Intertwined - Gena Showalter
Dear Readers,

Have you ever read a book that you were so wrapped up in, so completely involved with, that by the time you finished it you had no idea what the heck your feelings are? If you have, than you can understand how I’m feeling about Intertwined. It’s been three days since I read this book, but I still have no freaking idea how I’m going to put this review in words you are going to understand, because I’m still thinking, “WTF did I just read?” Regardless, I’m going to try. I should be able to make something out for you guys . . . I did write over seven pages worth of notes on the subject. *deep breath*

Intertwined isn’t your average teen romance novel. For one, the main characters don’t fall in love and live happily ever after . . . with each other, anyways.
Were my waffles sprinkled with crack?she wondered. This couldn't be real.

When Aden Stone first meets Mary Ann Gray (in a desecrated graveyard after Aden accidentally causes the dead to rise . . . whoops), the heavens move, all the town’s power flickers, and they accidentally call dangerous supernatural beings from all over the world to their small town to kill investigate the source of so much power. But don’t be confusing that mutual feeling of magnetism and repulsion with love, because they don’t like each other like that. Because that would be too easy. No, Aden and Mary both confess they feel like long-lost siblings, but why?

Meanwhile, Mary is being stalked by a big, beautiful wolf with green eyes (because that’s a normal body part to be noticing when a person thinks they are minutes away from becoming a scary wolf’s next meal.) that is much too tame and non-aggressive to be an average wolf with green eyes that can somehow talk to her with his mind. At the same time, Aden has finally met the girl of his dreams that Elijah, the prophet that lives in his head, prophesied he’d meet soon before he’s killed.

Oh, did I forget to mention he has souls taking up space in his head? Yeah, he does. No, he’s not crazy, they really live up there. Your doctors would think you have schizophrenia too if the only friends you’ve ever had live inside your brain. Let me introduce them: Elijah, the soul that can and will predict when you die. He’s never wrong, no matter what. Caleb's ability forces Aden to body hop (ironic that he can’t seem to leave Aden’s though), Julian raises the dead, which can be damn inconvenient when Aden accidentally walks into a graveyard. Then there’s Eve, the female soul stuck in Aden’s body. She’s the mother figure (can you imagine having a mother-like soul taking up real estate in your body? Yikes!) and can to take Aden into the past – his past.

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[This isn’t even half of what goes down in Intertwined and I’ve already written a whole review. I haven’t even told you my opinion, yet! So if you more details, get your hands on a copy, because I have to finish this review up sometime today.]

I know you can hear a lot of sarcasm in what I’ve wrote sorry not sorry but, as you can see, it gets a little ridiculous . . . and it doesn’t stop there. And yet, I had such a fun time reading this! Sure there was a few things I didn’t like about the book.

For one, Aden and Victoria’s (Victoria is the vampire princess he falls in love with) relationship didn’t click as a good match. They’re all insta-love and no real substance, but I can’t tell if it’s deliberate because of Aden’s up-coming expiration date. I’m hoping book two gives me a clue.

In comparison, Mary Ann and Riley’s (remember that green-eyed wolf? Yeah, he’s a werewolf. Figures) relationship is moving at a slower, more believe-able pace with much more essence. They feel like best friends turned lovers, which I absolutely enjoy. Maybe I have such a big crush on them because Riley reminds me of a big, love-able puppy. I mean, he totally loves to have his each scratched. It’s so cute. ♥_♥

Nothing I say about this book will touch on how crazy complex this story is for young adult fiction – or any fiction, really. What is it with Showalter and her ability to take a crazy busy plot line and reel me like a small fish on a hook? I don’t stand a chance with this lady! When she throws one plot twist after another on me, she guarantees I’ll by another book. This woman is either crazy talented or just extremely sadistic. I can’t tell, all I know is I’m picking up the next book as soon as possible.

Manipulated and loving it,

One Curvy Blogger

Do you like crazy busy plots or simple and sweet?This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger