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BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Intertwined Series by Gena Showalter

Intertwined (Intertwined #1)
Unraveled (Intertwined #2)
Twisted (Intertwined #3)
Author: Gena Showalter
Genre: YA
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 to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl—a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.

Together they’ll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger... but not everyone will come out alive.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Intertwined Series by Gena Showalter.

There are three books—Intertwined, Unraveled, and Twisted. The first two books were great, awesome. I was intrigued with the storyline, came to know and love the characters, and wanted more, more, more. And that last book that knocked me for a loop! I've never thrown a book before (that's book-nerd blasphemy!) but I had the uncanny urge to hurl my borrowed hardcover of Twisted out the window.
If all we've got to look forward to is disloyalty and treachery, why do we even make friends?
The series had an ending that I would've never in my wildest, Alice In Wonderland-like dreams, have guessed. It was both horrifying, astonishing, and tear-jerking. I seriously loathed Gena Showalter for a second afterward. (JK, I love Gena Showalter's books!)

Aden is an interesting character—and so are the souls that live inside his head—but I loved how Gena Showalter wrote the book to eclipse the other major characters too. As a matter a fact, my favorite romance and storyline became Riley and Mary Ann! Some of their interactions were just hilarious.
"Ohh, how clever," Aden said and clapped. "A death threat. You know what's funny? That's not even my first of the day."
There are quite a few types of paranormal ... beings, I guess you could say, in this series. Some I read about before—like vampires, werewolves, fairies—and a few that I haven't (which I won't tell you because it'll ruin the surprise!). They aren't exactly cookie-cutter (Gena Showalter puts her own twist on the paranormal and the supernatural), but they weren't my all-time favorite interpretations of the species. So that part—for me—was sort of so-so.

"No one could ever truly be free as long as they loved, and life wasn't worth living without love. So freedom? Overrated."

But what hooked me was that this series was defiantly not lacking in action. Every time I turned the page—BAM!—there was a new gasp-worthy moment. Book by book, the storyline and characters seemed to grow and grow until everything exploded. I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I ached. And I raged at the end. And I'm still a little peeved about the way Riley and Mary Ann ended up.


Intertwined (Intertwined #1) 

 Unraveled (Intertwined #2) 

Twisted (Intertwined #3)