Review: A Tangled Web by M.L. Sparrow

A Tangled WebTitle: A Tangled Web

Author: M.L. Sparrow


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 94 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: February 1st, 2017 by Kindle

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Japan, 2011

Taiyo is a normal high-school girl living with her Grandmother in Sendai. She goes to school, partakes in club activities and hangs out with her two best friends, twin brothers Ryuu and Kairi. However, her perfect world is shattered when she begins dating Kairi but quickly discovers she’s already in love with Ryuu.

A tangled web of lies surrounds the pair, but everything is suddenly knocked into perspective on March 11th when they are caught up in a natural disaster that devastates the country and robs thousands of their homes, their possessions, and their lives…

My Thoughts

Taiyo lives in Japan with her grandmother. She is torn between the two brothers Ryuu and Kairi who has been her best friends since childhood. She realizes she has been in love with Ryuu since forever after she starts dating Kairi. Taiyo finds herself in a tangle of lies created by herself but when disaster strikes her whole world shatters.

I really loved reading A Tangled Web. The characters were diverse and unique. Kairi and Ryuu are twin brothers but they couldn’t be more different from each other. Whereas Kairi is obedient and focused on his career, Ryuu is the mischief-maker and fun loving one. I immediately fell in love with Ryuu, he was just so lively and humane.

The story focuses on the life of Taiyo who is our protagonist. When Kairi asks her on a date, she is unable to say anything which the others take it as a yes which was so wrong btw. She decides to go on with it after she sees Ryuu dating but finally realizes she has always loved him. After the confession, Taiyo should have immediately come clean to Kairi and the others, especially her friend Aya who was dating Ryuu. However, in order to protect the feelings of other, she begins to tell lies after lies which ultimately creates more problem for her. I understood she was afraid to lose her friends but lying wasn’t simply the right thing to do.

Nonetheless, the earthquake along with the tsunami happens when Taiyo and Ryuu are on the beach. It gave me goosebumps to read those scenes and thinking that the disaster actually took place only a few years ago. The chaos that followed really broke my heart.

There was various Japenese terminology used in this book but the writing flowed smoothly and it was pretty easy to understand the terms plus there was a glossary in the end.

Overall, A Tangled Web was an interesting read. I liked how the story was told, everything felt so real, like I was transported to that very place. The characters were refreshing to read about. I loved the message that was conveyed throughout the book.

Recommend it?


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