August 23, 2009

Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Aden Stone is not your average sixteen-year-old. He has four human souls living inside him and each one has a special gift. One can time-travel, one can see the future, one can raise the dead and one can posses the body of another human.

Life with these voices inside his head has lead to one adoptive family after another along with time in and out of institutions. In his current home, a ranch for troubled boys, Aden’s greatest wish is to attend the local high school instead of being home schooled. This is because a chance encounter with a local girl named Mary Ann Gray has given Aden a highly sought after moment of quiet. Somehow being around Mary Ann silences the voices inside his head.

Strangely drawn to each other yet repelled at the same time Aden and Mary Ann soon meet another pair, Victoria and Riley. It seems as if they also special abilities and the four become friends with something in common.

Intertwined was an outstanding paranormal young adult read. It had unique storyline with well developed characters. It was never predictable and very different than most paranormal books out there. Filled with supernatural creatures, Showalter gives just enough detail about each type that its easy to keep them and their powers straight.

At 442 pages Intertwined is filled with so much adventure that the pages flew by and I finished it within 2 days. The story of one of the voices is resolved in the end and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment of Aden's story. I recommend this book for anyone who loves young adult and paranormal reading.

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Unknown said...

I didn't even know Showalter was writing for YA. Sounds really worth looking into it.

Toni said...

Wow.. I think this sounds like a great book. Nice review.

Anonymous said...

Sound like just my thing to read! Thanks.

clenna said...

This sounds like a great story - I'd love to read it - I'll have to watch for it.
Thanks for the review.

barty said...

Love this subject matter. My belief is if there's no time, then there's no past and future, so we are "living all of our lives" at once. It's a strange-sound concept at first. No beginning or end. Anyhoo, this book looks fascinating.