Okay so I love twists: but I can’t decide when I love twists better. (Also Spoilers are in white ink so your eyes don’t betray you and accidentally don’t read them)
There are twists I can see coming and in my head I’m like “This is totally going to happen” and then it does happen and I’m happy because I was so right. This type happens a lot in mystery novels because you are expecting a twist to happen so my brain goes into overdrive trying to guess what it will be. I love to have multiple theories.
These ones don’t go down in history as great twists but in the moment they are happening I love them. (Maybe they are memorable, but I just don’t remember them? Or I didn’t have good theories and wasn’t right about them so I don’t think they fall under this category?)
For Example *SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON SEVEN FINALE* When Sansa, Arya and Bran all teamed up to finally out Littlefinger littlefinger, it was THE BEST. I had been calling that for almost three episodes and my Dad didn’t believe me. I was so excited when I realized what was going on that I literally jumped out of my couch and clapped.
Then there are twists that I don’t see coming at ALL and my jaw drops and WHAT??? Those types of twists are great too. I feel like those only happen when I’m not expecting a twist at all and I’m so relaxed and then it just me with a giant plot twist out of NOWHERE.
This category includes the classic Plot twists like the star wars ones (Luke, I am your father) and the death of a major character at the end of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. ( I won’t say who just in case someone hasn’t read it yet, in which case, get on that.)
For Example *MORE GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS BECAUSE THAT SHOW IS THE KING OF TWISTS, THIS ONE IS FROM AN EARLY SEASON THOUGH* The Red Wedding anyone? I wasn’t even watching it live, I was probably three years later than live. I KNEW there was a wedding where all your favs died…but I didn’t even think for a second “hey, Hannah, all your favs are headed to a wedding you should maybe be a little bit concerned..” Nope. I was entirely oblivious. You can imagine my surprised when this wedding, was in fact, the notorious RED (red because of ALL THE BLOOD) Wedding. (The Season 7 opening scene made my day, that’s all I’m going to say.)
What type of twists do you prefer? Do you like to be (jaw dropping, screaming at your book/TV) surprised or to be (all my theories came true, I am a genius detective) right?