I think I should receive an award for reading this book, sorry Torie, but it truly was a horrid experience, every time I picked it up, I would get a headache and fell nausea.This book was never on my radar Why did I pick it up you ask A person who I actually agree with on quite a few books recommended it to me when I was on one of those no reading times It was an unwise decision from my part, since this book took me off the reading market for a long period of time.This book tried to do so much in its short span it attempted to take on quite a few important issues , and it handled it so poorly that I would have been better if this were just the story of a werewolf and a vampire in love. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK This is one of those moments when you want to do serious bodily harm to somebody, aka just maybe the author who decides not to finish a series Book 3 released 2011 book 4 forecasted for 2017 I mean really Why aren t these things taken off the market How reader insulting Gena Showalter, go take a flying leap to a destination occupied by guerilla forces of zombie s t Needless to say, I m madly pleased with myself for bothering to look up my forthcoming bookfest, and surprise, surprise colour me gobsmacked to realise the series has stultified and taken a head dive into a black hole Pfffttt I CURSE YOU WITH A DECADE OF WRITER S BLOCK I enjoyed this book and have only one real complaint When a book is the start of a new series, it would be nice to know that going in, maybe put a line on the cover, first book in the exciting new series, etc That being said and a little disappointed that I have to wait until the next book to find out what happens next, I found this book a fun read with lots, and I mean lots, of surprises.This book has a little something for everyone There are humans, well, sort of, since they have special abilities, vampires, werewolves, witches, goblins, fairies, undead, demons, ghosts, and maybe others as well It keeps you guessing all the time of what will happen next I couldn t put it down once I got into it.Aden is a great character, from the moment you meet him, you hope that his life will get better He deals with what he s been given as well as he can His ability and Mary Ann s were intriguing and something new I haven t read about before I m looking forward to the next book exploring their relationship to one another What else can Mary Ann do Or Aden It did take me a bit to get used to all the voices Aden hears, but after the first few chapters, I knew who they were and could identify who was talking, etc I d recommend this for anyone who enjoy a fast paced, action packed story. I loved the concept of a character with four human souls living inside his head immediately And when the book opened on him in a graveyard, accidentally raising the dead and then being forced to decapitate them, I was even excited.I was very disappointed to find Aden didn t fight any zombies through the book, but I felt the use of his other abilities incredibly interesting.Many people enjoy reading paranormal romance I can handle it, but vampires and werewolves make me cringe straight away I felt in this book, the four people inside Aden s head, with their assorted abilities of time travel, seeing the future, raising the dead and possessing others, would have had enough interesting adventures on their own, and the introduction of the vampire and werewolf love interests was done only to pull readers of Twilight When fairies, goblins and witches started to make appearances, I was a bit unsure where it would go.In spite of this, I really enjoyed Intertwined I liked the friendship between Mary Ann and Aden, as well as Aden s relationships with the people inside his head I like flawed protagonists in novels, and I felt Aden was, though Mary Ann was a bit of a Mary Sue Invented details about vampires like the fact that you can only hurt them in their eyes and ears felt a bit unnecessary, and some of the fight scenes a bit prolonged.There were a couple of things I didn t like The vampires all had typical vampire names Victoria, Dmitri , and Aden and Riley always felt the need to protect Mary Ann and Victoria, and constantly assert their manliness by threatening each other Do teenage girls find this attractive or something I don t get it Those things aside, I felt this novel was well executed Though I went What when mythical creatures started to appear, my interest didn t dwindle, the story was gripping This will inevitably appeal to readers of paranormal romance, and if that s you, it s well worth checking out I think if I were of a fan of that genre, I would have enjoyed Intertwined a lot It s already far better than Twilight for me, and really action packed Based on Intertwined, I m definitely going to check out Gena Showalter s previous YA novels. I was about halfway through this and although I was enjoying it, I wasn t sure it was enough to continue with the rest of the series That completely changed during the second half I was suddenly drawn in and couldn t stop turning the pages Vampires, werewolves, faeries, goblins and souls trapped in a human boys body HELL YES, sign me up The second half of the book was absolutely spellbinding and action packed and has left me itching to get my hands on the rest of this series
Quick reviewCover I like it Rating PG 13 Thumbs Up 4Overall There is a lot going on.Characters There is a lot of them.Plot Dull at first but it picks up.Page Turner Yes, I guess Series Cont Yes Recommend MaybeBook Boyfriend RileySUMMARY 50 word or less Got this as a part of an audiable.com sale The name brand of the author had me curious In the end, it was a little better than ok The beginning of the story was interesting but stale in a way But it took off from there and captured my attention For my full review see my blog post and pick for Riley, hot ReviewJessica Almasy does an amazing job at keeping the high number of characters straight with different voice inflections I love her Julien But I have to say, I probably enjoyed this story that much because of her great narration. RTC Ugh What happens when you mix Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, and Cookie Crisp You guessed it, blah.Each of them alone is awesome and delicious, but when you mix all of these elements together you get a bowl of cereal that s very difficult to keep down That s my problem with this book It had just WAY too much going on The whole book managed to mix Vampires Werewolves Vlad The Impaler Faeries Teenage Pregnancy Mental Health Abandonment Peer Pressure Poor parenting Time Travel Possession and Premonitions into a 440 page book Sorry, it failed Along with that, there were so many side characters, both corporeal and non, that I lost interest as soon as the vampire was introduced, which is 1 3 of the way into the book Note to the author, this book is like a pretty girl with way too much make up on Strip a few of the layers, and you may have a credible base.