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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...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Harlequin Teen (first published August 25th 2009)
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Victoria
Okay, I am so glad I have a rule of finishing the books that I start. The beginning of this book is totalcrap, no joke. But then I just couldn't put it down!! The plot got more and more interesting, and when I realized that Mary Ann and Aden weren't gonna fall in love, I was like Photobucket
because I thought it was love at first sight when "The world stopped and we were the only two people" and all that crap.


When Victoria came out I was like
evil cat Pictures, Images and Photos
NOT ANOTHER LOVE TRIANGLE

Pretty much the reason I stayed with t...more
Steph Su
It’s unfortunate that the premise is so appealing, because, for me, INTERTWINED was an overwritten, confusing, and crowded paranormal mess. Too much was implied and told directly to readers, the characters were unappealing, and the whole thing was just way too long to hold my attention.

Showalter has the unfortunate penchant of telling, not showing, and making her characters take agonizingly slow paragraphs to undergo a simple thinking process. Any story that relies heavily on the main characters...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Wellll I haven't done a book review in a while, because I've been too lazy. So I will briefly comment on this book, because I don't have much to say about it––there isn't much worth saying. Not sure what compelled me to pick it up … Anyway, my first issue was the plot of this. It was just … too much. You have kid with four random voices in his head, a werewolf, a vampire, and a bunch of useless and boring other characters. The characters, another problem. I didn't feel particularly fond of any o...more
kari
Feb 01, 2010 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009, ya
I enjoyed this book and have only one real complaint. When a book is the start of a new series, it would be nice to know that going in, maybe put a line on the cover, first book in the exciting new series, etc.
That being said and a little disappointed that I have to wait until the next book to find out what happens next, I found this book a fun read with lots, and I mean lots, of surprises.
This book has a little something for everyone. There are humans, well, sort of, since they have special ab...more
Steph Bowe
I loved the concept of a character with four human souls living inside his head immediately. And when the book opened on him in a graveyard, accidentally raising the dead and then being forced to decapitate them, I was even more excited.

I was very disappointed to find Aden didn’t fight any more zombies through the book, but I felt the use of his other abilities incredibly interesting.

Many people enjoy reading paranormal romance. I can handle it, but vampires and werewolves make me cringe straigh...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: I like it
Rating PG-13
Thumbs Up 4
Overall: There is a lot going on.
Characters: There is a lot of them.
Plot: Dull at first but it picks up.
Page Turner: Yes, I guess
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend Maybe
Book Boyfriend: Riley

SUMMARY (50 word or less)

Got this as a part of an audiable.com sale. The name brand of the author had me curious. In the end, it was a little better than ok. The beginning of the story was interesting but stale in a way. But it took off from there and captured...more
Karen
Ugh. What happens when you mix Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, and Cookie Crisp? You guessed it, blah.
Each of them alone is awesome and delicious, but when you mix all of these elements together you get a bowl of cereal that's very difficult to keep down.

That's my problem with this book. It had just WAY too much going on. The whole book managed to mix Vampires/Werewolves/Vlad The Impaler/Faeries/Teenage Pregnancy/Mental Health/Abandonment/Peer Pressure/Poor parenting/Time Travel/Possession and Pr...more
Liz
So, what do we have in this book?

1. A protagonist with four souls inside him with whom he can communicate.
Four souls each with special abilities and kick-ass character traits.
2. A normal girl who discovers one dark family secret after another.
3. A badass and really hot werewolf.
4. The first vampire princess who does not act like a freaking spoiled bitch.
5. And last but not least revelation of secrets, the discovery of supernatural creatures among us and a very dangerous hunt.



