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, Fiction

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 ...
  • R.F. Gammon
    How disappointing. I've never actually read Oliver Twist (I know, I call myself a theater nerd and a lover of the classics, but I still have not read that one. Oh well) but I know the story vaguely and was eager to pick this one up when I saw it at the library. I loved The Lost Girl of Astor Street, another book by this same publisher--Blink--and I knew that they had a reputation for publishing clean reads. That's their trademark, actually. I fig...
  • 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 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!
  • Georgina
    ✨4 stars✨A female Oliver Twist falling in love with the Artful Dodger? I’m so here for it. I adored this book, the entire premise of it being a retelling of Oliver is right up my street, I have such a thing for books about thieves and heists that I knew I would love it. I had a few little issues with some aspects of the story, but overall it was ridiculously fun to read and I devoured it in only a few hours.There is literally no end to my l...
  • 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.
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    2.5 starsCute retelling of Oliver Twist, but ultimately unremarkable. I absolutely loved the action sequences, but I felt like the romance was too insta-lovey and forced. The major plot twist wasn't that twisty either. Even though I wasn't expecting it, it didn't hit me that hard. Unfortunately, this book just wasn't for me.
  • Mary Weber
  • Ines
    3’5 starsThis was such a fun read! I really liked it, the writing style was not my favorite but it was so good.
  • 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*
  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    Plot - 5Writing style - 5Characters - 4Romance - 4In which Olivia was forced to disguised herself as a boy ever since her late mother gave birth to her. Now, at the age of eighteen, with the help of her uncle whom she tried to steal from when she was still a street rat, Olivia is now a fine young lady. • plot - One thing I am impressed was that the author began the story in the interesting part already. Where Olivia Twist was already adopted by...
  • 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 ...
  • Simi Sunny
    As I expected, this book has taken my breath way. I love the use of the phoenix the author did, how The Artful Dodger was burned to ash and risen as Jack McCarron. I could see that he was a changed man in the book, because in the original "Oliver Twist," he was just a thief.As for Olivia, she was scared of who to choose to be with, because Maxwell was wealthy, so it could be an advantage for her to give the money to the orphans. More importantly,...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    OH MY HEART!!The ending I don’t think could of been more perfect. I loved it.Overall rating is 4.5I mean I just love retellings. I don’t think I could find one I don’t enjoy haha.If you love retellings please pick this one up. It will make you laugh whilst hurting your heart because of all the feels!! Loved all the characters I came across BUT THE ENDING. My heart. Thank you Lorie Langdon. You made me one happy reader.
  • imts
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsI wasn't sold on the idea of this book at first. A genderbent retelling of Oliver Twist, except written as a romance? The romance bit was what made me hesitate. However, excluding the bit about how Lorie Langdon changed the Artful Dodger into a stereotypical romantic male lead, this was actually a pretty interesting read.
  • Galaxy Adventurer
    *happy sigh* review coming soon
  • 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. :)
  • Jenny
    I've never read Oliver Twist, so I'm not sure how much of a retelling this is, but I really enjoyed the story! I really got into the romance between Olivia and Jack. I think Jack is my new bookish crush!
  • Avy (Book Looney) ❄️
    That was so beautiful...
  • Delaney
    I have never read Oliver Twist but Olivia Twist stole my heart. It not only blends in some of that dirty Barrel atmosphere from Six of Crows but with that Victorian happiness and fluff from Austen novels. I could not ask for anything more, this book gave me everything. THE ROMANCE WAS A KILLER. Within pages I felt like I knew these characters for years and I was rooting for them to get together. I was tingly and bubbly every time they were togeth...
  • Kav
    This book makes me rapturously giddy! That's in a large part due to the toe-curling romantical nature of this tale. Be still my heart. Jack MacCarron is a rogue and a scoundrel with a heart three sizes too big beneath that sardonic exterior. And Olivia may present as a sweet and guileless debutante but she's as scrappy as any street kid. They are both playing roles and hiding secrets and when their worlds collide -- oh my stars -- fireworks of co...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    This book was super cute, and it's a very quick read. I do feel like the genderbending is a bit over-sold, considering that much of that is behind her. She dresses up as a boy a lot, but the love interest knows she's a girl, so some of the fun of that is missing for me. Still, it's a clever idea with a fast-paced and fun execution.The ending's a bit rushed and anticlimactic, but the romance is pretty cute. Jack's definitely my favorite character,...