November 13, 2017 Marie Hayes 0Comment

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Released: September 2009

Pages: 440

Intertwined is a fast-paced story that kept me turning pages until I could no longer keep my eyes open. It was really difficult to put down! There was just enough action and suspense to keep me hooked until I turned the last page. That’s why I need to write my essay to attract more readers.

A cool thing about Intertwined was that there was no love triangle. Though both Aden and Mary Ann had their respective love interests, the book didn’t center around the romance too much—it was focused on solving the mystery behind Aden’s condition.

The two romances were cute, though, especially Mary Ann’s. I really liked how she and Riley meshed. I didn’t quite feel Aden and Victoria as much, but they were still a fine couple.

Character-wise, Aden was an interesting protagonist. He has his share of problems, which would usually lead to the book focusing on his teen angst. But Aden wasn’t angsty at all! He was still optimistic, despite his hardships and his possible upcoming death.

The only memorable soul inside Aden’s head was Eve. I really liked her mother-hen character, and the insight we get into her past was nice. Hopefully in the next book we’ll get to learn more about the other souls!

My only real complaint about Intertwined is the writing style. Or rather, the perspective in which the book was written. Gena Showalter tends to switch between Aden and Mary Ann’s point of view at seemingly random points. This made the flow of the story a bit choppy, and slightly confusing. I think the book would be a bit more polished if she had chosen to write each chapter in alternating perspectives, or at least provided a notation as to whose eyes through which we’d be looking through.

I hope you have found this article interesting. Please, feel free to share your opinion in the comments below. I couldn’t express how pleased I am to get your feedback, I would appreciate it very much. I’ m so excited about the fact that there’re so many books to read, so many stories to enjoy, so many characters to fall in love with. I hope you all share my book passion.- Now, get yourself a cup of nice tea  and don’t forget to read a couple of pages before going to bed. I can’t wait to buy a new novel.

4/5 stars to a page-turner chock-full of supernatural action and a touch of romance.