Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Intangible by J. Meyers

Title:  Intangible  
Author:  J. Meyers
Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal
Format:  Ebook—Kindle addition    
Release Date:  January 31, 2012
            *book was provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Twins Sera and Luke 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 (summary courtesy of Goodreads).

I receive multiple requests each week from authors asking me to read and review their work. I am always honored that they ask and I honestly wish I could review every one of them, mostly because I am a people-pleaser who hates to say no.  Sometimes I find a good book and sometimes, I find a clunker. Well, Intangible falls in a category all its own—absolutely amazing. Intangible turned out to be so much more than I anticipated and I am so glad I agreed to read it.

The synopsis of the book provided by Goodreads doesn’t even hint at what this book has to offer. Mythical characters, a captivating love story, Gifted children and a Realm of indescribable beauty are just the tip of the iceberg. The reader also gets great characters, a well-written plot and a good read. Which is really what we are all looking for—a good read. I liked all of the characters in this book. Okay, wait, I didn’t like all of the characters, I liked how all of the characters were so well-written. Because believe me, there are a few nasty baddies in this book that you just love to hate. The main characters, Sera and Luke, are so fundamentally good that you can’t help but be drawn to their story and to root for everything to work out for them in the end. And honestly, I absolutely adored Luke—he is witty and has a corny, wry sense of humor. Some of my favorite lines came out of his mouth. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to feel about Marc, but he turned out to be one of those characters that worms their way into your heart, digs his feet in and won’t leave. His intense vulnerability just tugs at your heartstrings. I could go on and on about pretty much every character in this book, but that might get boring and give away a little too much. Meyers manages to construct a story that lives and breathes, a story that begs to be told and begs to be enjoyed. Her plot development and overall writing style is very reader friendly; she doesn’t overwhelm you with unnecessary, pretentious prose or an insincere, under-developed storyline. Her writing makes reading fun.

While I know I have gone on and on about how wonderful Intangible is, I do want to point out that the book is not perfect (but then again, few books are). There were a few minor editing issues, but there were very insignificant, so much so that I forgot to make note of their location. I was too engrossed in the story. Also, there is a mind-reader who can’t read the mind of the girl he is attracted to, which of course is reminiscent of Twilight. At first I thought this might bother me, especially since I hate it when people try to rip-off my favorite series, but for the most part, it is inconsequential to the story and not a blatant attempt to copy the mega-selling vampire series. But my biggest pet peeve regarding Intangible is that it looks like there will be a sequel. Why does this bother me you might ask? Because I will now have to wait! That drives me crazy!

So, in a nutshell, please, please read Intangible. Not only will you be reading a truly great book, but you will be supporting an independent author trying to make it in the crazy world of publishing.

My grade for Intangible by J. Meyers:

1 comment:

  1. I read, reviewed and loved this book too. :)


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