Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Review: Intangible

Intangible (Intangible #1)
by J. Meyers
ebook, 264 pages
Published January 31st 2012
Source: Author
Buy the book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Summary:

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.


Review:

Sera and Luke are no ordinary twins. Sera had the power to heal and Luke, to see the future. After a devastating event that happened with their grandmother when they were younger, the twins both decided that it was best to keep their talents a secret.

Intangible was told from third person point of view that switches among the characters. The book starts with a prelude, an excerpt from one of the interesting events that would happen in the future. The first half of the book was a little dull and I felt slightly detached from all the characters. I would've had a hard time reading this if I weren't holding on to the prelude to finally happen. Plus, Meyers' story-telling was captivating and almost hypnotic. The third person POV also amped the mystery and intrigue factor that even though I couldn't connect with the characters, it was hard to put the book down. The author also didn't seem to have a problem with unfolding secrets after secrets through different character point of views. When you thought that the only secret was that of Luke and Sera's, you'd be surprised what Meyers had in store for you. It gave me the feeling as if I was eavesdropping on the characters' thoughts as they revealed their deepest, darkest secrets. It was intensely distressing, to be honest.

It was unfortunate, however, that even on the second half, I still couldn't connect with Sera and Luke. There was also the problem of insta-love and my dislike for the guy that Sera had her eyes on. I take my OTP very seriously and I tend to get depressed when the guy I like didn't get the girl, so I had to endure all their sexy times together. Ick. But I love the ending. It seemed like the pairing I was rooting for would finally happen in the next book. Well, hopefully.

All in all, Intangible was an enjoyable read with complex characters and spellbinding narration. This sort of reminded me of Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me and Shelley Workinger's Solid. So if you liked both, I'd totally recommend Intangible to you.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Disclosure: Review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

You may also download Intuition, the prequel to Intangible, on your Kindle for free! It also includes the first chapter of Intangible. :)

7 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Shatter Me, so maybe I will enjoy this one too. :) It's a shame you couldn't connect with the characters too well. Thanks for the honest review! :)

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  2. I just read this one too Chel! I really enjoyed it overall, and like you, while I didn't feel overly connected to Luke or Sera, I still thought they were solid characters and am looking forward to seeing what's in store for them moving forward. I just like how we had a strong sibling relationship in this one, that's not super common in YA!

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  3. I've heard of this book around before and it sounds really interesting! The cover's purple theme and artwork is GORGEOUS! Like Sam, I really enjoyed Shatter Me so I might check this book out too ;)

    Awesome review, Chel! ♥ Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Great review! I've had this one to read for a while and I saw mixed reviews but overall I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it. I usually really like books with multiple povs so hopefully I'll be able to connect with them more. We'll see. Glad to know what to expect :)

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  5. I think I'll skip this one for now. The premise doesn't interest me that much and since you couldn't connect with the characters, I think I'd be better off reading something else. Great review though, Chel.

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  6. Wonderful review! even though you didnt connect to the characters, Im curious about this one. Sounds interesting but not really a must-read.
    Thanks for your honest thoughts! :)

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  7. It sounds like an interesting read. Too bad it was difficult to connect with the characters.

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