A young woman wakes up bloody and freezing on the bank of a frozen river under a blood-red sky. This opening scene in Twixt really sets the tone for the rest of the novel. In Twixt, Sleepers live in fear of the Snatchers, fearsome monsters who snatch away anyone who dares to be out in the night. The mysterious Sixers control the supply of Nox, a highly addictive drug that gives Sleepers memories of their waking life. Only the Fetchers can outrun the Snatchers; their job is to fetch the new Sleepers. Lottie, the main character, is rescued by the best Fetcher in Adeo City, Charlie. But what exactly is Twixt, why are they there, and who is Lottie in her waking life?
Full of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, this action-packed novel is by far Ms. Diemer’s best work. The characters are well developed and interesting. The romance is heart-warming but not cliché or sappy. The novel appears to be a horror story, but in truth it’s a story about the redemptive power of love. With a great action-driven plot, wonderful world-building, and a perfect ending that wraps everything up, this novel earns its five stars. If you liked The Dark Wife you’ll definitely like Twixt, and if you enjoyed any of Sarah Diemer’s darker short stories from Love Devours Tales of Monstrous Adoration you’ll love (and devour!) this book. Highly recommended for any YA fans or fans of paranormal fiction.