Review: Intangible by J. Meyers
Author: J. Meyers
Publisher: J. Meyers
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Format/Source: Ebook/Received from author for review
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy, Paranormal
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)
A Review of Firsts…
This book was the first review request that I ever received from an author! I wanted to read the book, added it to my Goodreads TBR list, and then got an email from the author! So that was exciting! But let me just say that even though I was excited about getting a review request, this review will be just as objective as my other reviews. Well, as objective as personal reviews can be…
This was also the very first book that I read on my Kindle Fire! I had read a few books on my iPhone before (didn’t enjoy that), as well as a few on my computer (didn’t enjoy that either), but I have to say that I really love my Kindle Fire! I mean, I love to have a physical book in my hands – there really is nothing that beats that. But the Fire was really easy to maneuver, and it’s nice because I can hold it in one hand. The only drawback I found was that it was hard to read outside during the daytime. I think that some of the other Kindles, that use the different screens, might work better in such bright light. Other than that, it was great!
On to the Actual Review…
Intangible is a really cool paranormal book. There are vampires and elves and mentions of goblins and other creatures. I personally enjoy books with fairies and elves and things, so this was right up my alley! And the main characters, Sera and Luke, are twins with superpowers. Sera can heal people and Luke can see the future. So this book was kind of like X-Men meets The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.
The book has a pretty serious plot line – Luke “sees” Sera’s death and has to figure out how to stop it – but I loved how Meyers kept the book full of humor. I especially liked the sibling banter between Luke and Sera, and also their interactions with their mother. It was funny and sarcastic and made me snicker.
There was also a lot of action which makes me happy. I need to relate to the characters and like the characters in a book, but action, twists, turns, and a complex plot really make my eyes light up. And Intangible had all of these. There was one part – I’m not going to go into detail because I don’t want to spoil anyone – where I was waiting for one thing to happen and then BAM! Total twist that I didn’t see coming! I think Meyers did a great job here with the writing, leading the readers to believe that the story was going in one direction, and then making a quick and compelling turn.
And I also enjoyed the characters. I liked Luke and Sera a lot, but the secondary characters, namely Jonas and Fey, were my favorites because they were so complex and mysterious! And I liked Quinn a lot, too, although we didn’t get to see much of him. But maybe we’ll see more of him in the next book, because even though Goodreads doesn’t have this book listed as a series, at the end of Intangible there was a page that had information for the author’s website, where there is a mailing list so that readers can be notified when the next book in the series is released. Also, the ending is not necessarily a cliff-hanger, but it is left wide open for the next installment.
The only thing that I could see some readers not really liking about this book is that there are several (at least five) points of view. It’s told in third person, but the chapters focus on different characters. I think it worked in this story, and I really don’t have a problem with multiple POVs in one book. But I do know that some readers don’t really like more than two POVs. But I was actually glad for it in this story, because it meant that we got to know more about Jonas and Fey, too.
My rating for Intangible by J. Meyers:
Actually 4 1/2 stars. This was a really intriguing book, and I would recommend it to fans of paranormal YA. I recently downloaded Intuition, the bonus short story, and I’m looking forward to reading it and the next book in the series!
Kayla Graham (Bengal Reads)April 16, 2012 at 11:58 am
Great Review Andrea! I really enjoyed this book too… I got sort of confused in the beginning because of all of the POV. But like you said I liked seeing what was going on in everyones heads :D There is a bonus short story??? OMG, I really need to go check that out! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this book!
fakestephApril 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm
I'm about 10% into this book and really enjoying it so far! I wish I could read it at work! I'm really curious about what is going on… the story is much bigger than I thought it would be when I started reading.
Andrea @ Cozy UpApril 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I've seen this book around on quite a few blogs, it sounds really interesting. You've definitely got me intrigued with the X-Men meets the Iron Fey (I've only read the first one, but love it already). Definitely think I'll have to check it out. Great review!
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseApril 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Thanks! Yeah, it was a really good read! You should definitely check it out if you like X-Men and The Iron Fey series! Thanks for stopping by! ;)
BittnerApril 19, 2012 at 2:42 am
That is cool that so many people are getting into this book now. And that is really awesome that your first book you got a review request for was one that you liked so much! It was a great review also! I like that the series already has a short story to accompany it! Nice touch on the authors part! I'll keep my eye out for it, but probably wont get to it this year. The books are already piling up faster then I can read!
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseApril 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm
I know! I was really lucky that my first review request was so good! Makes me excited for more review requests from authors!
Yeah, you should check it out sometime! I'm looking forward to reading that short story and the next book!