Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Series: Intertwined #1
Genres: Magic, Young Adult
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: August 1st 2010
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
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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.

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This book was recommended to me by a very good friend of mine so I’m going to start off by saying…


Now that I’ve given my shout out, on to the review!

I usually hate reading books that involve more than one main couple. It’s hard for me to get attached to so many different relationships, and I just get frustrated, but I didn’t mind it with this story.

The relationship between Aden and Victoria was nice, but I didn’t LOVE it. They didn’t share enough scenes together that let me know why they felt such a strong connection. Recently, I have gotten over my hatred of insta love in supernatural romances. I decided that if anyone should be allowed to fall in love at first sight and have it make sense, it should be characters in paranormal romance novels, but I still need some sort of explanation. Why are Aden and Victoria so bonded?! Maybe I’ll find out in the next book so I won’t harp on that issue too much right now.

Now, the relationship between Mary Ann and Riley? That relationship I LOVED! They felt an instant connection too, but it took a little bit more time for them to give into it. It also seemed like they spent more time together just getting to know one another than the other couple did. But I think my main reason for liking that paring more is just because I prefer werewolves over vampires. And before you get mad at me, let me explain. There is just something about drinking blood that I can’t get over! I watch The Vampire Diaries and love it, but every time one of them starts feeding on someone, I have to look away. It is difficult to avoid the blood sucking scenes in books so that is why I prefer werewolves over vamps. I’m trying to get over it though so I can enjoy more awesome books like this one without getting grossed out. Lol

I thought that Aden was great main character. I liked the way he would be a little clumsy. He was a great fighter, but he was still human so sometimes he just screwed up in the middle of a fight. I never knew how he was going to be able to make it out of some of the situations he found himself in, but I always knew he would figure it out . Because of the four souls who are trapped in his mind, he has spent his entire life knowing that he isn’t crazy, but being treated that way, and yet those four souls are the best friends that a guy could ever wish for. He loves the heck out of them, and they feel the same way about him in return. My two favorite souls were the motherly Eve and the lascivious Caleb. Eve gave Aden a sense of comfort and always tried to guide him in the right direction, and Caleb was just hilarious.

I thought the transition between Aden’s point of view and Marry Ann’s was done well, and I never found myself getting bored while I read this. Although I am not a fan of vampires, the author did a great job with her rendition of them, and I really enjoyed the back story that explained their existence.

This book dealt with several mythical creatures, but other than Vampires and werewolves they were only briefly talked about so I hope to get to learn more about the others in the next book.

I am looking forward to continuing with this series. The ending wasn’t so much of a cliffhanger as a teaser for the next book, and that was a smart move because sometimes cliffhangers can just be plain mean to us poor readers. Lol

Because of violence and language, I would recommend this book for ages 14 and up.

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Author Biography

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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