Friday, 20 April 2012
Review: Intangible by J. Meyers
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Source: Review copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Buy: Amazon, Amazon Kindle
Author Website: http://www.jmeyersbooks.com/
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.
Intangible is about a twins, Luke and Sera, with the special ability to see the future and heal respectively. They didn't expose themselves to other due to Sera's bad experience with their grandmother despite Luke's warning. However, Luke has a vision of Sera being killed and he was desperate to find a way to change what he saw. But his vision never failed him once. Then, someone was looking for them right now for the power they possessed--someone in the shadows who made use of Marc... In addition, Sera had healed someone who was seriously injured and Sera felt a little difference when healing this lady, who took off running when she saw the mysterious man lurking a distance away. Who was the man? Who were hunting for the twins? Why did they have powers? You'll have to read Intangible to find the answers.
I love the way the story slowly builds up, giving me ample time to get used to the storyline and writing style. Intangible is special as it takes on multiple POVs (though still in third person POV) focusing on different characters throughout the whole book. Initially, I was a little apprehensive as multiple POVs tend to confuse me but I had no such problem with Intangible. It gave me an all rounded view from many characters, allowing me to understand each and every one of them. The downside of this is that it takes away some element of surprise from the story. Nevertheless, Intangible was well-written.
The bond between Luke and Sera was very strong in the story and this is what is so special about Intangbile as most other YA Paranormal books would have focused more on romance. The element of romance is still in the story but only to a small extent. I would have been happy if the romance element turns up to be good but that is why a second book in the series is needed, right? Despite everything, Intangible is a well-written and totally enjoyable book. There is obviously more things for Luke and Sera to be revealed and more about the Shadows. I'm looking forward to book 2.
- “Don’t worry,” Sera said as she moved toward the door. “I’m not really here. I’m just…” She paused at the door, not sure what to say, turned back to look at Anne once more and smiled as inspiration struck. “I’m just an angel.”
- “Sera? Where were you?”
“Where were you?”
“Out saving the world,” she said. “My cape is drying on the porch right now.”
- “Hey.” Marc blew into his hands, rubbed them together.
“Hey yourself.” Luke toasted him with his coffee cup. “Grab a mug and a seat.”
Sera watched Marc stroll back to the bar to place his order.
“Close your mouth, Sera. You’re drooling.” Luke reached over to wipe her chin.
She swatted his hand away. “Am not.”
“Are too. Isn’t she, Fey?”
Fey’s eyes flicked back and forth between the two of them. A smile played on her lips. “I don’t think that puddle on the table is spilled tea,” she said.
Intangible Short Story for grabs!