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Olivia: This isn’t my Jack, who once looked at me like I was his world. The guy who’s occupied the better part of my mind for eight months.
This is Z, criminal hacker with a twisted agenda and an arsenal full of anger.
Olivia’s spent the past year trying to get her life on track. New school. New friends. New attitude. But old flames die hard, and one look at Jack—the hacker who enlisted her into his life and his hacking ring, stole her heart, and then left her—and every memory, every moment, every feeling comes rushing back.
But Jack’s not the only one resurfacing in Liv’s life.
Jack: If there was any part of her that still wanted me, even a little, I’d never be able to let her go. But I couldn’t do that to her. She deserves better than a criminal like me.
When a stalker hell-bent on scaring Liv and framing Jack enters Liv’s life, Jack and Liv will have to work together to find out who it is before someone gets hurt, or worse. But can Liv learn to trust Jack again, when he can’t—or won’t—give up his life of hacking for good?
"Most impressive, though, is the growth these characters experience. Once bent on humiliating the rich father who abandoned him, Jack realizes that his "anger still boils under my skin, but it feels old, an ache that I can't cure.
" This likable pair of hackers deserves as many more outings as Barnes can conceive. An emotionally mature YA thriller that gives hope to troubled teens." -Kirkus Reviews
5 stars: "Addictive and gripping, yet also creepy and a little unnerving!
" -Once Upon a Moonlight Review
5 stars: "This book starts off with a great mystery that just keeps you guessing until the end. It's a quick read, read it in one night because I just didn't want to stop. It's that good. However, I do want to go back and read the very first book now." -Emmyjo, The Book Slayer77
5 stars: "Alternative points of view with Liv and Jack amp up the intensity and empathy for each character. The mystery, suspense and possible danger of the secret admirer make the story even more interesting. The love story between Liv and Jack pulls at the heartstrings. The suspense builds while the mystery begins to unravel and I didn't figure all of it out until the characters solved the mystery." -LynnDell Watson, Hugs and Kisses for Books
5 stars: "So glad that Vivi decided to write about what happened between the last chapter and epilogue of Olivia Twisted. It finally fills in the gaps of what happened to Z and Liv. And it is GOOD! I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down!" -Kellee, Unleashing Readers
5 stars: "This book had it all...romance, mystery sorta stalking thriller.... I loved Olivia Twisted and knew Olivia Decoded would be just as good! Instead of starting where OT left off it starts 8 months later on Valentine's Day. It shows the aftermath of what happened in Olivia Twisted and brings on new challenges for both Olivia and Z.
" -Shawna Cramer, Seashells and Puppy Tails
"I really am a fan of badass gals!!" -Lena Coquait, My Popping Thoughts
"I liked all the twists and turns, and the stalker mystery was well done. I loved the chemistry between Olivia and Jack and liked their relationship.
" -Milena Mutter, Goodreads Reviewer
Praise for Olivia Twisted:
"One of the most interesting premises of any contemporary YA book this year. Moreover, its parallels to the literary powerhouse Oliver Twist are brilliant. With Barnes' near-flawless writing, excellent character development and a smart storyline that readers will devour, this book deserves its RT Top Pick." -RT Book Reviews
- "Then why are you here?"
- "To hear you laugh."
Olivia Decoded takes place about 8 months after Olivia Twisted ended. And yes, you should read Olivia Twisted before reading this to get a good background on all the characters and what happened to get them to this point.
This book isn't so much about the hacking and computer stuff as the... ...more
Olivia Decoded takes place eight months after the end of the final chapter of Olivia Twisted, but before the epilogue of the first book. While I had the privilege of reading the first book before starting this sequel, I believe that you could get by without reading the first novel. You won't be l... ...more
A nice sequel to the first book that picks up before the epilogue to Olivia Twisted. I enjoy Olivia (Liv) and Jake (Z) and it was fun to get to see them outside of the hacking world..or trying to be. ...more
I received a copy of this book by the publisher after they asks me if I wanted to read this book because I had read the first book.
It's been awhile since I've read vivi's first book Olivia Twisted, so I needed to brush up on the first book & read my review as well others. Diving into the seco... ...more
Olivia fell in love with Jack and then eight months ago , her world came crashing down around her as she discovered she had a grandfather - a wealthy one at that , her boyfriend was part of a hacking business and then she was kidnapped by a criminal ring organised by Jack's boss at the time Bill... ...more
The beginning was kind confusing because the epilogue in the first on didn't go with this story so if you read this you should just forget the epilogue. ...more
Oh. My. Goodness. This is honestly the fastest I have read a book in a long time. Thank you Vivi Barnes for getting me out of my incredibly long and frustrating reading slump! I thoroughly enjoyed this. This series is unlike one I have read for a long time. I love novels about hacking and problem... ...more
Olivia is back Yay! She is living with her grandfather now. It has been eight months since she has seen Jack “Z” and Sam. Jack and Olivia decided with living so far apart they would not try to have a relationship. That way they could spend all their time concentrating on school, graduating and th... ...more
Review: 4 out of 5 stars
I was quite intrigued by the Olivia Decoded blurb so I was eager to read it, unknowing that it was the second book in this series (oops). I never at any time felt confused or lost as enough background information was given to fill in the blanks.
After the events that took p... ...more
If I hadn't known that the story takes place BEFORE the epilogue from the previous book, I would have been a little lost, but not for long. I read this book in about 14 hours and was kinda sad it was over.
The story takes place 8 months after the last one ended where Jack left Olivia with her mate... ...more
An exciting sequel to a world that I love the character and concluded beautifully.
Liv: She's been trying to keep her feelings about Jack behind her, but he's always in the back of her mind. But when rose petals are left in her bedroom, she thinks it's him. But when a series of... ...more
Olivia Decoded picks up eight months after the events at the end of Olivia Twisted. Liv is going to school and living with her grandfather, who she is sure will throw her out as soon as he finds out that she is not the lily-clean grand daughter that he thinks she is. In the meantime, Z has gone b... ...more
I received ARC of Olivia Decoded from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked the mix of suspense, mystery and romance. I read a lot of YA fantasy and don't read a lot of contemporary YA but I enjoyed Olivia Decoded. The story continues 8 months from where Oli... ...more
So glad that Vivi decided to write about what happened between the last chapter and epilogue of Olivia Twisted. It finally fills in the gaps of what happened to Z and Liv. And it is GOOD! I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down! Start with the first book then definitely pick up this one... ...more
This book starts off with a great mystery that just keeps you guessing until the end.
Its a quick read, read it in one night because I just didn't want to stop. It's that good.
However I do want to go back and read the very first book. This book was easy to follow and understand by the way. For tho... ...more
*Please note this book is the second in the series, so may contain spoilers from the first book.*
Olivia Decoded picks up eight months after the final chapter of Olivia Twisted. Liv is happily living with her grandfather, going to a new school and has a new best friend. But then she receives a Val... ...more
I came into this without having read the first book, and the good news is that I didn’t feel like I was confused because I didn’t read the first book. There were enough references that I got the gist of what happened before (and now I have to go read it.) I really enjoyed reading this part of Liv... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of Olivia Decoded by Vivi Barnes! I love the relationship between Olivia (Liv) and Mrs. Bedwin (Liv's housekeeper while in her grandfather's home). Alternative points of view with Liv and Jack amp up the intensity and empathy for each chara... ...more
This book had it all...romance, mystery sorta stalking thriller....
I loved Olivia Twisted an knew the Olivia Decoded would be just as good! Instead of starting where OT left off it starts 8months later on Valentine's Day. It shows the aftermath of what happened in Olivia Twisted an brings on new... ...more