Monday, August 31, 2009

Review: Intertwined


This is a YA novel by Gena Showalter.

Book Blurb:

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time-travel.

One can raise the dead.

One can tell the future.

And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they're causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he'll blink and suddenly he's a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he'll change the future. Or he'll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she's going to die.

He's so over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he's near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He's a loner; she has friends. He doesn't care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it's too late..

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own, and a vampire princess Aden can't resist.

Two romances, both forbidden. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger - but not everyone will come out alive..

I loved this book. :)

This is a YA book and one of the first books issued under the new Harlequin Teen line.

I love the whole concept of 4 souls trapped inside one 16 year old boy. Each soul has a different and unique ability and because they are inside of Aden, he has those unique abilities as well.

I am intrigued by the way Aden interacts with the voices he hears - it amazes me that he is not sitting in a corner screaming or self medicating to the point of zombie land.

I don't like to give spoilers in my reviews - merely my thoughts on each book. I can't say enough about Intertwined - it is a really great read. I am so hoping this will become a series. The way the book ended - I can see at least 3 more books. :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and if you're a fan of YA or just looking for something outside your usual read - I suggest this book. :)

M

Novels by Gena Showalter

Animal InstinctsOh My Goth!Catch A MateIntertwined
The Amazon's Curse

10 comments:

Mandi said...

This is on my wishlist!! Nice review:)

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good to me :D
Ever since I discovered YA *coughs* this summer, lol, I have wanted to read more

Barbara said...

Hey Michelle! Just wanted to let you know you won the Eve Silver Giveaway at my blog. The post is up. I'm off to the zoom with the kiddos today, but I'll be checking for you email later!

Congrats and hugs,
Barbara

Barbara said...

And that's the ZOO, lol, not the ZOOM...sigh. It's too early still. Haven't had my coffee, lol.

Michelle G said...

Mandi,

Thank you. :) It was a really good read - I look forward to your review.

B,

I think you will like it as well. I'm going to devote the next few weeks - maybe even the month to my YA shelf. :) I have some great YA books that I want to read.

Barbara,

Thank you, thank you. I've sent you an email. Enjoy the zoo. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies. Have a wonderful day.

M

Lea said...

Lovely concise review Michelle!

I think it is awesome so many of the popular paranormal authors are writing YA now! And, they sound excellent. ;)

BTW you asked if I'd read Jennifer Armintrout's Blood Ties series, I have and I loved it. It is paranormal laced with horror. Very well done IMHO. ;)

Best
L

Anna said...

Great Review Michelle... I'm looking forward to the rest of this series too.

Michelle G said...

Lea,

I agree with you. Children and young adults have a much broader selection of reading material than ever before. I think it is wonderful. I've always thought that children who like to read have an easier time with school work and learning in general. I also agree with you on the Armintrout books - I'm looking forward to her new series as well. :)

Anna,

Have you heard anything about whether or not this is going to be a series? You always find out the juicy news before I do. :)

M

Christine said...

This book sounds so intriguing. I'm definitely planning on reading it. Thanks for the review. =)

Donna said...

I have this on my wish list!! Need to move it up. Thanks for the wonderful review.