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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Intertwined (Harlequin Teen)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 possess another human.
One can tell the future.
Everyone thinks he's crazy, which is why he's spent his entire life shuffled between mental institutions and juvie. All of that is about to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl—a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.
Together they'll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger…but not everyone will come out alive. (courtesy of Amazon)

Holy Wow.  I read the comment on the book from an author “couldn’t put it down” and that was certainly the case.  The book starts out immediately in action and interest.  The characters are very interesting at first.  The lead Aden has 4 souls inside his body, so schizophrenia has nothing on Aden.  When he meets the only one able to turn it all off.  Mary Ann has the pull but like a magnet the closer he gets the more he wants to run away.  The two of them have no idea what it is that it going on.  Showalter doesn’t let the book go stagnant, she immediately tosses in the vamps and the weres, then the demons and the fae…and we can not forget the witches and the goblins.  At first I was a little overwhelmed, tossed into the otherworld so quickly had me confused where the story was going.  Of course, that’s exactly where you are supposed to be.  Love interests, Riley and Victoria give us a little young adult heat to the book.  The plot is overflowing with side stories and unique situations that explain the ties that fall on these 4 characters. 
A surprise twist at the end of the game for the vampire world leaves you hanging for book 2.  I give this 3 slices.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm interesting! I have the first two books in my TBR pile as well. Looking forward to reading them! Great reviews!