Friday, February 26, 2010

Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Summary from Gena Showalter's website:

"There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High…

sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside
One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the
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.

then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with 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. . . doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue
and danger. . . but not everyone will come out alive. . ."

Intertwined starts off with a bang! Gena Showalter does not waste any time by immersing her reader in an action packed first chapter. The book begins with Aden accidentally walking onto a graveyard, causing the dead to awaken (with the help of one of the spirits in his head, of course). The beginning was a little confusing at first because of all the spirits talking in his head, but once you know who is who, it is easy to understand. Each spirit has a very distinct way of speaking as they are all extremely different.

I thought this book was overall great! I found myself being sucked into the story, and I could not put it down. Definitely a quick read. I loved the supernatural world that Gena created with werewolves, vampires, zombies, witches, ghosts, fairies, goblins and who knows what else! Don't let that make you think this is just a vampire book because it is definitely not. One of the best aspects of this book was that it was filled with tons of surprises that keeps you guessing.

The only part I did not like were the last three chapters. It seems to me that the story could have ended at Chapter 22 with Chapter's 23, 24, and 25 being a part of the next book in the series. However, as I am typing this, I realize that those last three chapters were necessary to set the story up for the next book in the series. Other than that, Intertwined is a well-written novel that I definitely recommend reading.

Rating: 4/5

Well, that's all for now.

Swords are for Fighting,


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