Sunday, November 6, 2011

Intertwined Review

Intertwined (Intertwined, Book 1) ~
Gena Showalter
Published: 27 July 2010 ~ Harlequin

My Rating: 3 out of 5

Aden Stone is your typical 16-year-old boy, attempting to fit in with his peers and just trying to survive his teenage years. Oh, except for one thing...he has four souls trapped in his body. Each of these souls can do something special: Julian can raise the dead, Elijah sees the future, Eve can time travel and Caleb can possess another body. Since they can do these things, so can Aden. Ok, maybe he’s not such a typical teenage boy.

Aden’s parents gave him up as a toddler and he’s been shuttled between foster homes and mental institutions ever since. Now, at 16, he’s been placed at D and M Ranch, a place he likes except for the other teenage boys there whom he calls the Dregs. If he holds onto his temper, toes the line and doesn’t talk out loud to the souls in his head then maybe he can stay.

Not long after he arrives at the D and M Ranch he goes for a walk to familiarize himself with his new surroundings. After not paying attention to where he is walking and drowning out the voices in his head with his iPod he accidentally crosses the boundary into a graveyard and starts raising the dead. He fights the zombies, sustains some injuries and sees a girl that quiets the voices. Shocked, he cleans up and trails her to a coffee shop (Holy Grounds, love that name!), finds out her name is Mary Ann Gray and she goes to the local public school named Crossroads High.

Aden decides he needs to know more about Mary Ann and in order to do that he needs to go to her school. However, he’s considered dangerous and it’ll take some serious luck to convince Dan Reeves, former pro football player and owner of D and M, to allow him to attend.

With some help from Caleb’s ability Aden gets his wish. As he begins his journey to know Mary Ann and her special ability he meets a vampire, a werewolf, a ghost and a demon and learns about so many other creatures he thought myth. However, the fun is just starting for Aden as he learns who he is, who is parents are, who the four souls are and why they’re trapped inside him.

I look forward to reading ‘Unraveled’ (Intertwined, Book 2) and unlocking more pieces of Aden’s life puzzle.


  1. Nice review. This books sounds quite interesting!

  2. I've been seeing this a lot. I think I'll add this to my list, I'd like a hero this time instead of those sissy heroines :)

  3. I've been reading a lot of YA since I joined Goodreads a year ago. Since I'm 43 I have to remember that teenagers do dumb stuff (I know I did) and dial down my impatience when reading. LOL I loved the premise of this story and the characters aren't one- or even two-dimensional. It is a pleasurable read.

  4. I get annoyed with YA reads too but they are indeed entertaining. I can't stand those whining heroines though so this one sounds interesting indeed

  5. Believe me, I have no patience for whining H/H in YA. This book did not irritate me like some have (cough, Twilight, cough) and the idea of four souls trapped in a teenager intrigued me. I have 'Unraveled' and I just need to find the time to read it.