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May 25, 2012

Review: Intangible by J. Meyers


Series: Intangible 1
Format: Digital
Excerpt here
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Purchase: Amazon
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.

First off I'd like to thank Ms. Meyers for giving me a copy of her book, I never expected I'll enjoy it as much as I did.

I started INTANGIBLE with much trepidation not because of the plot but because yours truly is having a reader meltdown. I am currently experiencing reader's fatigue and I am still in the process of looking for an antidote hence I am slowly weaning off from reading YA. So I was worried that I will give this book an unfair review because of this phase but still I tread on because I find I can still be objective about my reads so far.

The Children of the Prophecy must die!

At 25% I was ready to put this book in a box and start labeling it with the usual YA stereotypes. But then something amazing happened in the story that got my attention. I've read a LOT of good reviews for INTANGIBLE but my impression was this was just a standard YA read: unoriginal but wonderfully written.

Well suffice to say that I was wrong because Intangible wasn't what I was expecting. At. All. Just when I thought I got it figured out J. Meyers throws another piece of the story that took it another level. Luke and Sera are not the only supernatural people in this story but Vampires, Elves and other Realm creatures are thrown into the mix. Luke can foresee and change the future but Sera heals and can turn a vampire back to human and probably neutralize other beings as well. Which makes them a threat to the non-humans.

I like that Jason, a vampire villain, didn't act like a teenager but acted more like an old soul dealing with babies compared to his age. Sera has a mean streak so she's not a flat goody-goody heroine. I wish that Luke's character would've taken more precedence because I find his character more curious than Sera's. He's the levelheaded one as opposed to Sera's "teen" tendencies (insta-love, impulsive, etc.) plus he's the seventh son of the seventh son.

They wanted me to find Luke and Sera for them, he said. 
What? Sera said. Like a bounty hunter?
His shoulders sagged. Yes.

INTANGIBLE's ending was well done, it gives us a promise of more adventure and more intricacies in the plot. More potential villains popped up and it looks like Luke and Sera will get teammates as more special kids are coming out of the woodwork now that the Children of Prophecy have come out. I for one am very curios as who or what Luke and Sera are, I'm sure there's more than meets the eye and I can't wait for the big reveal which hopefully will happen in book 2.


10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this book it was a different use of vampires and fairies I can't wait for the next book!

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    1. I know what you mean, I was pleasantly surprised too! I was about to ready to shelf this but then things started happening that kept me glued.

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  2. I have this book but I haven´t read it yet. I need to read it soon.
    Great review.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah you should pick it up, I've read a lot of YA but this was truly enjoyable.

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  3. Don't you love when a book takes you by surprise? I haven't heard of this one before, but if I ever get a chance I will pick it up.

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  4. Oh WOW! Every time I read another positive review like yours for this book, I wonder why I EVER passed up the chance to read it -- it sounds like such a brilliant book! I've always had a soft spot for twins of any kind (The current book I'm writing actually has a set of them in it!), so I love reading different interpretations of how close they are. It's so cool how Sera and Luke are like opposites but are still really close to each other! :)

    Awesome review, Braine! Will be trying to get my hands on this one soon! ;) <3

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  5. Hehe! I'm so glad you liked this one too! It did throw some interesting spins on the old tales, didn't it? :)

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  6. I love it when a book one in a series leaves me a feeling of wanting more. Thank you for sharing today, I will be keeping my eye on Sera and Luke and hope it can come off the wishlist soon :)

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    1. Let us know when you've had the pleasure of reading this. I hope you enjoy it

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  7. I keep hearing such great things about Intangible. I, like you, didn't expect anything spectacular, so I haven't given it a chance yet. I think that I will now. I love that there are so many paranormals thrown into the book, that it isn't just about were's or vamps(again) or Fae. It seems like it would make a much more interesting story, and apparently, it does! So yaaaay!

    Jaime Lester
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