Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Review ~ Intertwined

Intertwined (Intertwined #1)
By Gena Showalter
Published By Harlequin Teen

Summary (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 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.

Dislikes: This book was definitely not a stand alone book. For most of the book it just seemed to be setting up for future events/books. It seemed to take time away from things that actually happened in this book. There was a part of the group that was "lost" in this book and I didn't feel it was executed as well as it could have been. It all happened very quick and seemed rushed. The ending confrontation seemed kind of rushed as well.

Likes: I really enjoyed the premise of Aden having other souls living inside of him and along with the souls comes an individual power. The rest of the cast of characters were a nice fit with Aden. I liked how when they were together their abilities seemed to balance out and work but if even one was missing it caused problems. The romance between the two couples was not overdone and worked throughout the story and added anther layer. I also liked the infusion of all the different paranormals (witches, demons, fairies, etc).

Overall: While I would have liked more focus on certain parts, I liked the set up for future books  and I'm interested to find out who the souls are and how/if they are able to be removed from Aden. I'm also interested in seeing how Aden's new found role with the vampires and his meeting with the witches plays out.

Rating: 4

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