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Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Children
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Alone was the note Cade knew best. It was the root of all her chords.

Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a sub-atomic level with a boy named Xan.

Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

My Thoughts

First have to say that the cover caught my eye on this one and that led me to reading the book synopsis and a few readers thoughts on this book which hooked me even more so when the publisher okayed my request for a copy of an EARC on Netgalley it was a happy day!

Cade, short for Cadence, is a loner and a young teenage female whose talent on her guitar is the only thing keeping starvation at bay because the world she lives in is a harsh and unforgiving place set in the future on a planet that is barely inhabitable.

When we first meet Cade's character she comes across as not only alone but quite lost and lonely as well, not that she would admit to such things out loud to anyone. The story starts with her in a bar where she plays on her guitar every week, Cade is a favorite of the crowd and the emotion's that her music ignite in others are what keep her going when she feels at her lowest. That and the fact that when she totally gets into the music it helps blank the "noise" in her head that is a constant presence and has almost driven her to insanity as it grows in volume. It was a bit of a surprise to learn what caused the "noise" in Cade's mind, and for her the day it ended brought her less relief than she expected but instead started her on a mission that would end with surprising results.

This is a story that is so easy to connect with, Cade is on the other hand a bit of an enigma as she does not really allow the reader to get to know her well at first and it comes as a relief almost when her character finally becomes more open. I loved the pacing as we took the journey of discovery, both to locate Xan and Cade's journey inside, the unfolding of each new chapter brings a fresh look at just how isolated Cade has been and just how much she has missed out on in her early years.

The ragtag group of travelers, the "alive ship", the different outer space locations all feel familiar from other sic-fi adventures but at the same time they are unique to this book alone. I cried for Cade when she finally learned the complete truth about herself and about Xan, it was a sobering moment for her as she realized she no longer needed him but he would always need her and yet they could not share the life that he envisioned for them.

As sci-fi fantasy goes this one was a good example of diverse characters, the futuristic technology was well described, the different alien species introduced gave the story it's "fantasy" feel and as a whole it came together quite well with only a few odds and ends left unanswered by it's end. For those who enjoy characters who start out as pretty much "untouchable" both physically and emotionally but who have come completely out of their shell over the course of the story than you will have to meet Cade, plus who could resist a character whose world is seen in musical notes!

[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]

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Reading Progress

May 14, 2013 – Shelved
May 14, 2013 – Shelved as: wish-list
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: arc-galley-copy
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: e-books-to-be-read
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: e-book-edition-for-review
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: netgalley-e-book
May 22, 2013 – Started Reading
May 23, 2013 –
May 23, 2013 –
May 23, 2013 – Shelved as: read-for-review-2013
May 23, 2013 – Shelved as: read-in-2013
May 23, 2013 – Shelved as: read-the-e-book-edition
May 23, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: aliens
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: future-worlds
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: human-experiementation
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: music
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: outer-space
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: sci-fi-adventure
January 23, 2016 – Shelved as: space-travel

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