Thursday, May 3, 2012

Intangible - J. Meyers

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)

I had no idea going in that this book included vampires and other paranormal creatures. I was a little worried once I found this out, because I've been disappointed by vampires more often than not. It turns out there are some interesting things surrounding the vampires, including where they live and I really appreciated that was allowed to be curious about them. Not to mention, for all the books that figure in the role of Lilith, this one actually spent quite a bit of time showing her and that was refreshing.

There were a lot of things going on in this book and the one I thought was most interesting was the budding relationship between Sera and Marc. Okay, let's face it, I wanted the romance, you can call me a cheeseball now. But it was interesting because Marc hears other people's thoughts and thinks his brain is diseased, and Sera is a healer. Marc was probably the most interesting character because he's struggling dealing with his demons and with trying to do the right thing, but he has some real obstacles that are trying to push him one way or another.

Now the twins. I loved Sera. I loved that she used her ability to heal whenever it was needed, even if it made her a little reckless about being discovered. She's just such a thoroughly good person. I think I would have loved Luke as much, but he didn't actually get much page time unless he was seeing Sera killed. It was clear they had a tight bond, but that wasn't always shown. They're also a part of this prophecy, which means they're in danger, but I'm still a little fuzzy on what the prophecy is.

I really enjoyed the first half of this book, but then my enjoyment ebbed a bit. This story is told from a lot of different points of view. Often having multiple voices tell a story can be beneficial and show different sides or angles to a story. But here, I think it really stood in the way of making me care about the main characters. I was curious to find out what happened to them, but I didn't care which way the story ended. In the end I had mixed feelings about this book. But, there is a short story prequel, Intuition, and maybe reading that would have helped the disconnect I felt.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Intangible - J. Meyers

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)

I had no idea going in that this book included vampires and other paranormal creatures. I was a little worried once I found this out, because I've been disappointed by vampires more often than not. It turns out there are some interesting things surrounding the vampires, including where they live and I really appreciated that was allowed to be curious about them. Not to mention, for all the books that figure in the role of Lilith, this one actually spent quite a bit of time showing her and that was refreshing.

There were a lot of things going on in this book and the one I thought was most interesting was the budding relationship between Sera and Marc. Okay, let's face it, I wanted the romance, you can call me a cheeseball now. But it was interesting because Marc hears other people's thoughts and thinks his brain is diseased, and Sera is a healer. Marc was probably the most interesting character because he's struggling dealing with his demons and with trying to do the right thing, but he has some real obstacles that are trying to push him one way or another.

Now the twins. I loved Sera. I loved that she used her ability to heal whenever it was needed, even if it made her a little reckless about being discovered. She's just such a thoroughly good person. I think I would have loved Luke as much, but he didn't actually get much page time unless he was seeing Sera killed. It was clear they had a tight bond, but that wasn't always shown. They're also a part of this prophecy, which means they're in danger, but I'm still a little fuzzy on what the prophecy is.

I really enjoyed the first half of this book, but then my enjoyment ebbed a bit. This story is told from a lot of different points of view. Often having multiple voices tell a story can be beneficial and show different sides or angles to a story. But here, I think it really stood in the way of making me care about the main characters. I was curious to find out what happened to them, but I didn't care which way the story ended. In the end I had mixed feelings about this book. But, there is a short story prequel, Intuition, and maybe reading that would have helped the disconnect I felt.

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