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Entanglement

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  690 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Alternate cover edition of: ASIN B00A90PKCY

"...the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other's states..." —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.

In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coas
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Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published November 16th 2012
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Dianne
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
You’ve heard the phrase lovers say, “He/She completes me.” What if that were a statement of scientific fact, as opposed to a statement of the heart? Imagine humans being born in pairs, tied by a thread of genetics, circumstance or Fate. A baby is born and somewhere, at that exact moment, their perfect mate is also born? Yeah, so maybe fewer spouse would forget birthdays, right? Sounds almost too perfect, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you imagine that someone, somewhere would have the ego to think they co ...more
Melanie Kettelberger
Jan 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Like many others, I read this book for free on my Kindle. I am an avid young adult dystopia reader, and ever since I started writing my own screenplay, I love reading anything I can in the genre to get a better idea on what I think works, and what doesn't.

Nothing about this book works.

Also like many others- I found the concept interesting. Human beings born with a half! And of course the dark side- if your half dies, so do you.

I am very open to all sorts of strange things existing in a book. But
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Dianne
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOLY MOLY I LOVED EVERYTHING. Review coming soon!

Also posted in Oops! I Read A Book Again

Woah. Just woah. I finished reading it days ago (and actually I got late for my thesis experiment that day) but the high it has given me hasn't subsided yet. So a little backstory first on how I came upon this AMAZING book.

Dan followed me on Twitter so I got curious and checked his profile. Seeing that he's an author, I followed back and clicked the link to his blog. I always do this by the way. Plus, I love
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Jenna
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
The premise sounded good. I loved the idea off soul mates.
But the story did have it flows somethings just didn't ad up.
Why were there half mates?]
Why were Aarons parents absent at his 18th birthday?
Why after being thrown in the well does he goes back in the house?
I have more questions it just made the story unbelievable.

Angie
May 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
I'm a total sucker for plots that involve some kind of explanation for soul-mates. In Entanglement's case, that would be halves. Basically, a pair of babies born at the exact same time, share molecules due to quantum entanglement, and they're destined to be together. They are the halves of a whole. I was excited to see how this scientific explanation would play out, but unfortunately none of it worked for me. I found myself annoyed, bored, and confused.

Entanglement started off pretty good. Aaron
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Jodi Perkins
This is the second book I've read by Dan Rix. Last week I finished reading Broken Symmetry, and I enjoyed that novel so much that I immediately dove into Entanglement. I'll admit, I'm a little underwhelmed. The things that impressed me the most about Broken Symmetry simply weren't there for Entanglement. While Broken Symmetry follows a set of rules which lends authenticity to the story, Entanglement's governing rules are inconsistent, which gives the story less credibility and makes it more diff ...more
♥ Sarah
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Rounded up to 3 stars...

I one-clicked this on Amazon because it was FREE. The plot, although seemingly cliche, was actually surprisingly unique. There were definite sci-fi elements, fused with dystopian, and YA PNR.

I never once felt bored, or overwhelmed - even when there were chunky paragraphs of pure info dump. Still, the whole notion of HALVES, the JUVENGAMY BROTHERHOOD, mixed with the romance, and so on and so forth, really kept me on the edge of my seat; it was all extremely fascinating.

H
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Jaclyn
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sent-for-review
All About Halfs, But a Whole Enticing Story!

Rix contacted me and asked if I might review his book, and after reading the first three chapters on his website, I was hooked.

The Good

The story concept for Entanglement is fascinating. It is a concept that works and yet is still out of the realm for anything that is happening in the here and now. It is difficult for me to imagine a life where at the age of eighteen I would have met my half and gotten married, all because they were born at the same tim
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
INITIAL THOUGHTS
Approaching the book I thought it was a dystopian novel as that is what it is labelled as on Amazon.co.uk, however on Goodreads it is labelled as a YA Thriller. Hence I wasn't sure what to expect but was hoping for a dystopian angle as that is one of my favourite genres.
In fact here are my notes I wrote upon reading the first 55% or so of the book. Looking forward to a dystopian themed book . . . this book feels more "paranormal than dystopian" There's the mysterious Juvengamy Br
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Mallory Thorpe
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 Stars on Cover Bound

I was attracted to the story from the beginning; Dan Rix wasted no time diving head first into a plot that kept my head spinning. It was well thought out and the world Rix created in Entanglement and the concept was intricate and suspenseful. I was engulfed by the first few chapters and drawn into Aaron Harper’s world where halves are determined when you’re born. There’s no choice, you have no say and on your eighteenth birthday you meet the other half of your soul. Exc
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Scarlet
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Two main things I like about this book - the premise and the writing. I thought the premise was unique and immediately drew me in. I haven't really come across a YA fiction about soul mates, but more on a scientific rather than a paranormal level, so this was a novelty for me. Next, I thought Dan Rix's writing was effortless and overall well done. It was to-the-point and did not dwell on overly-flowing and unnecessary descriptions. Other elements I liked in the book were the fast pacing, the sus ...more
Marked By Books
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I don't really think that I've come up with a concrete judgment on this book quite yet. On one hand, there were a lot of scenes that I really enjoyed, but on the other, there were also some parts that just left me thinking "Really? You're going to do that? After what just...? Well, okay."

