Thursday 25 August 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Intertwined by Jenn Marie

Blurb :

Quiet seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is looking forward to another mellow summer with her goofy relatives: sun tanning at the beach and staying out of trouble. Which is why the thought of her younger cousin participating in what is, clearly, a setup disguised as an initiation, worries her to the point of intervention.

One that backfires … big time …

Mistaken for her cousin, Elizabeth finds herself transported to an abandoned plantation, a place deeply haunted with unresolved mystery and where horror reigns every summer between July 20 and August 13.

It is there, locked in the pitch dark, where she finds herself paired with the strange and mysterious Adam Hunt—an unexpected trespasser with his own agenda. Together, they find a list of instructions—follow the clues to various possessions in the house, store them in the backpack provided, and find the key that will grant escape.

Having snuck in to document the haunting, Adam offers to help her find the key so long as she helps him record paranormal activity along the way. But as they make their way through the house, they soon discover unexplained anomalies …

For the first time in the plantation's recorded history, the haunting deviates from its known cycle of events, thrusting Elizabeth and Adam in a series of perilous circumstances that ensue long after the night is over.

As the last day of the haunting draws nearer, and as forces beyond their control ignite their growing attraction, Elizabeth and Adam must work together to uncover the plantations mysterious past before its too late.

Or die trying.

Warning: Occasional coarse language. Intended for Mature Young Adult audience.
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My Musings : 

I received a free copy for an honest review.

I have not read much of paranormal/ghost based stories. So it was a treat to go into a read without any expectations and have a an engaging read. It left me wanting more and trying to figure why I haven't read more of that genre.

The negative spirit and it's malevolence is portrayed with a morbid interest in this book. Though there are a few scenes which caused my breath to hitch, most of the story was based on the mysterious happenings and how they are resolved. The author has done a splendid job of managing the tale without causing any confusion. The alternate scenes of past and present were intriguing and gave much insight of the happenings. It was like the author was revealing the plot in shades and in layers. Kudos to the author for an interesting concept and its good delivery.

Adam and Lizzie were both strong characters. They have to be in order to go through what they went through. Lizzie, though comes as a timid person in the first scene, quickly changes into a strong person with the influence of Josephine's spirit. I don't know whether to take it as a positive or a negative. As for Adam, he made me vascillate between hating and loving him, similar to Lizzie's feelings.

The supporting cast has a varied set of characters. Everyone contributes to the overall plot. No one is unnecessary or in the wrong place. The nuances of each character is finely drafted and it adds to the enjoyable read.

The starting was quite simple and it gets interesting only at the near end of the Initiation. Then the real story starts. This makes for a  mesmerising and an immersing read. The ending wasn't what I expected. I am kind of miffed. I can't wait though. I wish I had come across this author sooner. A splendid tale with the right amount of thrill and mystery!

My rating : 5/5

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About the Author

Jenn Marie currently lives in sunny California with her wonderful husband and their runt kitty, Chloe. When she's not writing Young Adult Fiction, she can be found reading, plotting or spending time with her crazy, lovable family. Current obsessions include the movie, Frozen, the New Girl series, Arcade Fire's latest album, and avocados. Seriously, she can't get enough of it! Writing, for her, is a passion that refuses to be under prioritized. No matter what's going on in her life, whether good or bad, writing is always there to lift her spirits.

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