I just finished Tangled Webs and…wow. I am trying to put my thoughts together, but all that comes to mind is AEUHRGSR.EIGHR;EGHSOG. As of the time that I’m writing this (March 16th), Tangled Webs is by far, the best book that I have read in 2015. Yes, it was that amazing. I am amazed by Lee Bross’ writing prowess. If this review seems to be a bit all over the place, that’s because I’m trying to put my gushing thoughts into words.
Imagine living your life as an orphan, growing up with no friendly faces, and then being adopted by a frightening man named Bones. Yes, his name was Bones. Imagine having to learn how to steal in order to be given even a scrap of bread. That was Arista’s childhood. But one day, Bones decided to turn Arista into a pawn for his blackmailing schemes. She became known as Lady A, the mysterious woman clad in a gown and a mask, who didn’t take no for an answer. She traded secrets for money, but nothing she did was ever for her- it was all for Bones. Luckily for her, she had two extremely close friends, Nic and Becky, who had grown up with her under Bones’ thumb. Nic served as backup, a bodyguard if you will, whenever Lady A was needed. Becky was a seamstress, and was in charge of making Lady A’s outfits.
While Arista was forced into a deceptive, scheming life, it didn’t mean that she had to enjoy it. She constantly thought about freedom, and what if’s. What would her life be like if she was able to escape from Bones? Who would she be if she wasn’t Lady A? These thoughts constantly ran throughout her mind. And one day, something major happened which caused her life to take a turn that she never saw coming. What was it? You’ll have to read to find out!
Okay, now that you know what the story was about, *commence the book flailing and gushing!*
Tangled Webs taught me what it meant for writing to be gorgeous. I honestly don’t know how to describe it other than being gorgeous! It was smooth, elegant, charming, sophisticated, and just all around beautiful! It was funny- I read the first page, and my eyes immediately opened wide, because I could tell that this book was going to be something special. Yes, I could tell that Tangled Webs was going to be incredible from the first page. That was something special and it very rarely happens.
Also, the characters, ooh la la, I loved them all! I felt my heart jump and skip a beat whenever something nerve-wracking happened, and my heart felt warm and fuzzy whenever something good happened. Not only did I feel like I was inside the book, I actually felt like I was Arista! While I was reading, I had no clue what was going on around me in the real world. All that I knew was what was happening to Arista in 1725 London. Yes, this book did take place in the past, which generally tends to make me a bit iffy, but the setting worked perfectly this time.
I will give a warning- there is a small love triangle. But, with that being said, I had my eyes on one ship the entire time, and I never looked back! Also, I have added a new book boyfriend to my list. Ahhh, my love. It holds no bounds for one of the love interests. <3
Overall, Tangled Webs was simply phenomenal, and I cannot recommend it enough! I am obviously giving it 5 stars. 🙂