Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Intertwined: Intertwined 1

Author: Gena Showalter
Genre: Young-Adult - Paranormal/Fantasy
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 440
Date Scoot Read: August 2010
Source: Audiobook

Scoot's Rating: 7 - Enjoyed most of it.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
: 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. . .

Scoot's Review
My feelings are a little mixed on this book.  The plot was interesting and overall I enjoyed the book. However, the story just seemed to have too much going on.  It was like the author said "lets see how many different paranormal things we can cram into one book."  I wish there were less paranormal elements and more development into a specific focus of "paranromalness".  The romance element between Aden and his love interest was a little cheesy and super fast; I prefer to have some 'lets get to know one another' before instantly IN LOVE.  I felt like Mary Anne's love element was a little more realistic.  The book has plenty of action and is well paced, even if the character's reactions were sometimes over the top.  Overall it was a fun read and I will be keeping an eye out for the sequel since there was plenty of plot left to unravel at the end of this one.


Maria said...

I love Gena's LOTU series and have been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the review.

jwhitus said...

I read & reviewed this book last year and while I also liked the book, I agree, there was just too much going on! Thanks for your thougts.


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