I really did like the idea for the novel. I'm not saying that I've never heard of anything like it before, but it was very intriguing, and I think that Dan Rix handled it very well. For about 80% of the book, I
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Lex
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
As much as this book makes me a bit confused, the world building is quite fascinating. I'm not a huge fan of science and I do think that the feeling is mutual between the two of us. Hehehe. So yes, I don't know what is Quantum Entanglement really meant. And since I am a bit lazy to do a research about it (cause I know, like Aaron, I wouldn't understand sh*t about it) I just let Dan Rix explain it through the book.

Dan Rix, I believe is a magician. For me, that is. Why? He is really good at makin
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Megan
May 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
I bought this book for my Kindle Fire because it was free, and from the description it sounded really good. I immediately started reading it because I was so intrigued. However, half an hour after finishing it, I am still not sure how I feel about this book. It was good, but it also freaked me out a bit. As some of you may know, I'm the type of person who hates horror stories because I get scared really easily. That may make me a bit of a wimp, but that's who I am. Entanglement was a bit creepie ...more
David Hudnut
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book straight through. It truly is a page turner. I was never bored, and I bore easily with books. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I really appreciated how Rix dabbled in hints about how the world of Tularosa was subtly different from ours. I didn't realize I was reading an alternate history/dystopian type of story until I got into the book, which was a pleasant surprise. It made things that much more intriguing.

I also loved the main characters Aaron and Amber. Their
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Alexia
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this one. It looked too good and on occasion when books look too good they usually fail in the writing department. Not Entanglement. It was beautifully written throughout the book. Dan Rix used the type of descriptive language that is really lacking in a lot of books today. He made me feel like I was in the book and that really is the best feeling.

Amber & Aaron were likable & relatable which I loved. Despite Amber's coldness you felt empathy for her.E
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Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
This story had a very interesting premises, however, parts of the story were confusing. Parts of the book also felt very inconsistent, not only in the plot and world building but also in the characters and their motivations.

This also had one of my pet peeves, which is characters making decisions that were just plain stupid.

I also didn't like that the ending made this seem like this was part of a series even though this is a standalone book.

Overall I was disappointed with this one.
Tracey
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read! It was well paced, original, action packed and had multi-dimensional characters. I definitely recommend it!
Ashley Shiell
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book
Derek Moyes
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down!
Madhavi Ghare
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting concept - good mixture of romance and intrigue...
Bryttani
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The idea of having a half somewhere out there that we are tied/destined to be with is a peculiar idea. I LOVE PECULIAR. The characters were easy to relate to and the whole story is fast paced.
Jacqueline
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I like the story line in the book
Anncleire
Oct 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Real vote 3,5

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“Entanglement” è entrato nelle mie cose da leggere perchè si tratta di una distopia, e quando ho capito che si trattava di anime gemelle, amore e affini non ho saputo resistere. Considerando che ad organizzarlo è stata la mitica Dianne di Oops! I read a bookk again, non mi sono proprio potuta tirare indietro. Avendo poi letto un altro libro di Dan Rix ero certa che lo avrei app
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Casey Carlisle
‘Entanglement’ sounded right up my alley, a fun dystopian world with a mythology deeply seated in fringe sciences, but it didn’t quite live up to my hopes. There were so many stereotypes and tropes in this novel, I just about gagged. The mad scientist, the jock with a supposed heart of gold, the woman-abusing bad boy, the hot bitchy girl who feels like she is not worthy of love… need I go on.

Talk about dysfunctional, abusive relationships. I don’t think there was a healthy one in this novel what
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Kristine
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Undecided

I don't know if I liked this book or not. I read the whole book so I must have found something interesting about it but I'm still trying to figure out what that is. Maybe I just couldn't understand half of the book and I'm feeling a little dumb or maybe this isn't my kind of book. The writing was great but I am still confused. Good luck to all who choose to read the book. Hope you have a better imagination than I do.
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Synopsis (from Goodreads): "...the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other's states..." —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.

In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared
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Kelly
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced and suspenseful, Entanglement was a thrilling read with a confident and brazen protagonist. While there were definitely some world-building issues, and the romance was a little too forced for me to believe in it, I still found that I enjoyed Entanglement for most of what it had to offer.

With any plot involving an alternate Earth, I expect a lot of history to help me understand how that Earth got to be where it is now. While I appreciated that Entanglement didn’t info-dump its history
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K.S. Marsden
May 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Everyone in the world has a soulmate, a "half"; a genetic partner that was born the same time as them, and will connect at a clairvoyant level. They are officially brought together on their 18th birthday, and live happily ever after...

The good news: The couple will feel a deep connection for the rest of their lives.
The downside: They can never be apart, even if they grow to hate each other. Being paired up is no longer an option, it is a genetic dependence. With the unsavoury fact that is they s
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At A Glance
It started out good but the plot holes killed it.

The Good
What stood out to me the most was the concept of Entanglement. It drew me in right away. It was fascinating and almost realistic in a way. Definitely not out of the realm of possibility. That we are born with a soul mate, a perfect match for us is pretty romantic, but also scary. It's like you don't have a choice but why would you want one when you are almost guaranteed to love this perso
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“He felt the doctor’s breath on his scalp. “The bad news is that according to your MRI, that scar tissue is right here—” she tapped the very back of his skull, “in the region of your clairvoyant channel, possibly obstructing it. Since you’re almost eighteen, my guess is you’re experiencing a boost in clairvoyant activity with your half. Hence the inflammation” 1 likes
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