an even greater threat, and a choice that promises heartbreak, INVISIBLE is a sequel that is action-packed, suspense- and tension-filled, nerve-wracking, heartwrenching, and incredibly exciting. It’s a story that will keep readers glued to the page until the very end.

I was not able to put this book down. I devoured it in one sitting. It had everything I loved about INDELIBLE – its characters, the world, the magic – but it ratcheted up the action, the suspense, the mystery elements. It made me root for the main character, but also want to throttle her, much like a certain much-loved character in this series did. And I may have screamed at her once or twice before she once again became the Joy I knew and adored.

I loved everything about this story, but I especially loved the foreshadowing, the bits and pieces the author dropped in along the way that made me curious, that put me on alert, and made me anxious and worried about what it would mean. I also loved that many questions were answered, but some only partially, leaving plenty to wonder about, to hope for, in the books to come.

There is no cliffhanger ending in INVISIBLE, just like with the first book in the series. The story ends in a place that wraps things up enough to satisfy, but keeps them open enough for readers to wish the next book was available to continue the story immediately.

This second book is not a filler book. It moves the plot forward, it takes the story deeper, it further develops the characters, it introduces even more conflict, and it adds a few twists that promise to make the remaining books in this series positively riveting.

For readers who enjoy stories filled with magic, extraordinary and interesting and peculiar and lovable characters, writing that is creative and engaging and absolutely delightful, worlds that are just a little bit different, then INVISIBLE is a must.

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