Sunday, September 13, 2009

REVIEW: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Summary from Gena Showalter's website...
There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High…
 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, 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. . .

My thoughts...This is the first book by Gena Showalter that I have read and I was surprized to see that it is her fourth YA release.  This book surprized me with the amount of supernatural beings that live in Aden's world.  There were quite a few personalities voicing opinions and at times I found myself rereading to avoid confusion.  Although the story didn't immediately grab me, as it progressed it drew me in and kept me guessing until the end.  Although this isn't my favorite YA read to date, I am glad I read it and I will be eagerly awaiting the next 3 installments starting with Unraveled (September 2010). 

If you haven't already, enter Gena's  Intertwined Contest.  The grand prize is $10,000.
Also for more information on any of Gena's books, visit her website.

If you like this book, you might also like:
Dark Visions by L.J. Smith
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


Leslie said...

nice review! i've seen this one on a couple of blogger site's so i wanted to see what all the hype was about

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