Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Olivia Twist

​Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she is taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can’t seem to escape her past … or forget the teeming slums where children just like her still sc...

Details Olivia Twist

TitleOlivia Twist
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance

Reviews Olivia Twist

  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    This is the fastest book I have gotten through all year. The story is so captivating and well paced I couldn’t stop, I’m serious I finished this is one sitting with no breaks. The story is very well written and it reached all my expectations. I’ve read so many amazing books this year and this is one of them, it is possibly one of my favorite retellings. I read the original Oliver Twist a long time ago and I am sad to say I don’t remember ...
  • Melissa Landers
    As Lorie's critique partner, I get to read everything first and Olivia Twist is awesome!!!! I hope you guys love it as much as I do!
  • Rachel McMillan
    There are a million and one reasons why OLIVIA TWIST is everything I hang my bookish hat on.“That small inner voice that most women ignore because they’re too concerned with living the life others expect."“With Jack’s presence, the room brightened as if several more candelabras followed him into that room. A smile that seemed to originate deep in Olivia’s chest stretched her lips without her consent.”It is everything a book experience...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove!At some point I will hopefully be capable of writing a coherent, albeit gushing, review. Right now, all I can say is I adore every little thing about this book and just picture that emoji with the heart eyes...that's me right now.
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  • Heather Webb
    When I learned Lorie Langdon made a foray into historical romance, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. And she didn’t disappoint. Langdon expertly balances historical detailing and plot, the voice sparkles, and the characters were so endearing, I couldn’t wait to escape into this book each night. Lively and transportive, Olivia Twist is a romantic and clever take on a classic that will leave readers yearning for more from this aut...
  • Samantha - WLABB
    I am such a fan of Oliver Twist in all its incarnations. I loved the book, the film, the play, and I always want some more. I was very interested in seeing Langdon put her spin on this story, and I must say, I was very pleased with the results.•Pro: I was delighted that Langdon did not try to rewrite the original story, but rather, took us to a point after the end of Oliver Twist. We get small peeks into the past, which will seem familiar to an...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Heart eyes!! Some delicious kisses inside these pages! Oh, Jack, you handsome rogue. *happy sigh*
  • Mindee Arnett
    Beautifully written, this gender-bent, Oliver Twist retelling is sure to sweep your heart away. The romance is sweet and sizzling, and the story is full of heart. I loved every moment.
  • Jessi ♡
    i was not expecting feeling everything i felt while reading this book. the romance in this book grabbed me full-on. it sincerely takes a lot these days for a heterosexual romance to still have that spark that doesn't feel like they're forced together just because they're man and woman. most importantly, the characters!! by themselves!! they were characters that you root for, that you care for, that you're invested in. their backgrounds and their ...
  • Sally ☾
    “You know, your intuition…that small inner voice that most women ignore because they’re too concerned with living the life other’s expect.” Mmm, I was enjoying Olivia Twist a lot until about halfway through when the characters started to get a wee bit annoying.But anyway, if you’re looking to get into historical fiction, but don’t want to jump into anything too depressing to start, I think you would like this book.(I’m a bit bias...
  • Rissi
    Once upon a time Olivia Brownlow’s only glimpse into the lives of the privileged was when she pick-pocketed them. Living on the streets as Oliver Twist, Olivia is now Miss Brownlow living as a debutante about to make an advantageous match.Once known as the “Artful Dodger,” Jack MacCarron is also living a life that’s really not his. He’s entered a world he wasn’t born too, but as con man with street smarts, he knows how to adapt.Secret...
  • Sylvie
    Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon5/5 Stars!What's not to love about this book?1) The story take place in the 19th century in England.2) A retelling of Charles Dicken's infamous book 'Oliver Twist'3) Oliver Twist's gender is the opposite from the original tale4) A lead character who is also a badass woman in th Victorian eraThe author did a really good job on reimagining on a gender-bending take on the classic Oliver Twist, this delightfully frothy ro...
  • Julia
    Really enjoyed this YA romance / classic retelling.Wonderful characters, well-thought through plot (couldn't find any holes or far fetched ideas). The twist (no pun intended) to the Dickens story is used in a great way, there's suspense, romance, and a hat-tip to Kingsmen. :)
  • Jennifer Osborn
    I had the honor of reading this as a beta and I can tell you it is an awesome story. Lorie does not disappoint!!! You guys are going to love this!
  • Marisa
    **As a disclaimer I received this book as an ARC free and for review that in no way influences my review nor do I make money off this review.**I flew through this book when I sat down to read it. I am already a fast reader by nature but I found myself completely devouring this book whole in a matter of hours. I have not read Oliver Twist in quite some time and when I did it was an abridged children’s version. I have very little recollection of ...
