From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
by Gena Showalter
Stone has lived with four souls trapped in his mind, four voices
constantly jabbering at him. Julian, Elijah, Caleb, and Eve have always
been a part of his life, leaving him with the label of schizophrenia
and ultimately resulting in his current placement at the D and M Ranch,
a home for troubled boys. Something is different this time, however.
The presence of another teenager, Mary Ann Gray, silences the voices,
giving Aden a calm he’s never before experienced. Each of the souls has
a special gift, and one of the gifts includes visions of death that
always come true. Unfortunately, the latest vision promises that yet
another female will soon lead to the death of Aden. Aden is about to
discover a whole new world, one in which a vampire and a werewolf are
to play powerful roles.
Gena Showalter tends to offer up tales that are refreshingly unique and
INTERTWINED is without a doubt one of them. A little more cohesiveness
and focus would have made INTERTWINED spectacular. As it is, the story
is fast paced but seems to digress too easily and the credibility of
the world itself suffers in the process.
INTERTWINED has a bit of everything in it. From vampires to werewolves,
ghosts, goblins, and abilities such as time travel, possession, and
predicting the future, Gena Showalter has packed quite a bit of the
paranormal into one tale. Never mind Aden’s own dilemma of having four
souls trapped within his body! Overall, the combination makes for an
interesting although a bit jumbled sort of tale. It’s hard not to like
a story with so many twists and turns as frankly one cannot begin to
guess just what bizarre event will occur next as the plotline veers off
on quite a few tangents.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (September 2009)
Other books in series: n/a
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
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