Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Imaginable by J. Meyers

by J. Meyers
Series: Intangible #2
Publication date: April 16, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
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My review of book one: Intangible 

Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees. But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet. Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers. And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.
Last year I read and enjoyed Intangible the first book in J. Meyers Intangible series and I found it to be a refreshing tale filled with Fae, prophecy, vampires and danger, so I was excited to dive into Imaginable book two of the series.  Imaginable quickly drops us back into this exciting world as our protagonists confront danger and move towards stopping the prophecy.  Three word review: captivating, magical and action-packed.

From the previous book we know that twins Sera and Luke possess special gifts. Sera can heal and Luke can see the future. Meyers wasted no time diving back into the action and for those who haven’t read book one, I fear you will be lost and confused at the onset. It took me a minute to recall characters etc. Word has spread about Sera’s previous healings and the unintended consequences. Soon a group of paranormal creatures want Sera to heal them, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. Action packed and filled with danger, suspense, and a little romance this tale kept me swept up in the never ending action.

The tale is told from the POV’s of Sera and Luke with a few POV’s from Fey and Jonas allowing us a closer look at the characters themselves.  I like the twins, despite the fact that they tend to react rather than think things through. Of the two Sera sometimes grated on my nerves as she repeatedly ignored warnings from others.  Fey and Quinn were ever present and I enjoyed them. We learned more about Fey and I love how her character is fleshed out. I really enjoyed some of the more tender moments she shared with Luke.  We meet a new light elf, who I am oh so curious about and see old enemies and friends.  Ooh, and my favorite character, Jonas is back with a lot of face time! He is loyal, super cute and oh so deadly!  I am enjoying the interaction between Sera and Jonas from their banter to the delicious courtship that is developing. I am anxious to see how it develops, despite being forbidden it feels genuine. We see growth in abilities and character growth. In book two we get a closer look at how the characters develop and see relationships forming. Of course we have plenty of villains who add to the suspense.

Meyers knows how to deliver a fast paced tale with characters you easily connect with. Luke and Sera’s abilities along with the paranormal world she has created offer up not stop action. Several twists and subplots kept me flipping the pages. The world-building is one aspect I enjoy as we travel between realms, and learned about the prophecy but I didn't feel like this advanced the plot and it fell into that middle book syndrome. The descriptions were beautiful and I could clearly see the scenes before me. I consumed this in a few hours and enjoyed it but felt the plot wavered a bit and would have liked to see it be more focused. The romantic aspects are served as a side dish to the tale itself and Meyers does a wonderful job of weaving all of the threads together and making them feel genuine. As I closed the book, I was left wanting more and feel we have come around full circle and are ready to discover what happens next. 

Fans of Intangible will enjoy Imaginable the second book in this action-packed series. Want more Jonas, read the novella, Indomitable. At this time there is no news on the third books expected publication.

Three and half coffee cups out of five

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At July 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

this a fun one and I look forward to seeing what happens

At July 17, 2013 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Sounds like an interesting series! I haven't come across it before.

At July 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

yeah, I wanted more but the series is good!

At July 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous Kristin Clifton said...

I had read another review that said pretty much the same thing about the series not being moved forward enough for that reader. But like you, I really love the characters and the world so I bought a copy when it came out. I just need time to read it ;)

Great review!!!


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