  • Katy Noyes
    Dickens twisted - intriguing Victorian love/crime story with one big gender switchDodger, Fagin, Bill Sykes. And an orphan girl dressed as a boy. With one small change, an entire new story can take place in Dickens' London. Perfect teenage introduction to the classic, with enough of a spirited heroine and spunky love interest to feel contemporary.Encouraged to dress as a boy to save herself from trouble, workhouse-born Olivia ends up on the stree...
  • Arini
    I haven't read the original story this book is based off of, but I loved this book. ❤❤
  • Heather Manning
    Best book I've read in 5 yearsSo good! I've been in a slump of not reading during college but this was so good! Couldn't put it down. So yourself a favor and read. It. Now.
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    You can see my full review here!I haven't read Oliver Twist, but this book makes me want to buy it immediately. Many of the twist and turns during the last 80% really had me uncertain what was going to happen to the characters. The pacing was nicely done, right when I started to believe things were slowing down, something would happen to snag my attention. The characters, I liked all of them— even the side characters. And the romance was lovely...
  • Breanna
    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read an e-arc for free prior to publication so that I could review this charming story. I haven't been good about reading on my phone so I ended up buying a physical copy after publication, anyway.This Oliver Twist retelling was a ton of fun to read. Its historical fiction but with romance and mystery intertwined. Olivia Twist lives with her uncle as a society lady but finds it hard to le...
  • The Library Ladies
    (Originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com.) I’ve only read the original “Oliver Twist” once and it was quite a while ago, so I was intrigued when I ran across this gender-swapped retelling of the classic tale. However, in the end, I felt a bit misled by the book description and had a few problems with the characterization of our leading lady.Olivia grew up on the streets and it is only through a chance of luck that she now finds herself ...
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    To see review with gif click here.Gender bent Oliver Twist SOLD.That being said, Olivia Twisted had its own fair share of issues. It was overall an enjoyable reading experience, but I have to tell you I cringed and kept thinking this book could’ve been better if written by someone like maybe Courtney Milan whose research skills about the justice system of the period were spot on.Here, I was groaning at how watered down everything was. But hey...
  • Sabrina Fox
    I have something to admit...I've never read or seen anything related to Oliver Twist in my life. After reading Langdon's book, I'm definitely going to be finally able to pick up the original book now. Before ever reading the synopsis, I was drawn in by the cover. I felt like it was begging to be read. As soon as I got it in the mail, I cracked the spine and got to reading. And didn't stop until it was finished.Olivia was born in 1841 in a workhou...
  • Leigh Kramer
    Oh. My. Word. Give this book all the stars! I implore you to add Olivia Twist to your TBR. Lorie Langdon’s inventive take on Oliver Twist completely stole my heart. It’s fresh and witty, one of those rare books where you feel like you are beholding something special.I adored Olivia as both the hard-scrabbling orphan posing as a boy and the lady trying to find where she belongs. She's come so far from where she was but she does not abandon her...
  • Kaylee
    So I have a confession to make...I have never read Oliver Twist. I mean I could give you the SparkNotes version, and I have seen Disney's Oliver and Company, but the original Oliver Twist is on my To-Be-Read list along with Charles Dicken's other novels, War and Peace, Gone with the Wind, The Old Man and the Sea, etc. One day I will get to them I swear just probably not until I finish school. But until then I will be reading Sparknotes and retell...
  • Katelyn Bolds
    As an avid reader of Dickens' works, I was prepared to hate this book as much as the movie currently in theaters entitled, Sherlock Gnomes. I shudder to think of it. How can anyone slaughter a classic in such a way?Thankfully readers of Lorie Langdon's Olivia Twist do not have to worry about the story being diluted by nonsense and slap-happy gnomes. In fact, this reimagined tale is almost a tribute to the characters that Charles Dickens created a...
  • bookslovereaders Steph
    If you like retelling with a bit of a twist then this is one for you. A spin on Oliver Twist you meet the female version Olivia Brownlow formerly known as Olivier Twist. You go on a journey watching Olivia go through society and meet the Artful Dodger from her past. But he is not who he seems. Set in 1850s London you see you can take the girl out of the slums of London but you can’t take the slums out of the girl. She fights for what she knows ...
  • Karen Barber
    Olivia TwistA clever twist on a familiar tale. This book is packed with familiar figures, but in this we have a difference...orphan ‘Oliver’ was actually female, and brought up male to improve her opportunities in life.Our story is set with orphan ‘Oliver’ having been recognised by Brownlow and Olivia taking her place in esteemed Society. Her past is not so easy to shake off...and we watch her find her true love Dodger as she works to cla...