WARPED by Maurissa Guibord

This week we're featuring some books we've enjoyed recently, and keeping with our commitment to take the Story Siren's debut challenge, today I'd like to introduce you to debut author Maurissa Guibord's YA novel WARPED.
From Goodreads:

Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

I really enjoyed WARPED.  The concept was unique, and I felt like I was reading something I hadn't read before.  I loved the idea of a tapestry, with each thread representing an individual life.  When Tessa pulls a loose thread from the tapestry, she inadvertently takes a life out of the past and brings it into her present.  It doesn't hurt that the life she brings over is the adorable younger son of an earl.  Why yes, I do have a soft spot for sons of titled Englishman, so of course I was charmed byWill.
But the novel is about more than Tessa's blossoming romance with Will, it's a layered story about fate and free will, and the ties that bind people together.  I love this type of book, one that keeps me turning the pages, but also leaves me with bigger ideas and questions about life. The story has a unique mix of myth, the paranormal, time travel and history, featuring legends and creatures that have not been overdone.

I also loved that the story had a satisfying ending.  I've read too many books lately that end on a cliffhanger.  WARPED ends nicely, but still leaves room for a sequel.  I don't know if a sequel is in the works, but I would definitely be interested in learning more about Will and how his fate intertwines with Tessa going forward.

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