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Intertwined

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A book by Gena Showalter

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 … see full wiki

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Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
1 review about Intertwined

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. - C.S. Lewis

  • Sep 27, 2009
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Aden Stone hears voices in his head, four voices to be precise. As a result he has been shipped to several different foster homes and several different mental institutions throughout his entire life. The voices in his head are loud and constant and Aden communicates with them regularly by speaking out loud to them. To his psychiatrists and people around him he appears to be schizophrenic; but he's not. The voices in his head are real; they are souls trapped in his body, each one containing a special supernatural gift.

Aden moves to a ranch for troubled kids in Oklahoma and receives a much needed break from the hospitals; he gets a chance at a semi normal life. When he meets a girl named Mary Ann he is equally attracted and repelled by her, he longs to hug her, but he also wants to run. He also discovers that she quiets the voices in his head, giving him a peace he has never known.

As he joins public school for the first time he is faced with issues that all teens face; bullies, trying to fit in, and even enjoying his first crush. But Aden is also confronted with things on the supernatural front; he discovers the existence of Vampires, Werewolves, Shape Shifters, Fairies, Goblins and Ghosts. All creatures from the supernatural realm are being pulled to this small town in Oklahoma, all of them searching for Aden.

This was a very hard book to put down, I was simply fascinated by Aden and the souls he carries and found myself dying to know what was drawing him to Mary Ann. The book pulls you in from page one and keeps you excited and brimming with anticipation throughout. I found myself saying "one more chapter and then I will put it down." That rarely ever happened; I only set the book down when sleep and/or life demanded.

The story deals with some issues that seem adult, but unfortunately are pretty common in the teen world. The book touches lightly on teen sex, pregnancy and drugs. When I say lightly, it is discussed but definitely not the focus of the story, nor does any of it feel to mature for a teen audience.

I have been seeing Gena Showalter's name for years. Amazon has recommended her books based on others that I have bought and for some reason I have never gotten around to trying her out. If all her books are half as wonderful as this one, I will be reading her regularly.

I am hoping that Aden and his pals will be back again, and the story will continue as part of a series. Some things were left unresolved and I am aching to know more and get some answers. Ms. Showalter is an exceptional storyteller and has successfully trapped me into her paranormal world.

Cherise Everhard, September 2009

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