Intangible by J. Meyers
Release Date: January 31st 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal/Supernatural/Fantasy
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.
Intangible is definitely a great book for fans of young adult fantasy and paranormal novels. I thought that it had an interesting cast of supernatural characters, plot twists, and definitely a lot of mystery. What makes Intangible stand out amongst the array of YA paranormal novels is that it is a story that is told from multiple point-of-view's instead of the typical first person account of the protagonist that is the prevalent form of narration in young adult novels today. And the story is heavily centered on the story of a brother and sister that are twins and who have supernatural abilities.
The fact that this book was anchored by the relationship between a brother and sister was quite refreshing. Usually, romance is at the forefront of every young adult novel right now; but not with this one. With Intangible, we get to see how united twins Sera and Luke are, and how they support each other through their difficulties. Thing is, Luke and Sera have supernatural abilities. One twin can heal; while the other twin can see the future. Because they are so gifted, many people seem to be after them. And through that plot-line the reader gets to learn about another realm of sorts where there are other type of supernatural beings in existence, which include vampires and elves, to name a few.
I personally love it when there is this whole secret magical or fantastical world co-existing with the human world. The observations from the supernatural beings on the human world are always quite fascinating. To see what the author comes up with in that respect is always interesting to me. And we do get that with some characters in this book, especially the vampire ones. Vamps live for so long that they get to observe human life more than anyone.
There was quite a unique cast of characters in this book besides the gifted twins. But again, they were always the most important relationship in this story and it's always cool to see a young adult novel that focuses more on family. And poor Sera and Luke have to rely heavily upon one another because of their supernatural gifts. It leaves them a bit isolated from people around them because they feel like they have to hide who they are and their own nature is a bit of a mystery onto themselves. They don't know people like them, so you tend to see how Sera and Luke kinda tend to keep themselves far from developing many friendships or romantic relationships.
Overall, Intangible is a fun read. This book is jam packed with supernatural/magical/paranormal elements. I think the world building is really creative in this book and that fans of the young adult genre could really enjoy this one.
My Rating: 4/5