Monday, October 24, 2011

Review - Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Released: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 448 pages
Format: Hardback
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5
Authors Site: Gena Showalter

Aden Stone is not your typical 16-year-old. Since birth he has had four souls trapped within him that possess special powers: the ability to time travel, raise the dead, possess a body, and predict the future. As a result, he has spent his whole life in and out of mental institutions diagnosed as a violent schizophrenic. Now able to control the voices in his head, Aden has moved to Crossroads, OK, to live in a halfway house for delinquent boys. His goal in life is to find a means to free these souls and at last be at peace. When he meets Mary Ann Gray, she miraculously acts as a neutralizer, and for the first time in his life, he truly feels normal. The two become fast friends, establishing a sibling-type bond. Little do they realize that when they first met, their connection sent a power surge throughout the world drawing every paranormal creature from fairies to vampires to Crossroads on a quest for power. To complicate matters, Aden becomes romantically involved with a vampire princess and Mary Ann with her werewolf bodyguard. Together the teens must figure out a way to protect themselves, and all of humanity.
Oh My Gosh this book is jam packed full, over the rim, and overflowing with everything you could ever imagine or desire in a paranormal story! I was flipping pages like crazy and never wanting the story to end. From the first couple of pages the reader is taken on a joyride with Aden and his voices as he encounters zombies, bullies, weres, vampires, and all other things he never knew existed.

I felt really sad over Adens situation because he had to basically walk on egg shells thru no doing of his own because folks thought he was crazy when in fact if they only knew...

He is bullied by a resident at the home he is staying at but can't get caught fighting or he may lose his spot at the home and not be allowed to goto school and be normal like he's always wanted and I can just feel the lonliness and despair he is projecting until he begins meeting these other creatures and Mary Ann. My heart just went out to him. Wanted to reach thru and smother him with hugs and let him know he was not alone that he was gonna be just fine.

Mary Ann came off a bit uppity at the beginning but I warmed up to her as her story began to unfold and bless her heart she had problems she never even knew she had but I'm gonna leave that for you to find out.....

Now Riley and Victoria I really was skeptical of them at first. I just knew they were gonna be more trouble for our boy Aden but alas they quickly became allies thank gosh because OMG Riley sounds so dang hot and furry with his werewolf self. Yeppers I love a good were! lol He is just so strong and viscious and then so tender when he needs to be.

OK enough said I have GOT to move on to Unraveled before I become Unglued!


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