Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bookshelf Tours #3 ~ Intertwined & Unraveled


Bookshelf Tours is a spotlight on a book or series from my physical bookshelf that I have read but haven't reviewed or mentioned on my blog before.

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Intertwined series
by Gena Showalter

Book #1
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 possess another human.
One can tell the future.

Everyone thinks he’s crazy, which is why he’s spent his entire life shuffled between mental institutions and juvie. All of that is about to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl—a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.

Together they’ll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger... but not everyone will come out alive.
 Rating: 4 stars
Read: 2011 or earlier (pre-GR)
Average GR rating: 3.89
Would I reread it? Probably not

Quick thoughts: 
Cool premise
Big mix of paranormal creatures
I'm having book amnesia
Doesn't stand out

Quote:
“Ohh, how clever," Aden said and clapped. "A death threat. You know what's funny? That's not even my first of the day.”
There’s something about the new guy at 
Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he's supposed to be crowned Vampire King—while still a human! Well, kind of.

With four—oops, three now—human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been "different" himself. These souls can time-travel, raise the dead, possess another's mind and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.

The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.

Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn't about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life….
Rating: 3 stars
Read: 2011
Average GR rating: 4.07
Would I reread it? . . . not sure

Quick thoughts: 
Really cool vampires
Slow
Very long book
Didn't like quite as much as first

Quote:
“But allow Riley to boss him around? Multiply "hell, no" by "dream on" and divide by "suck it," and the answer was "the wolf could bite the big one.”
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I'm not sure how I feel about these books now. It's been a long time since I've read them and I don't remember them that well. Neither one stands out a lot, especially when compared to the many books I've read since both. 

Have you read these books?

2 comments:

  1. LOL about Book Amnesia, that is a real thing. Thanks for this feature Kaitlin, I've seen this series around but you're exactly right, it doesn't stand out so I don't feel compelled to read it.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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