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Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Release Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 496
From: publisher
Interest: author, genre

There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High . . .

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the future.
And one can possess another human.

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.

Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or, he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die.

He’s so over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late. . .

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. 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. Two romances, both forbidden. . . doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger. . . but not everyone will come out alive. . .
Intertwined was the ultimate paranormal fantasy! A little bit of this a little bit of that. I'm a huge fan of Gena's adult novels, so it was easy to loose myself in her writing, since I'm so familiar with it. It was reassuring to know that I would be entertained. And was I ever.

There is a lot happening in this book, it extends way beyond Aden. Some people might see that as a bad thing, but I really enjoyed it, reveled in it really. I had no idea what was going to happen next. I did figure out a few things, well I thought I figured out a few things, doubted myself, but then found out my initial assumptions were correct!

Characterization was great, even the human souls in Aden's head were well developed! Mary Ann was a little irritating at times, but she grew on me a little bit by the end of the novel.

Overall, it was just fantastic. In a genre where everything is getting over-done, it's nice to see original ideas surface. Sure the typical paranormal characters where present, vampires, faeries, werewolves, but Aden definitely threw something new into the mix. This is just my type of book. Can't wait for the next installment.

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Intertwined by Gena Showalter + young adult