Wednesday, August 12, 2009

[ARC Review] - Intertwined

Title: Intertwined
Author: Gena Showalter
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Year: 2009

I received this book for review from Harlequin Teen.

Summary: Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him. One can time travel, One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. One can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they're causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he'll blink and suddenly he's a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he'll change the future. Or he'll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she's going to die. He's over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he's near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He's a loner; she has friends. He doesn't care what anyone things; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake he should stay away. But it's too late...

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can't resist. Two romances, both forbidden. Still the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger-but not everyone will come out alive...

Thoughts: Intertwined is the second book to be released from the new Harlequin Teen line. What drew me to this story was that Aden has four souls living within him. Something I hadn't come across before. I knew his story had to be very interesting.

What at first seems to be a boy meets girl type of story, really it is so much more. Especially when a vampire and werewolf are thrown into the mix. Intertwined was an exciting, fresh new world to delve into. And of course not to be missed is the wonderful wit of Ms. Showalter. She brings it to every book she writes, which never fails to put a smile my face.

Score: 4 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:
The Darkest Whisper- August 25, 2009
Deep Kiss of Winter- October 13, 2009
Playing With Fire (Reissue)- October 27, 2009


  1. Anna,

    I'm glad you liked this one. :) When I first read the '4 souls in the body' thing I thought of that movie from the 80's (I can't think of the name) but it had Robert Downey Jr in it I think and Cybil Shepard - or another older woman to his younger man. And he had souls inside of him and one was the deceased husband of the older woman - so he started following her it is gonna drive me crazy until I can remember what movie that was. LOL


  2. This one does look good. I love Gena's wit, she has a great sense of humor and fun way of looking at situations, always makes her books such a good read.

  3. Really, 4 souls, hm, I like that. And how cool that Harlequin created a line like this

  4. This book sounds interesting. When you first mentioned he had four souls trapped within himself, I thought, hmm? Very interesting.

  5. This was a very interesting book. Definitely something new and different.

    Michelle your thinking of the movie Chances Are. I love that movie. :)

    Robert Downey Jr. has another movie with a similar concept that reminds me of Intertwined, it's called Heart and Souls. Funny movie.

  6. Great review. I am really wanting to read this.

  7. Thanks for your thoughts on this one, Anna.

    I don't read a lot of YA but like you, I'm totally drawn to Aden and how he possesses four souls in addition to his own. I'm really excited about reading it.

    ;) VFG

  8. ooh, fun, I love paranormal YA books. This one looks good, I am glad that you liked it.
    Chances Are was a great movie!!

  9. hey, Just checking in to see what's happening over here! I've been busy submitting and decided to take a break and have a little fun blogging!




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