Review – Paper Cranes (Fairytale Twist #1) by Jordan Ford


Paper Cranes by Jordan Ford
Series: Fairytale Twist #1
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon


Tristan Parker is lost.

After living through his parent’s bitter divorce, Tristan surprises everyone when he decides to uproot his life and move across the country with his dad. Disenchanted, Tristan deals with his pain by shutting out the world… until one day, when trying to retrieve a lost baseball, he climbs a tower and meets a girl.

Helena Thompson is like no one Tristan has ever encountered. She’s quirky, weird, and lives in an imaginary world—her only way of coping with the bizarre life her paranoid mother forces her to lead. Drawn by Helena’s magical view on life, Tristan finds himself returning often to the unique girl with the long golden hair. But spending time with her is not an easy task, especially because their relationship must be kept a secret.

When Helena’s mother discovers the truth, can Tristan find the strength to fight for the girl who has awakened his heart? Or will the paranoid woman who keeps her daughter under lock and key stop their dreams from coming true?


I don’t even know where to begin with this one because I have so many thoughts running through my mind. This story was so unlike anything I have ever read from this author (both as Melissa Pearl and Jordan Ford), but once again she has captured me whole body and soul with this unique interpretation of the Rapunzel fairytale.

The story is told entirely in Tristan’s POV, which was certainly an interesting twist because we only got to see one side of the story. This aspect only added to the suspense of the book and is what left me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Every time I finish a book from this author I am left amazed and demanding her next book. She does an extraordinary job developing character and capturing her readers attention. The second I cracked open this story I knew I wasn’t going to get any sleep until I finished every inch of this book, which is exactly what happened. What I didn’t expect to happen was my heart needing two days to recover from this story before I was even able to begin my review. This story had me so lost in thought, that I was at a loss for words. Basically this story had me feeling sad, hopeful, happy and so much more.

Tristian is lost and trying to rediscover what makes him happy after his parents bitter divorce. He doesn’t know what to do until he finds himself climbing up a tower and discovering a beautiful girl named Helena. At only 15 years old she has already witnessed tragedy forced to be locked away in a house for her mother’s sake. Neither of these two expected to find love and yet that is exactly what happens, until another tragedy strikes. Get ready for a wild ride with this one of a kind modern look at the fairytale known as Rapunzel!


About Jordan Ford

Jordan Ford is a young adult romance author.

“Writing high school romances brings me the greatest joy. My heart bubbles, my insides zing, and I am at my happiest when immersed in a great scene with characters who have become real to me.”

Her first series, The Big Play Novels, is based on a high school football team in the fictional town of Nelson, Idaho.

“I’ve totally fallen in love with this team and the girls that win their hearts.”

Her second series, The Brotherhood Trilogy, delves into romantic suspense and she’s enjoyed delving into more intense stories still soaked in romance.

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