I totally enjoye...more
Thomas
"Intertwined" is about Aden Stone, a sixteen year old guy who goes to Crossroads High. At first he seems normal, with his smoldering looks and all, but in reality he has four voices inside of his head that each posess a supernatural power. He doesn't know where they came from or who they are; they have been with him since birth - they were always just there. Julian can raise the dead. Eve can transport Aden back to the past. Elijah can tell the future. And Caleb can posess other humans. This see...more
Selen ozleyen
Vampirler, kurt adamlar, cinler, periler vs. hepsini kapsayan gençlik romanı. Güzeldi. Bazı yerlerde dedim Edward Bella durumu ters dönmüş. Edward insan Bella vampir. o arada kurt adama aşık olan başka bir kız. içinde 4 ruh taşıyan ve vampire aşık olan bir oğlan. Ruhlarla konuşmaları çocuğu herkes içinde deli yapıyor falan falan. Hoş kitapti.
Brianna
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Cheyenne
Intense and Surprising

Intertwined
By Gena Showalter
Pub. Date: September 2009
4.5 out of 5 stars
PG-13 Violence
Recommended

“Both attracted and repelled, he thought… Were they like magnets? And if so, did that mean she was like him? Or his opposite?“

Aden has always been the outcast, but never alone. Four drastically different chatty souls reside in his head. They don’t know how they got there or why, all they know is that none of them can get out. Left unable to do anything else, the spirits resign th...more
Brande Waldron
I was thrilled when I won this ARC of INTERTWINED on SCIFIGUY’s Blog about a month ago and even more thrilled to be able to review it here for all over you. I am a serious GS fan but have only dabbled in her YA books, INTERTWINED being the first in a new series by Gena which also is the second title for the new Harlequin Teen . But, I am now an avid fan and will surely be working my way through some of her YA books I skipped over! So, we start out with Aden Stone, who is a foster kid of sorts, l...more
Kristi
I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did - it sounded just a bit over the paranormal top with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and zombies. That said, the first page was the hardest to get through. The first time I picked it up, I read most of the first page and put it down. It didn't grab me from word one.
That said, later that night I picked it up again, re-read the first page, turned the page, and COULD NOT STOP. I found myself sitting in an empty bath tub still reading later that nig...more
Crystal
I am so confused with this book! I actually feel a trend with the books I have selected to read as of late because most have left me with the WTH? feeling.
The story centers around Aden Stone, a boy who has 4 souls trapped inside his body. They have been with him since his birth and because he actually talks to them out loud he is thought to be schizophrenic and placed in several mental institutions. So, his story is wrapped around trying to figure out how to free the souls before he dies, which...more
Mimi Valentine
Can I have the sequel now??

Intertwined was definitely a one-sit read! From the very beginning — when one of the four souls living inside Aden accidentally raises a cemetery — you know you're in for a totally awesome ride. The whole concept of it was original and complicated and tons of fun!

Plus, the originality extended to the plot which I really loved. This whole book was a breath of fresh air (with a twisting plot, an intriguing world, and lovable characters), especially that there were two s...more
Bluesky
Gena Showalter has come up with a cracker of an idea - a reform school boy, Aden, with special powers who also happens to house four other souls in his head/body (which he must keep secret or risk mental institution). Throw in a cute girl-next-door type, a vampire princess, a werewolf and a few maggot ridden zombies and she has a sure-fire formula winner. Right? Well you would think, wouldn't you? I sure got my hopes up.

It took until Chapter 8 (P 133) for things to start to come together. Befor...more
Katie(babs)
I had very high hopes for this first YA book by Gena. I have enjoyed almost every single book Gena has written from her contemporaries, paranormals and sci-fi romances. The main storyteller is Aden Stone, an orphan in foster care who has four souls living in side of him. They each have their own paranormal abilities. Aden doesn’t know why he has these voices, but he is able to live with them. I on the other hand would be sitting in a corner, rocking screaming for them to leave me alone. Aden wou...more
Evi
This book is not well-written, I'm sorry. It's not even that I think the author is a bad writer; it feels like she's forcing herself to dumb everything down, to satisfy some ditzy, paranormal-romance-obsessed teenage girls. And I feel like she can do a lot better, but she's tried to thrown everything currently "in" about YA Lit into one mess of faeries, werewolves, vampires, zombies, possessed souls, and time-travel. There is so much going on here, and yet so little substance. I gave it until ch...more
Amber
I give it five stars for an interesting concept, three stars for keeping me reading until the end, and one star for how the story actually played out. So overall, I will give it two stars because it wasn't hard to finish and I was mildly entertained. I think ultimately there is just so much going on in this book. Raising the dead, seeing the future, time travel, body possession, werewolves, vampires, demons, goblins, witches, fairies, family issues, seeing ghosts, helping said ghosts cross over,...more
Nika *YA Guru*
This is the first YA book that I have read since Hunger Games Trilogy. I have always been afraid that I will miss the smexy when it came to YA books. I found myself really liking this book and thought that the story was different and it held my attention.

