Monday, August 1, 2011

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Intertwined (Intertwined, #1)Intertwined by Gena Showalter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jacket Description:

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, as long as he's near 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 friendshipt. 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. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger- but not everyone will come out alive...

I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little bit slow, for the first couple of chapters, but then really picked up speed. The story circles around four people (or eight if you want to include the people in Aden's head). Those people are a vampire named Victoria, a werewolf named Riley, a guy who has four souls in his head named Aden, and a girl who negates Adens powers when she's around him named Mary Ann.

This novel starts with an introduction to Aden, who has a time-traveling soul (named Eve), a physic soul (named Elijah), a necromancer (someone who raises the dead) soul (named Julian) and a soul who can possess human bodies (named Caleb). Together these characters have been through mental institutions and juvie. But when Aden gets to a new town, he meets Mary Ann who silences the souls in his head, for reasons that neither of them know. The synopsis of this novel makes it out like Aden and Mary Ann are going to be a couple, but Aden is too busy falling in love with Victoria, and Mary Ann is too busy falling in love with Riley. But things get even more complicated from there. Victoria and Riley (Riley is Victoria's personal yeah, there's some conflict of interest there) are in this town because when Aden and Mary Ann met a physic bond went out and put the supernatural world in a state of torture for a few brief moments.

Now the entire supernatural world wants to know who caused the bond and how to either a.)take control of that power or b.)get revenge on the people who created that bond. The Vampires and their Werewolf guards were no exception. But now Victoria wants no harm to come to Aden and Riley is very protective of Mary Ann. The rest of the supernatural world is still gunning for Aden and Mary Ann (who must stop them from harming the human population in their town and killing them), and so the main plot is born. All in all, I found this to be a very interesting and unique novel. I loved the double romances and action sequences. A must read.

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