Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Double Review: Intuition and Intangible by J. Meyers

Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher Type: Indie
My Rating: *  *  *  *

Luke and his twin sister Sera have unusual abilities. Hers is a gift—she can heal with a touch of her hand. His is a curse—he can see the future but he can’t do anything about it.

On a hike up the mountain, Luke has a vision unlike any other—one that leaves him terrified. Knowing that it will come true—and that he must do everything in his power to stop it—leaves his own future uncertain.

My Review:
This is a 51 page teaser that gives us a chance to get to know the characters and author's writing style.  I really enjoyed this sneak peak into the characters and world of Intangible.  Absolutely pick this one up ...it's free... but beware, you will immediately want to get Intangible after reading it!  Links for purchase are listed below ;)

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.
My Review:
This is such fabulous read!  I keep teetering between 4 & 5 stars and, if I gave half stars, this would be a 4 1/2 for sure.

The writing is smooth, bringing you right into the story and into the minds of the characters.  I love Sera's pure heart (Luke's, too, but especially Sera).  And whereas I usually prefer stories with crazy character growth, I didn't miss it here.  Sera does learn to trust others (besides her twin) and accept their help, but overall she's a great gal from the get go and that was a really nice change of pace for me.

Not all the characters are perfectly developed, but overall each had good dimension.  I'm especially fond of Jonas (big surprise there ... the dark, mysterious & troubled ones always get my vote).  Fey was my least favorite character.  She just felt stiff to me and I didn't feel the chemistry between her and Luke.  I also had a hard time buying her excuse for not revealing the truth to Luke & Sera earlier.  If you have visions or heal people with the touch, chances are you'd be open to the idea of "otherworldly" people.

The ending was just right.  Enough closure to feel satisfied, but enough lose ends to make you yearn for book 2.

Favorite Quotes:
"He's wrong, you know."  Luke's warm arm wove around her shoulders, pulled tight into him.
"You're not," Jonas said, "a freak."
"Says the psychic and the vampire,"  Sera said.

"This sucks."
"You tried to warn me."
"You never listen."
Sera breathed.  It wasn't so bad.  "Maybe next time I will."
Luke shook his head.  "No you won't."
"No," Sera said, and laughed in the midst of her tears.  "I won't."

Cover Art:
True love here, true love ... especially the prequel's cover; it just gave me a clear image of Sera and Luke from which to work.  The coloring and the font on both are fabulous.  I would be drawn to these covers at a bookstore ... 'nuff said :)

Wanna buy the books?  Find them on ... AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, and the AUTHOR'S SITE (and Intuition is FREE!).  Also add it to your GOODREADS here.

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