Aden and the souls that he also shared himself with was a great idea. You really felt bad for him in the sense that he never had a moment to himself and it must be tough to have to share so much of yourself with 4 others. I thought for a PNR/UF...more
Sophie *Ninja Rapunzel*
i thaut this book was gonna be so crap, but i LOVED IT!!! i thaut it was really good, the characters are all very likeable and are strong, but they grow on and from one another.
i REALLY liked Riley- he is sooo cute and protective of Mary-Ann =] i cracked up at one point wen Aden was doing something wierd and Mary Ann said he was scaring her and then Riely goes 'you will cease scaring her immediately' hehe, i thaut it was sooo cute. and the way he always stays with her and holds her- its really...more
Kristi
Intertwined was the ultimate paranormal fantasy! A little bit of this a little bit of that. I'm a huge fan of Gena's adult novels, so it was easy to loose myself in her writing, since I'm so familiar with it. It was reassuring to know that I would be entertained. And was I ever.

There is a lot happening in this book, it extends way beyond Aden. Some people might see that as a bad thing, but I really enjoyed it, reveled in it really. I had no idea what was going to happen next. I did figure out a...more
Lyndsey
Aden has four souls living inside his body, not to mention his own. Sound confusing? Well, it is. But also strangely engaging.

There is so much going on in this book. Within the first couple chapters there was foreshadowing, red herrings, background stories, and multiple subplots. If your looking for something quick or easy, this isn't the one. It is definitely not a skimmer.

Towards the end, it became a bit of a supernatural orgy fest with ghosts, goblins, zombies, witches, psychics, empaths, wer...more
Danny
I read Gena Showalter's "Lords of the Underworld" series and I really enjoyed them. When I saw that she also wrote a YA paranormal series I was intrigued! I was happy to get the book from Harlequin at the Frankfurt Book fair and now I finally started to read.

It was amazing! She outdid herself with this series and I'm in love with those characters she created.
First, we have Aden - a lonely boy abandoned by his parents and send from institution to institution. He has 3 souls trapped inside himse...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Breia "The Brian" Brickey for TeensReadToo.com

Aden Stone is a sixteen-year-old boy with four souls living inside his body.

One can time travel, one can raise the dead, one can tell the future, and one can possess another human being.

He has spent most of his life in and out of institutions, never really making friends. He doesn't like having the souls sharing his body. A lot of problems have been caused due to Aden not being able to control the powers that the souls have.

Aden soon gets...more
JenniferJ
Oh My Gosh this book is jam packed full, over the rim, and overflowing with everything you could ever imagine or desire in a paranormal story! I was flipping pages like crazy and never wanting the story to end. From the first couple of pages the reader is taken on a joyride with Aden and his voices as he encounters zombies, bullies, weres, vampires, and all other things he never knew existed.

I felt really sad over Adens situation because he had to basically walk on egg shells thru no doing of h...more
Lisa
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

What can I say? Intertwined is unique, gripping and packed full of adventure. Around every corner there's an unfolding mystery and it's all you can do to keep your head straight. The concept of this novel is fantastic and I think many of you will really enjoy it. There is something for everyone and the personalities you'll meet are all very likeable!

Let me just warn you: This series has many characters - many - but somehow, Showalter manages to dev...more
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
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 tell the future.

And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they're causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he'll blink and suddenly he's a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he'...more
Kathryn
Okay, you've seen my one-star rating, and now is the point in time in which you would expect to read a brief summary before getting to my review.

Not gonna happen.

First of all, I began this book about a month ago. I've tried to block the horror out of my mind, so I can't fucking remember what happens. All I remember is the real shit (which there is a lot of). I swear, I felt like I should be picking this thing up in a wad of toilet paper and flushing it down the toilet, then going and yelling at...more
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl...more
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“If all we've got to look forward to is disloyalty and treachery, why do we even make friends?"
"Again, human nature. Hoping for the best is what drives us.”
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“Ohh, how clever," Aden said and clapped. "A death threat. You know what's funny? That's not even my first of the day.” 84 likes
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