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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Book Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter + Teaser Tuesday!

Book Review:
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 448
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Summary: 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 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. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger but not everyone will come out alive....

My Review: Intertwined is the ultimate supernatural jam packed book I've read so far this year. The main character Aden has four human souls living inside his mind. They all have their own personalities and I actually started caring about them more than Aden. We also meet a vampire that Aden falls for and a werewolf shape-shifter that sweeps Aden's friend Mary Ann off her feet. Also, demons, witches and fairies make appearances in the book as well. My favorite character would have to be the werewolf shape-shifter because he's super sweet and he has this bad boy persona which I'm attracted to. The plot was very interesting but it took me some time to get into the story. At times the writing was a bit wordy, but besides that I enjoyed it very much. The ending left the reader wanting more, which probably means their is going to be a sequel, so I look forward to that.
My Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Author's Info:
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Young Adult novels from a multitude of publishers. She has appeared in Cosmo and Seventeen magazines, on MTV, and has also been featured on many regional and national news programs.

Gena credits much of her success to her wonderful fans, amazing family, and the three slobbery English bulldogs who sleep under her desk. She is a self proclaimed coffee addict and when she’s not writing she likes to…well, we’re not sure. We’ve never seen her do anything but write.

For more info on Gena, visit her website:


Teaser Tuesday: Never Slow Dance With A Zombie by E. Van Lowe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should
Be Reading. Anyone can play along, do the following:

  • -Grab your current read
    -Open to a random page
    -Share t
    wo (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • -Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's mine:

"The zombies shuffled toward them, extending their arms, fingers twitching with anticipation. They couldn't wait to have my friends join them among the living dead." Page 150 from Never Slow Dance With A Zombie by E. Van Lowe


Sassy Brit said...


I like the look of both of these vampire books. Great review of Intertwined, by the way!


and apologies for not being around so much!


ReggieWrites said...


Zombie Girrrl said...

Great review, Eleni, I've been wondering about this book.
Love the excerpt. :)

Orchid said...

Great review. :)

runningforfiction said...

this book has been getting such good reviews.
i'm gonna have to look into itt.

Mandy said...

Great review and teaser!
My teaser today is for Intertwined! I tried for a funny one with a video! My link is in my name.

PopinFresh said...

I love your teaser! Never Slow Dance with a Zombie looks fantastic. hope you're enjoying it!

Great review too. I've heard a lot of great things about Intertwined.

~ Popin

Sarbear said...

That was a really enjoyable review, Eleni -- thanks! I can't wait to read this.

Kate said...

Great review. Looking forward to reading this. I also have a present for you:

Jessica Secret said...

I am DYING to read both of these! Great review and teaser.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I already have a library request for intertwined but looks like I'll have to add this zombie pick as well!

Faye said...

Awesome review & Teaser!
I'm reading Intertwined now. Its really good, like u said :D

I'm going 2 B&N 2 day i'm getting Never Slow Dance With A Zombie 2!

Rachel said...

I can't wait to read Intertwined. I like how there is starting to come out with demon books now. Not just the usual paranormal characters. Love the teaser!

celi.a said...

I like the zombie teaser! Fingertips twitching with anticipation...joining the living dead...yay! Nice choice!

Sassy Brit said...

Just popped back to say I've corrected my hideous error! -- Gosh! I really don't know how that happened.



Fiction Vixen said...

Great review and teaser. I really need to read a Gena Showalter book. I think I'm the only PNR lover who hasn't. On my to-do list.

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