Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

October 23, 2010

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 440
First line: "A cemetery. No. No, no, no! How had he ended up here?"
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. . .
Appeal: I read good reviews about it and and it seemed interesting enough. Plus, the cover was pretty.

Thoughts: Overall, I thought it was a pretty interesting book with very original plot. I loved how Aden wasn't a perfect person and he had issues with what was happening to him. Mary Ann was also a really nice addition but I though didn't really bring much out of the main character other then quiet the voices. I really had a hard time sympathizing with her, even when she has her own problems. I couldn't really find myself caring when she hardly did herself. Although, what really surprised me were the couples and their very unique situations. When you decided to throw in a vampire like Victoria and a werewolf like Riley into the mix, you're bound to have some series drama.

All in all, I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy romance and adventure. It's worth the read. :)

Originality: 5 out of 5 Stars
Plot: 3 out of 5 Stars
Characters: 3 out of 5 Stars 
Writing:  4 out of 5 Stars
Ending: 2 out of 5 Stars 
Cover: 4 out of 5 Stars
Romance: 3 out of 5 Stars  
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

I'm not sure if I'm going to try and review all the books I read like this. Out of all the blogs I've looked at this seems like the most popular so I thought I'd give it a go. 


October 21, 2010

Welcome to my humble abode on the internet.

Assuming that you're wondering what this is, I think I should probably explain. I've decided that while I'm a high schooler who currently has too much on her hands, I might as well start a blog. My days are mostly spent reading novels and googling random trivia, so I thought, why not? It can't be that hard, can it?

Therefore, from now until the end of my senior year I will be posting reviews of some of the books I read. I'm still trying to figure out a system but I'll at it! :)

Some of my friends hardly ever know what to read so I hope that doing something like this might help teens like us to figure out what's new out there in the world of YA. 

Over the next four years of high school I will be testing my dedication, endurance, writing skills, and so much more. I hope I stick with it so at the end of this all I can look back and say, "It suppose it wasn't that hard..."
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