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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  6,205 ratings  ·  779 reviews
From a Zoella Book Club 2017 author

Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.

Seventeen-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.
As Grace starts writing, pouring her tangled life onto the page, she is forc
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Paperback, UK, 372 pages
Published January 6th 2011 by Quercus Publishing Plc
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XXBerry101Xx It does have some very inapropriate bits and swears at times.But overall it is a good book

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Saniya
Dec 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
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Lamia
Jan 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book. Ugh. Where do I start?

First off, I very strongly dislike Grace, the narrator. I didn't really like her at the beginning (she whined too much for my taste), and it got worse as the story went on. I just don't understand how anyone could think she's a likeable character. I know teenagers can be mean and fickle, and I can forgive some selfishness and defensiveness, but this goes way beyond that. She's condescending, rash and tries to balance her insecurities by making other people feel
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Scarlet
Sad. Confusing. Heartbreaking. Shocking. Emotional. Perfect.

It has lot of swearing, drinking, self-harming and sex (including teen pregnancy and abortion).

The story is told from a first person point of view from Grace. She is in self destruct mode. She has so many emotions that she just doesn't know how to deal with and this shows in the way she acts. In many ways she comes across as a normal teen - she seems friendly and outgoing and is doing well at school, but this is just a front that she p
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L A i N E Y
What you need to know is Courtney Summers gave this book 5 stars. Enough said? Yep.

Snarky, funny, compulsive, reckless and troubled heroine?
Me: LOVE.

I listened to this and what an engaging audiobook. Loved the British accent and that teenage sarcasm. Stunningly ON POINT.

That title is also perfectly perfect for the book.

I am a bit dubious about that ending but I have dearly enjoyed the book so, not too salty about that.



Audiobook narrated by Elloise Thomson.
Sarah
When Grace wakes up locked in a plain white room she has no idea how she got there. Held captive by the mysterious Ethan the only distraction she has is some pens and paper so she starts writing her story. As she writes about her friendship with Sal and falling in love with her boyfriend Nat we begin to unravel the mystery of how she ended up in the white room.

Entangled is a captivating and powerful debut and one that will take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions from laughter to tears an
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~Tina~
TBR Reduce Challenge #21- 2011 (Stefanie)

As much as I wanted to like Entangled I had the hardest time connecting with Grace and even though I wanted to sympathize with her endless issues I couldn't bring myself to care for her.
I also didn't like the way this was written. At first I thought it was a neat way to tell a story and I did like the memory flashbacks, but there was a lot of hard issues in this book that wasn't handled very well and it felt flat. The concept is intriguing in a madding my
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Maria
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What an infuriating book! And I mean that in the best possible way. Does that make any sense? Let me explain.

Grace wakes up to find her herself in a white room with white everything and three reams of paper and lots of pens waiting for her on the desk. She’s pretty sure how she got there; she just doesn’t know where she is or why she’s there. Grace wonders why her kidnapper, Ethan, (who looks familiar to her although she can’t place how she might know him) is being so nice to her. Not sure what
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Sam
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Stefanie
Apr 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, where to even begin with this book. Let's start with how there is no remotely likeable character in this except for two side character whose appearances are extremely limited (Devon and Sophie). Let's continue with how the main character especially (Grace) is grating at the best of times. Let's then move on to how big, sensitive topics (teenage pregnancy, depression, self-mutilation, neglect, suicide) are treated as plot devices that have no impact expect to further the personal drama of the ...more
Cora Tea Party Princess
Aug 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
#SundayYAthon

Review to come.
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Scarlet
OH FINALLY!!

I can't even explain how satisfied I'm right now! In last couple of weeks I've read mostly average book but this one is everything but average!
Right now all feelings are mixed inside of me, this books simply left me speechless!

From the beginning I had some feeling that one thing will happen (view spoiler) but hell how much I wanted to be wrong! Why? Just why? How could you? I was so close to throwing my phone out of the
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
What to say about this book and not to reveal too much? Well, it certainly will leave an impact on readers. Either you love it, like it, or dislike it. You will want to know what happened to Grace and how did she ended up trapped in a white room?

What you need to know about Grace is that she doesn’t know how to deal with pain so she finds the only way she always knew- fight pain with pan. She is suicidal and a cutter. I never understood cutters. Why would you willingly hurt yourself? Teenagers
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Beatrix
I really like this book, more than I thought I would. I liked the beginning because it was mysterious and that kept me reading it. I just couldn’t stop, because I was so interested who's Ethan, how did she got there, and her telling about her past. I liked it was all so linked together.
I didn't really liked Grace at first, as a character she didn't seem all that depressed/suicidal, and then her jokes, she avoids problems.. But then I started to like her, because I've got to know her better; tha
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Amanda
Oct 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, review-copy
It isn't often that I remark on book covers during book reviews (since I believe it is the contents of the book that are important) but in this case I really have to! The cover to Entangled is simply beautiful and I'm sure will have people reaching for the book from the shelf.

And this is the story that they will read when they do: Grace is a rather bolshy teenager with her fair share of problems. However, they seem to have faded into significance rather when she wakes up in a featureless white r
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Muphyn
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Infinitive Playlist
Shelves: ya-fiction
I don't normally like these kinds of YA books but this one grabbed me and completely sucked me in. It's really quite well told and moves along nicely.

Grace isn't really my kind of girl... she gets drunk pretty much every night of the week, throws up, constant hangovers, lots of boys and sleeping around, swearing, drama left, right and centre, etc. etc. But underneath there's this incredible pain and hurt that's just so tangible and almost leaps off the page that my heart literally hurt for her.
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is mee... kissa
Jan 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Some people have shelved this under paranormal, but i think that part is just all in her head (view spoiler). oh, and the cover is awesome too.

