Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Review: Intertwined

Pages 377
Gena Showalter
Sequel: Unraveled

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.

I am not sure where to begin with this review, since the ending is fresh in my mind I have to reference back to the middle and begining to write a more efficient review.

The plot of this book has a nice lead. The first chapter is action, action and some more action- Aden Stone is different from any character I have ever read about, along with the four souls living in his head, you are introduced to all right away.
The chapters switch off from different view points of Aden and Mary Ann, I enjoy when authors do that offering a different variety in the story telling. As the story unfolds you really start to think you can predict that since Aden and Mary Ann have this draw to eachother that they will end up together and so goes the typical plot... not even close to what the plot leads up to.
Aden knows Mary Ann is not the girl in his visions but he is determined that she can help him- with the souls in his head and even lead him to the girl. He is right- soon Victoria- the girl in Aden's visions via Elijiah (the soul in his head that has the visions) enters the scene and Surprise she is a vampire.
At the same time Mary Ann has an admirer as well- a werewolf- a shape shifter- I really enjoyed this part of the story because you have no idea who the wolf is and the author leaves uncertain possibilities..
(I will not spoil that part!)
To continue- the part that annoyed me was everytime Aden needed to sneak away from home or school- Victoria 'would handle it' convincing teachers and students et cetera that Aden had been there all along when he was not... which is a cool ability but it just happend too much.
There wasnt much of a description of the connection between Victoria and Aden- they both just knew they wanted one another, I just didn't feel the romance between the two it was more like an unexplained crush- same goes for Mary Ann and her mysterious Wolf...there was romance just a mild amount.
There is lots of paranormal and some neat connections between everyone- hence the great title 'Intertwined'
That was definatley my favorite part of the plot that there really wasn't one climax but several as the connection bewteen everyone started to unravel (lol! the name of the sequel is suiting!)
There are alot of surpirses and a good ending that is not definite and leaves plenty of action for the next book-
I would rate this book a 4- I really liked it and definatley want to read the next book, so it is worth the read!


  1. Well, good to know the details of the book :)
    I know enough to skip it now!
    - Dee from e-Volving Books

    Thanks for entering my contest.

  2. I didn't read your whole review because I'm reading this one now, I just checked to see your rating and it looks like you enjoyed it! So far I'm liking it, I'm a big fan of Gena Showalter. I'll come back and read the whole thing once I finish:)