Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Intangible by J. Meyers

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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Shelley's Review
I began my journey with Luke and Sera in the short, Intuition. It was a great introduction to the twins. I recommend anyone interested in Intangible, read the 16 page prequel. It gives just enough of a background story to the brother and sister team and let's you see what a wonderful relationship the two of them share. It also sets up the opening scene for Intangible. So, on to our main read...
At first glance, you may think this story is just about a brother and sister with special gifts. And while the plot does center itself around their tale, it's so much more... Friends who might be more than they appear to be, shadows and mysterious strangers --a world completely unknown to Luke and Sera. And yet it surrounds them, envelops and threatens to consume them. I won't get into details, you really should make these discoveries on your own. So instead, I'll tell you what I liked about Intangible.
First, Meyer's world building is unique in it's seamless blending of modern times with old world flair. The characters have an almost formal manner with which they speak and carry themselves, making you feel as if you've stepped back into the Victorian era. As a result, the language is often beautiful and the descriptives are painted perfectly.
Second, the connectedness between our lead characters. Sure they're twins, but because of their powers, an embarrassment for the family and unknown to their classmates, they stick close together and have a very small circle of friends. They have a wonderful banter that makes their dialogue fun to read. It's refreshing and endearing. While they are close, they are individuals as well and have their own ideas, dreams and fears. There isn't much they don't share but, recently, there are secrets they feel they need to hide, from everyone, including each other.
Third, Meyer's has created side characters that are mysterious and intriguing. As the best friend of the pair, Feyth (Fey) is smart, snarky and has a few secrets of her own. She acts as a protector and confidant, though Luke and Sera have yet to share what each of them can do with her. She's the bff you'd love to have by your side. And then there's Jonas who appears to have a history with Feyth. Jonas is the perfect anti-hero. Dark, shady and extremely handsome. He appears out of nowhere, always when there is he the cause...and innocent bystander? <Just so you know, no one is an innocent bystander here. Everyone has a very specific and significant role to play.> Back to Jonas...He frightens Sera, but she feels compelled to be near him. What he brings to the story is a different take on the underworld...and some very scary...companions. Is he the twins worst enemy or their greatest ally?
They also meet a young man, Marcus, who Sera has an instant connection with. Something she's not used to. She guards her heart and their secrets like her life depends on this case, it might. Marcus, like everyone in this tale, has his own secrets and agenda. He is a very troubled teen, desperate for understanding, companionship and a solution to his condition.
There is one more character to watch for. I don't want to spoil the any of the story, so I'll just say, she is down right evil...and brilliant.
What the twins discover is life altering. Luke finds himself attempting to change the future and Sera fights her compulsion to help others without endangering or exposing herself and Luke.
I thoroughly enjoyed Intangible. The storyline was clever and the characters, though far from ordinary, were relatable and entertaining. It's fast paced, suspenseful and has a great twist on faerie and vampire lore. There are a couple of passages that lag and feel a bit out of character, but all in all I enjoyed Intangible and look forward to finding out what happens in book #2. Of course, Meyer leaves us with an ending that ensures you'll be guessing and anticipating what comes next.

Kathryn's Review
As I was reading Intangible, I had this sense of familiarity with it; yet at the same time felt the newness that J. Meyers created with her world as well.  I  must say quickly, that with the first few chapters changing POV, I found it hard to get connected to anyone and getting any footing on where the story was going to take me...
But, after I got to know the characters a little more, I was highly intrigued with what was going to transpire and eager to learn more of this interesting world that J. Meyers created.  
Intangible is centered around twins Luke and Sera and how they have abilities that allows one to see the future and the other to heal...This is something that they keep solely to themselves and believe that no one else knows about their secret...Well, not all that you believe is true and mysterious people start showing up in their lives.  Events happen that throw them off course and finally decide that they need to do more.
A future is shown that leads to death and sadness, and with the help of their good friend Fey (Feyth) plus Jonas, one of the mysterious companions mentioned before, they take on the evil that is trying to destroy the world Luke and Sera have known.  
With mystery, intrigue, suspense, action, and a little romance, Intangible is a book you don't want to miss out on...Get your copy today!!

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