Sunday, August 12, 2012

Intangible by J. Meyers




Title:   Intangible
Author:   J. Meyers
Published:  January 31, 2012


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Twins Sera and Luke Raine 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.



 


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Intangible is an enthralling book that tells the story of Luke and Sera Raine, twins who share more than just a sibling bond - they also share mysterious preternatural gifts. This is a secret they guard with their lives, and they live in fear of what might happen if people found out. They’re about to realize it isn’t just “people” finding out their secret that would put their lives and loved ones in imminent danger. What follows is an exciting paranormal adventure full of mystery and magic and brimming with the supernatural.

Intangible has a huge cast of characters that were so much fun to read about. The author did a great job fleshing each one out, yet leaving you wanting more. Luke and Sera are very likeable male and female protagonists with a story that is heartbreaking and intriguing at the same time. Sera is so lovely and selfless, always using her powers to help those in need. I couldn’t help but feel bad for Sera, knowing that she keeps others at a distance out of fear of being rejected. She never knows if someone likes her for her or if it’s a side effect of her power. So when Marc, the handsome stranger, arrives in town, will she be able to trust him with her heart? Or does Marc have secrets of his own?

“He wanted the girl. This girl. More than anything else he’d ever wanted. She was amazing. And if she could do what he thought she could do? 
That just made him want her even more.”

Luke is the guy everyone loves. Friendly, easy on the eyes, and a very protective brother. He fills the “hero” role quite well. He would love nothing more than to see Sera happy, and Marc may have been just the guy to make that happen…until Luke’s vision reveals the opposite. That’s not the only vision Luke has that has him racing against the clock and, for the first time in their lives, hiding something from his sister. Will Luke be able to change his vision this time and save the most important person in his life?    

Fey, Sera’s best friend, was a force to be reckoned with. I wish Fey had been more forthcoming with her story… or that the twins would have figured it out earlier, so I could have more details about this interesting and pivotal character.  I hope we can delve further into Fey’s background in the next book.   

Then, there is my favorite character: Jonas. Oh, Jonas. Dark, beautiful, brooding Jonas. Jonas is exactly the kind of guy that I love to read about. No flowery, flattery compliments - just straightforward, down-to-business hotness. His fierce need to protect and his struggle to do the right thing make Jonas someone I can’t get enough of. I can’t wait to read more about him!  

J. Meyers has created a captivating world full of fascinating, mythical inhabitants.  

“‘I thought I’d call the police and ask them to come along.’ She mimed holding a phone to her ear. ‘Hi, my brother and boyfriend have been kidnapped by vampires and taken into the Realm. Can you help me save them?’ Oh, but I should probably tell them to beware of the goblins and faeries they may encounter on the way.’
Jonas’s jaw dropped.
‘You’ve seen goblins and faeries? Together?'
‘No, of course I haven’t. There’s no such thing as goblins and faeries. That’s not the poin--’ Sera stopped at the look on Jonas’s face. ‘You have got to be kidding me.’ 
Was every mythological creature actually real?”

I really enjoyed the different points of view throughout Intangible. Multiple POV’s can be confusing, but I felt the author did a tremendous job making the dialogue flow and the conversations easy to follow. The author really allows the reader to get inside the characters' heads, which makes for a nice change of pace and an absorbing read. I love the beautiful, vivid descriptions the author provides and would love to visit Vermont one day in the future:  

“They stood side by side, staring out at the water. There was no warmth to be had from the sun shining on them, but it was beautiful glinting off the smooth surface of the water. If they stood there long enough, they’d see the sun go down behind the Adirondacks across the lake, leaving a color-streaked sky.”  

The magnificence of the Realm was breathtaking:  

“More colorful, more beautiful, more intense. More everything. 

From the side of the mountain where they stood, she could see rolling green hills meet huge blue mountains off in the distance, capped by a perfect, clear blue sky.
The air was just the right temperature…

Trees covered the hills, and gave way to lovely fields of grasses and wildflowers
 of purple, red, and orange.

…the air felt clean and alive, and smelled like grass, flower, and wood.”

With so many twists, turns, and secrets lurking around each corner, Intangible keeps you guessing until the very end! I look forward to reading more of Mrs. Meyers’s work and can’t wait to read the next installment in this series.

A huge thank you to the author for sending me Intangible in exchange for my honest review.




If you would like a great introduction to Luke and Sera, you can pick up Intuition, a short prequel to Intangible. Just click the book to the left to get your free copy at Amazon!




13 comments:

  1. Great review Cheles, I read this awhile back and liked you I enjoyed it. Awesome review!

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    1. Thank you, Kimba! If I'm not mistaken, it was your review that put Intangible on my radar! Thank you for that!

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  2. Imreviewed this one this past winter and it was a good solid read. I like you, enjoyed the different POvs. I really loved the brother sister relationship as well.

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    1. I'm always curious about those sibling bonds - especially twins! Glad you enjoyed this one, too!

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  3. Jonas sounds like my sort of character! I really need to get around to this book soon. I'm glad you liked it Michele. Lovely review! :)

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    1. Oh, he is quite yummy! You and I seem to share the same tastes in our book men, so I think you will definitely love Jonas! Thanks so much, Sam! <3

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  4. I do believe every single one of us totally fell for Jonas! That man is too gorgeous for his own good. And so dark and alluring, lol. I was a bit worried at first about so many POVs, but it worked.
    Lovely review, Michele.

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    1. Sooooo true, Maja!! He stole my heart from the very beginning! Rawr! I was impressed with the multiple POV's. I usually have to back up and try to figure out which voice I'm reading, but I didn't have to do that once with Intangible. Thank you, love!

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  5. This sounds like an amazing book! I can't wait to read it. Your review is awesome and now I have an idea of what to expect (I like to know when there are multiple POVs). Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. Aww, thank you, Jess! There definitely are, but they are so clear and easy to follow. I hope you will enjoy Intangible, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts! :D

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  6. wait, is this the same author that did Twilight? sounds amazing either way!! fantastic review! xo

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  7. wow seriously fantastic review. I'm glad you liked this book so much. i received this book for review also and loved it. I still need to finish my review for it! I didn't know about the prequel short story so I'm glad you added that. i downloaded it and read it. I thought it was a great addiction to the story. I also look forward to the next installment. I'm originally from Vermont so it was really cool having the book set there. Fall is gorgeous with all of the tree's. If you do visit tell me and I'll meet you there! :) I also LOVED the quotes you chose! Great pics :) Again awesome review love!

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