Girls*Heart* Books: Intangible by J. Meyers: Review

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Intangible by J. Meyers: Review

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. (Goodreads)

Intangible is set in a small town in Vermont, in our modern day world where the normal people go about their business not knowing about the paranormal beings surrounding them. It is the first book in what will be a series according to author, J. Meyers.

Our main characters are twins, Luke and Sera. They are what those in the know would call "Gifteds" and  they have special powers. Luke can see the future, but has never been able to change the outcomes he sees in his visions. Sera can heal with the touch of her hand and also plant suggestions in people's minds if she wants to. What really struck me about these two is their moral strength of character. They have these powers and rather than feeling like they have been cursed, they think of their powers as a blessing bestowed upon them. Also, they only want to help people with their gifts. Some teenagers with their kinds of powers would be using  them for their own ends and that's it. Not these two though. They are funny and smart and wonderful characters to follow.

The conflict rages throughout the book, always thrumming under the surface.  The twins are coping with a huge personal loss and each are dealing with their own individual issues as well. The story is well written; funny and sometimes heartbreaking. It unfolds in a totally natural way; not too slow but not rushed either. The suspense builds and builds, leading up to a fantastic showdown at the end of the book. There is a horrifically scary villain to add terror to the story and lots of room for future installments.

My very favorite character from the book is Jonas, the leader of the vampire coven. He is just so good and strong and honorable.  He may be a terrifying vampire but he is fair and he refuses to harm or let harm come to an innocent person.  Even when the outcome jeopardizes his existence, he protects the innocent.  Just love him to pieces!

To conclude, you really have to read this book! J. Meyers is a vibrant new voice for the young adult genre and I really cannot wait to see what she offers up next!

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