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Series: Intertwined, book 1
Pub: 2010, Harlequin
Author: Gena Showalter
Cat: fiction, paranormal
Format: paperback (mid); 440pp w/ 25 chapters
Age Range: YA
Like most teens, Aden Stone has friends.
They just happen to be the four human souls living inside him. One can time travel; one can raise the dead; one can posses other bodies; one can foretell the future – and has even predicted his death.
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. He’s so over it. All he wants is peace. And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices.
They share an inexplicable bond. 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.
Together, they’ll be forced to enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger... but not everyone will come out alive.
[tb], Unravealed, Twisted
What I got out of it: (first up review)
This book, though good confusing to talk about in simple words or maybe it’s too hard for to think around all the characters while making it simple.
There a four main characters, Aden, the one spoke about above, is this kid who lusts - no this is a teen book, so falls for a beautiful Vampire, who’s protector is a werewolf, who has fallen for Mary Ann, who is the opposite to Aden and the only person that can make his voice go away, there’s also a feeling he find for her, though as I’ve always seen it, right from the start, it’s like a family kind of feeling, like she’s his long lost sister or something. You know more protecting her because of a sister thing, then anything else.
And so it makes it hard, like Riley and Aden threatening each other if they hurt the person they feel protective over, and yet they both feel protective over the same two chicks. The feelings for each are just the opposite.
I really liked this book, more so then I thought I would, it was like her adults’ work, truly beautiful to read, a great story line and a read that hooks you.
Why I didn’t continue: I just didn’t find myself truly engaged into the storyline, the characters. It’s just one of those books that you either love or you leave it alone because it’s not likely to get much better.
I also find, and this is coming from the fact that I have read a couple of authors who mainly write adults, high sex, that went into teens and the lust level in their characters isn’t as high, isn’t as intense where it should have been because I think they have to mentally pull themselves back, or maybe it’s because they have kids the age that the characters they are writing and so they write their time like they see their kids, like they want their kids to be at that time.
Anyway, I could hardly finish this book; it was the exception that I knew that I was going to throw it out so I finish the thing, roughly.
That review above, written without me fully finishing the book, at least not page to page, line to line, that kind of thing.