Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: Intertwined

Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Publisher: HarlequinTeen (Harlequin)
Publication Date: August 19, 2009

"His eyes are the window to his souls . . .

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.

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." (From author's website)

My Review:
Aden is sent to a foster home in Oklahoma as a last resort and if it doesn't work out he will be locked up in a psychiatric hospital. He has been having premonitions of a beautiful girl that he will fall in love with so he is desperate to stay. The book starts off with the main character fighting off zombies and only gets better from there. Showalter writes believable character that I loved getting to know. I kept trying to figure out what would happen but the plot kept me guessing, the book hits its stride once all the main characters get to know each other (Aden, Victoria, Mary Ann, and Riley). There is a lot of action and mystery about why four spirits are trapped inside Aden's head.  I found it very refreshing that Mary Ann and Aden aren't interested in each other and become great friends.  The character came alive for me and Showalter writes believable dialogue and interactions.  We get to see the book from Mary Ann's and Aden's POVs which was a great aspect because it allows the reader to learn more about all the characters as opposed to one POV. My favorite couple is Mary Ann and Riley, they have great chemistry. It ends in a cliffhanger so I would suggest having the second book nearby.

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