About the Book
Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have spent years successfully hiding their telepathic connection. But when a girl falls unconscious at their doorstep, the girls learn that they might not be the only people in the world with extraordinary powers and that a memory thief is on the loose. As the twins try to help the girl find her memories, they discover that the superhero world might be bigger—and more dangerous—than they ever imagined.
I started reading Twinepathy a while ago when C.B. Cook released it as a serial story on her blog. It has two elements I love: superheroes and secret agents. I knew I would love it. You know what? I did.
Each character had a unique personality and superpower. I love how Albany and Brooklyn are twins, but they are very different people. Albany is more of the fangirl and Brooklyn is the "girly-girl".
One thing that I didn't particularly like was that Albany lied a lot. This is key to the story, however, and part of her character arc...so...just be warned that it happens. Blaze is 100% awesome. Period. I may or may not have a speculation of who he might be when he isn't on a mission for IDIA.
Overall, the characters were well developed and I liked them a lot.
With so many superhero things flying around in today's society, it can be hard to actually come up with something unique. I assure you, C.B. Cook did. The superpowers were very original (at least, from what I am aware of). And a bad guy stealing people's memories? Very original.
To Sum it Up
I highly recommend Twinepathy! If you don't believe me, know that I made a book trailer for it. Here is the proof:
*Disclaimer* I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Today I would like to welcome C.B. Cook to my little corner of the Internet!
Why did you decide you wanted to be an author?
C.B. Cook: I think it was mostly because I loved reading and books so much. Then, when I was younger, I started writing stories on my own. One of my creative writing teachers really encouraged me to keep writing, as did a few after her, and I haven't stopped since! When I found out about self-publishing, I knew I wanted to go that route, since I prefer having control over aspects of my book.
What role does your faith play in your writing?
C.B. Cook: My faith is very important in my writing. Even if I'm writing a story that doesn't mention God, like Twinepathy, I always ask myself if the story is glorifying God in content and topic. Would I want Jesus to read this scene, or would I want him to skip over it? That's something that's helped me throughout the writing and editing process.
C.B. Cook: It depends on the book! It usually takes me several months for a full novel. I started Twinepathy in September of last year and finished writing it in March. Then editing took me about three more months. So this book took me about nine months! That seems about average for me.
What is it like being a self-published author?
C.B. Cook: It's rewarding, hard, exciting, terrible, and so, so crazy. I know it's crazy for all authors, but when you self-publish, you have to worry about publicity and marketing and covers and... everything. But it's also so rewarding because you can point to your cover and say "I made that!" and tell people, "I've sold such-and-such number of copies without a publisher!"
Coffee, tea, or neither?
C.B. Cook: Neither, actually. I've had iced peach tea a few times, and that was pretty good. But all in all, I prefer lemonade, water, or milk.
What character (your own or otherwise) are you most like?
C.B. Cook: Oddly enough, I don't think I'm much like Albany at all. I can't think of many characters that remind me of myself, except for Database from Twinepathy. For others' books, I can only think specifically of The Lord of the Rings... and then I'd say Merry or Pippin. I'm tempted to say Merry, because I'm sneaky and I know more about my friends than they'd think, most likely (honestly, when he was telling Frodo about all the spying he'd done...). But Pippin is mischievous, which is also like me. All in all, I'd probably be a hobbit!
Thank you so much for joining me today!
About the Author
C.B. Cook is just a girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an "author". She's a Christian and a home school graduate dedicated to changing others’ lives through the power of the written word.