Right at the start, I knew this book wasn't going to be slow. Grace wakes up in a white room. an asylum-white room. an i'm-going-to-go-insane-because-everything-in-here-is-white kind of room. All she's got to entertain herself is paper and pens. She writes in it, forced to reme
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Rebecca P
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really didn't want to like this book. Honestly. But I do. When I started reading it I hated Grace, she was the kind of girl that I would have avoided like the plague at school - she's an underage drinker who sleeps with anything that moves. But thinking back, that isn't fair to her. I found myself finding things that I liked about her, she's fiercely loyal to her best friend Sal, and she uses falling in love as a reason to start her life over. And I think this is what makes me like the book so ...more
ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
I was deceived by this cover. Yes, I was. I thought it was a paranormal story at first even when I read the summary. Turns out it's far away from being a paranormal story.

Grace Carlyle is a 17 year old who wakes up one day to find herself in a white room alone. She tries to figure out what happens to her & how can she escape from that room. Grace used to deal with her problems by scratching/cutting herself to feel pain. And no wonder she'd do that, with a father who committed suicide and a mothe
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Sam
All night I've been thinking: 3stars? 4stars? 5Stars? How do I feel about this?

I originally gave this book 5 stars but after finding out the answers to all my questions i felt dissappointed..........i must say.....everything was predictable and well, i'm just really sad.......

I thought Nat was a great person but after reading the last few scenes....I felt sick and angry.....I'd fallen for him so bad and to find out that he wasn't the boy I thought he was......i don't want to talk any more about
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Trisha
Sep 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
"in the end it always comes back to me. That’s what I’m left with: just me. And that’s what scares me more than anything. Me.”

I hate that I didn't enjoy this one more. I love the cover. I bought this book just for the cover. But I just could not like the main character. It wasn't even her horrible habit of lying about everything - even small things - I just did not think she was a good person. She was horrible to her best friend, horrible half the time to her boyfriend. I didn't understand the r
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Sya
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
At first glance, the plot of Entangled appears at first to be one kind of story before quietly changing into something completely different. When we meet protagonist Grace, she has been saved from killing herself by an attractively aloof stranger, Ethan. The thing is, Ethan seems to have saved her by...er...kidnapping her. As kidnappings go it hasn't been too traumatic. He's provided her with a clean, white room, regular servings of her favourite food and some paper and pens on which to write. E ...more
Page (One Book At A Time)
Aug 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Oddly enough, I had no real idea what this book was about. The cover is what caught me. The description is sort of vague. But, it's that vagueness that draws you in from the very first pages. It's one of those stories that unfolds slowly. The details are so entangled (sorry for the pun), that you need them all to work at the entire puzzle.

Grace is an interesting character. I never really identified with her, but I definitely felt sorry for her. At first she seems like a carefree teenager. But, t
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Alanna
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This book was beyond fantastic. Fantastic, but also painful.

About a third of the way through I had to stop reading with the realisation that this book was going to break my heart. It was going to be one of those ones that left me feeling like my emotions had been thrown into a blender and left me torn to shreds. I wasn't wrong and while a part of me did want to go hide in my bed listening to happy music to escape the pain of the story, I just had to finish it.

I figured out what the plot twists w
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Mar 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
For some reason, and I don't know why, I thought this was a paranormal book. It wasn't. Instead it was a great book that captured me, that I had to keep on reading till the very end. It enslaved my soul, sucking me to the bottomless pit of doom. Yes, this book had lots of drama in it that it left me with a book hangover.

The storyline is filled with a secret, betrayals, and a love lost. I can say I enjoyed this book very much, but sometimes the drama got to me. I just felt like going into the boo
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Melanie
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what can I say about Entangled?

Well it's a must read. It's hard going with the 'self harm' aspects which for many books I've read with suicide, self harm etc this was well written. I wasn't left wondering why Grace cut herself, more with an understanding of it all.

I was a little disappointed with the ending, for I wanted to know what happened in the end (I won't go into that here as I don't want to spoil it for others).

I also would liked to have seen more character development with Devon
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Amelia


Cat Clarke knows the teenage girl inside out. She seems to have a sense of some of the feelings behind self harm. Her exploring suicide could have been powerful. It really could have. But I have no idea whatsoever what she was hoping to achieve with Entangled besides book sales.

There's nothing novel about a book in which someone in a (view spoiler). I hate that the whole thing was made about relationship drama with virtually no exploration of Grace's father (view
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El
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This one’s a hard one for me - I did really enjoy this but it definitely isn’t winning any prizes for best piece of literature.

And we’re also back to the age old question - does guessing what’s going on in a mystery book ruin it?
This wasn’t your typical ‘who donnit?’ either, the mystery was real-life but does that make it better or worse?
I really don’t know, anyway, I’m guessing this was one of her first books, especially because it was giving me so many early 2000s vibes! *update: is actually
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Antonia
Jun 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, it-s-okay-ish
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Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
This book is incredible. I was sucked in from the very first page and absolutely couldn't put the book down, even if I'd wanted to. Which, of course I didn't. I was really lucky that I was able to win this ARC copy in a giveaway on Cat Clarke's blog. Thank you Cat!

Despite reading and loving Entangled weeks ago, I still find it a little hard to write about it objectively. There's just so much going on. The reason I wanted to read the book so badly (aside from the BEAUTIFUL cover) is some of the i
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Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
Sep 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
AM I GOING TO DIE?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As h
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