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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Harlequin Teen romance with too many fantasy plotlines.

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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

if youre not turned off by the overload of vampire/werewolf action

I've read this book and I found it very interesting. Only it has an overworked story line. It's different from other [newer]versions of vampires/werewolves books whereas it has other fantasy creatures involved and it's more, for lack of a better word, hardcore. (But not blood and guts gory, it's basically old school vampires) There's also no mention of how the book is split between Hayden and Mary Anns point of view. Just to let everyone know, because I wasn't very happy when I read that and it was a woman (I got this book because I thought it was from the males perspective). It's a good book for almost everybody that likes fantasy, though.
age 12+

Perfect for tweens/teens. Young-ones not so much.

Loved this book! You find yourself sharing the characters emotions as you read it and relating to them kinda and Gena(author) did a good job by making such common fantasies(wolves,vampires,faeries,forbidden love) become so unique and different. I thought at first that the 4 souls in the head was kind of iffy and thought it was cheesy at first but now I think it was the perfect touch. Really well put together.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4):

Well, there is certainly something for everyone. Aden helps ghosts find peace on one page, and on the next he's fighting the vampire king to the death. There's time travel, zombies rising from the grave -- and then regular high school drama, too.

And Aden still finds time to share some steamy smooches with his pretty new girlfriend (who just happens to be the daughter of Vlad the Impaler). It's a lot to keep track of, and readers may sometimes wonder if the author wanted to write a romance, a psychological drama, or a fun fantasy. But why choose? Intertwined is certainly no great work of literature, but readers won't be bored.

Book Details

  • Author: Gena Showalter
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • Publication date: September 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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