Author: Jenn Marie
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Genre:YA, Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: 3-July-2016
Source: ARC provided free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Though the color scheme is not unique, the concept is pretty original.
The intertwined black and white serpents not actually depict an actual scene in the book, but they also symbolize some other concepts of the story: the black and white aptly mirroring the past and the present, the opposite personalities of Josephine and Elizabeth.
The intertwined is an apt title: Elizabeth and Adam’s lives are intertwined. Their pasts are intertwined with their futures.
Elizabeth is visiting her cousin April, for the summers.Her cousin is an adventurous soul who takes on new adventures, unlike Elizabeth who would rather stay out of trouble.
However soon an attempt to protect April backfires and Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a haunted mansion with Adam Hunt, a handsome yet reclusive local, who has agendas of his own.
They must work together to get out of the mansion . Jack Callahan is the reason Elizabeth is trapped in the house. Jack wants her to collect certain items from the house and bring them back to him.
Soon though, things began to get real serious when Elizabeth gets a beating from a ghost and wakes up next day to find that she is bruised.
Adam, feeling guilty, takes it upon himself to protect her.
During there time in the mansion, Elizabeth and Adam could touch haunted objects which no one else can.
When Elizabeth accidentally touches one of these objects, she sort of travels back in time to 1905 and is able to see through Josephine’s eyes.
Josephine is the girl who haunts the mansion .
Adam and Elizabeth, determined to solve the mystery, touch the objects one by one, each revealing a little more about the past.
However, what they discover is life changing.
Josephine and Braden, the star struck lovers from the past, along with the Callahans are the subjects of a curse. And unwillingly Elizabeth and Adam have become entangled in this mess. They are forced to relive every paranormal happening that occurred in 1905 in the mansion for almost three weeks.
The past and present are sometimes blurred, their identities get mixed up and to top it off, they can not deny the attraction they feel for each other, yet they are unsure whether its their own feelings or the ghosts of the past replaying their romance.
Now they must work together and do everything they can to not only save Josephine and Braden, but also themselves.
Loved, loved, loved this book.
Its intense, action packed, a bit scary, thrilling, has beautifully expressed emotions and an awesome plot.
Sometimes you get the feel of an R.L Stine book. But this book is geared towards more mature audiences.
The chemistry between Adam and Elizabeth is breath taking but it still maintains its roots in reality.
I’ll be honest, I am partial towards stories where at least one character is an artist, especially a sketch artist, as Adam is. But, even without that, this story is a must read.
I m rarely this angry to find that a book has a sequel, in fact this is the first time. Not because I don’t want to know what happens, but because I was so invested in the story that i wasn’t ready at all for the unexpected ending and the cliffhanger.
9 out of 10
YA fans, paranormal romance readers.
Warning: There is some usage of strong language and the book is aimed towards mature Young adults.
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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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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