The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones Review

When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods.

When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?

Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.

Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.

From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher.

Title:The Twisted Ones
Edition Language:English

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    The Twisted Ones Reviews

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HORROR 2019! what will happen?i don’t usually dig folk horror—i find it too understated; too quaint and stylized to be entertaining, let alone s...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    The Twisted Ones is a modern twist on an old horror classic! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: The Twisted Ones begins with mild consternation: Melissa, who goes by “Mouse,” has th...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Oh I loved this book!! I was lucky enough to get it from our tiny library but I’m going to get myself a physical copy!! Thanks to my horror group or I might have missed it! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars rounded up**After Mouse's Grandmother passes away, her Father asks for Mouse's help with cleaning out the house. She is happy to help him and let's him know, it won't be a problem.He's had...

  • Allison Hurd

    I'm all riled up so though I should be sleeping, here is instead a review. This book is like being handed the script for "I Am Legend" and turning it into "Zombieland." It is based on horror, but it's...

  • Peter

    What a massive read! Melissa, nicknamed Mouse, is to clear out her grandmother's house. There she comes across the mentioning of a hidden (by her evil grandmother) book , The 'Green Book', owned by he...

  • Fran

    In the backwoods of North Carolina stood the house of Melissa's estranged dead grandmother. Melissa aka Mouse, with her Redbone Coonhound "Bongo" in tow, arrived in her pick-up truck to clean out the ...

  • Racheal

    In my mind I roughly categorize supernatural horror into two main groups: Babadook-style horror and Cabin in the Woods-style horror.Babadook-style horror is the kind that starts out right off the bat ...

  • Char

    3.5/5* (Rounded up to 4 for Goodreads.)THE TWISTED ONES was a nice take on folklore and an homage, (or is it a sequel?) to Arthur Machen's THE WHITE PEOPLE. I loved the narrators of the story, (both t...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    I didn't realize how much I needed more folk horror in my life until reading this, but wow. This was so enjoyable, though the ending did go off the rails for me a bit (enough to knock this down to a 4...