Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Intangible by J. Meyers

by J. Meyers
Publication date: January 21, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal 
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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(synopsis from Goodreads)

Intangible is the debut novel of indie author J. Meyers and I found it to be a refreshing twist. Meyers gives us a tale steeped in prophecy, danger, secrets, vampires and endless possibilities for future novels. I easily consumed this entertaining tale in a few hours.

In the novel we meet Sera and Luke Raines. They are twins living with their mother. While they may seem like ordinary high school students they each have a gift or curse.  Sera is able to heal things and Luke has premonitions. His visions always come true and despite trying he hasn’t been able to stop them.  After a horrific experience with their paternal grandmother the twins have been careful not to reveal their talents. Things are about to turn the twins world upside down. There are those who seek to destroy them. When Luke has a vision of Sera’s death he begins to try and uncover clues to stop the vision from occurring. The tale that unfolds was captivating as we learn more about the twins and their destiny.

Sera is a real loner. Her touch can heal you, relax you and unfortunately, it also makes you like Sera. This has led her to be very leery of everyone; she yearns for real romance and real friendships. She has a passion for painting, is loyal to those she lets in and is very compassionate. She heals whenever she can.  Luke is the head of household, even though his Dad isn’t too far away. He feels the need to protect Sera and dealing with these visions of her death is tearing him apart.  Fey is a friend to both Sera and Luke. She is very protective of them and doesn’t want to see them hurt. I loved discovering who she was and watching her role develop. There are two young men who show an interest in Sera. Jonas, who is handsome, confident and seems wise beyond his years and then there is Marc, a troubled young man who recently arrived from Vermont.  Meyers also gives us characters to fear and hate.

The world-building in Meyer’s novel is interesting and the premise unique. While it wasn’t a complicated world, I liked the tale of the twins and the prophecy. The pace of the novel was good although most of the action was delivered in the final chapters. While I still have questions, what was revealed felt believable.  I am looking forward to the next installment in this series. There was a little hint of romance but it was secondary to plot.

I recommend Intangible to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal suspense.  Overall this was an enjoyable, easy, entertaining read and I look forward to book two in the series. Meyers does have a short novella available called Intuition. It is a bonus story and currently available for free as an eBook. Intangible is currently available in eBook and paper format. 
I want to thank the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

I gave this novel 4 coffee cups out of 5.

J. Meyers

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At May 15, 2012 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Danny said...

Oh this sounds good! I saw this cover around and I have to say the premise did intruige me quite a bit! Reading your review now, totally gives it a space on my TBR pile :=)

At May 15, 2012 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

Yay! You liked it! I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved it and how promising it was for a YA series. I absolutely loved Fey, too! How cool was she??? I can't wait for the next one, she said she was still writing it *sigh*
-Kristin @myparahangover

At May 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

I'm so glad that you like it! I've heard great things so far and can't wait to pick it up. I'm catching up on my pile quickly (stupid school, lol!), so I'll soon be there! Finally. :D Great review, Kimba:)

At May 15, 2012 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Blodeuedd said...

Ok it does sound kind of cool :) YA UF, hm, why not :)=

At May 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The premise sounds interesting, but I've been consciously keeping away from paranormal after all the hiatus and the books all begin to have similar if not identical plots... But I'm intrigued by your truthful review, I'll keep an eye out for this one!


At May 16, 2012 at 5:23 AM , Blogger Sel said...

I would love to read this right now! With a great cast of characters and a lovely combination of various powers, what's there not to like? Great review!

At May 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Kindlemom said...

I really loved this book too. I think it will be a great series and has lots of promise!

Nice review! :)

At May 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Cheles Bells said...

I really like the sound of this book! This is just the sort of thing I love to read about! Thanks so much for the great review and for letting me know about this one :D

At May 20, 2012 at 2:23 AM , Blogger Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A wonderful review Kimba!

I really enjoyed this book so I am glad you did as well :) I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

At July 17, 2013 at 9:12 PM , Anonymous Pabkins said...

Ok I found this thru your book 2 review. This never even hit my radar....wondering if I should try it out since you liked this one but the second you just seemed a bit "eh" on.


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