Series- Intangible # 1
By J. Meyers
Publication Date-January 31, 2012
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.
Wow ! What a great new start to a brand new series for me.This is a first time read for me from the author and I really enjoyed her current novel.
This was a really engaging story that drew the readers in.The cast of characters were amazing loved them all Sera,Luke,Jonas,Fey Brandon,Quinn,Raquel, and Marc.
All the characters were really likeable.Each and everyone had a special ability that they carried making them special in there own way.Sera and Luke definitely had a great group of friends that would put their own lives at risk just for them.
As always for me I must have one favorite character and for me it was Jonas.This handsome vampire just melted my heart.He is like no other vampire .Jonas is deadly don't get me wrong and is lethal when he needs to be but, the way her took to protecting Sera and caring about her the way he looks at her with longing for something more just breaks a girls heart. He really surprised me he seemed to have a lot of human emotions and a conscious making him even more lovable to me.
What a page turner not the seat of your pants kind but and engaging one. There was always so much happening things were shifting and changing all the time .Sera and Luke were born with rare abilities one a seer the other a healer and they were part of a Prophecy to be feared by all races especially the magical ones and also by the vampires they saw these children as a threat. Danger lurked at every turn for this brother and sister team . The Vampires and also the Dark Elves also known as the shadows would stop at nothing to get there hands on these kids for their abilities alone.
Fey was a favorite of mind to she was Luke and Sera's friend and protector a warrior and also a Light Elf with amazing abilities.She was the chosen protector for these children without them even knowing it.She was a beautiful and kind person with a great sense of humor.
This story had it all to keep it interesting a great plot, bad guys chasing you, love interests for both Sera and Luke and more that a hint of danger always about making it a superb read.
I was a great pleasure to watch Sera and Luke grow and learn to wield their special gifts.They really had no choice to grow into them and master them quickly as people were trying to kill them. They were busy trying to find a way to honed their powers just to stay alive never really giving them time to savor a new accomplishment they might have achieved.
What a fascinating read.Could you imagine being able to see the future and perhaps change it ? Or have the ability to heal a sick person ?To be able to take someones pain away with just one touch ?What if you were able to make a Vampire a human again?And you wonder why these children were so sought after making them pawns in a ever changing game...
This is a new author for me and a new series and I have to say I loved it.Would recommend it to all.I am already looking forward to the next in its series can't wait!”
“The book starts off with the following:
[quote]And then Sera knew. No vision had ever terrified Luke. Never. In seventeen years. It was as if his own life were at stake. But he didn’t See his own future. He only saw others. She suddenly had a terrible feeling that she knew exactly whose future he’d Seen.
Her voice was a whisper. “Do I get hurt?”
His face contorted, but he didn’t say anything.
“Oh my god. Do I die?”[/quote]
That right there sent a chill down my arms. After reading book 1 and 2 you already know who Luke and Sera are and what their future may hold, who or what others think they are, their “destiny”. So right off the bat the book is telling you – sit back – this is going to be one heck of a ride. And chapter one does just that it starts right off with a huge bang.
I have always loved stories about vampires, fey, fairies, paranormal powers, etc. I know many people say there is no way these things exist. Growing up I always leaned toward the “when I see it I will believe it” side of thinking. But there are times I catch myself saying oh man would I love to meet him, or gosh to be like her. LOL I am firm in my Christian beliefs but then again who is to say other creatures other types of living beings were not created and with that I now find myself thinking it is a great possibility and in some cases I think how very neat it would be in other cases how very scary.
I love the twins Luke and Sera in this story their sibling banter, the secret they have kept hidden all their lives from everyone, it just wasn’t talked about.. Luke and his visions and Sera and her healing what great gifts those could be and yet I can see what a curse they could be as well. I love Feyeth (aka Fey) beautiful, strong, brave and totally dedicated to the twins protecting them from what they don’t even know is still to come. And Jonas once a slave now stronger, older, wiser yet still living in the pain of his sisters loss. I fell for Jonas reading his story in the previous book. And continue to really feel for him in this book. He is so very strong and deadly yet humanity is still there inside and it comes out in this book.
Shadows, Shadows everywhere only these aren’t the good kind – creepy, scary, and evil that is what they are and Marc made a deal with them. I would like to think that if I were in his situation that I wouldn’t make a deal with evil but then again when you are in constant pain and suffering who knows what one might do when offered the chance to be pain free for the rest of your life. To never hear what he hears to be “normal.” But he soon learns maybe what he thought he wanted wasn’t, or is it?
This book had me giggling and just a few pages later grabbing for the tissues. I would feel myself holding my breath praying that the outcome would be good and sighing in relief when it was only to be grabbing for more tissue a few more pages in.
Oh and can I say I know people always say if you have a gift always use it for good but “YEAH SERA” ROFL I was so laughing my butt off when you did what you did to that snotty brat Naomi. Yeah she so had that coming. LOL
“‘Intangible’ is an amazing story. Sera and Luke are classic characters. I dare you to read this book and not fall in love with this brother and sister pair. Sera and Luke are gifted twins; they keep their gifts a secret. Not even their parents or closest friends know what they can do. The reason for that is because they don’t know where their gifts came from or why they are so special. They hide it in fear of being considered freaks and being cast out. However little do they know they have much bigger problems to worry about. Evil being already know who they are and are determined to destroy them before they can fulfill their prophecy.
I absolutely loved this book Sera and Luke were amazing characters, I thought they were written beautifully and I believe a lot of readers will connect with these characters.
One of my favorite characters though was Fey. I loved her personality and her role in the plot.
This was one of my favorite paranormal, young adult reads of this year. I enjoyed the plot immensely, I read through ‘Intangible’ quickly because this story sucked me in. I cannot wait to read more about Sera and Luke and simply more of J. Meyers work.
‘Intangible’ was a great read, full of drama, action, and love. It was beautifully written and very detailed and creatively unique. A masterpiece for J. Meyers!
“The story follows twins, a boy and a girl called Sera and Luke, who have powers. Sere is a Healer and Luke is a Seer, someone who can see into the future. Luke has a vision that Sera dies and there's nothing he can do about it. He has never been able to change the future before and this time he's really determined to do so. The pair set out on an adventure, meeting new people along the way who have similar gifts. But of course, there's always bad guys in stories. And this time, Luke isn't going to let them win. He isn't going to let them take his sister.
J. Meyers got in contact with me asking if I would read her book. I read the summary and was intrigued straight away, the story sounded so amazing and I was right, it is amazing. I really loved it! Right from the beginning, I was sucked in. My eyes were glued to my Kindle and I never felt bored reading the book. There was always something happening, lots of twists which made you want to read on. The plot was completely original so it was really refreshing.
All of the characters had dept. Luke was definitely my favourite! There was a few times I found myself laughing and smiling at some of the stuff he said. He was charming, witty, fun, serious and loyal to those that he loved. It was great! Sera was awesome too. I love her power, being able to heal people. I also liked the fact that she was really into art. When she was explaining the paintings on her wall and the way she talked about the colours, I could picture it straight away. Luke and Sera's relationship was really heartfelt and touching. I was really close to my brother too before he passed away so I can relate in a way to how much they wanted to protect each other. It was beautiful.
I think Marc was probably the only character I wasn't too fond of. He annoyed me the majority of the time and I didn't like that he was working against the twins at the beginning. Then he made me dislike him even more at the end of the book. Fae was pretty cool too. And so was Jonas. I love how everything is in this book, so many mythological creatures; The Gifted, vampires, elves. It was a great fantasy story!
The cover is stunning! That's what brought my attention to it at first, it's breathtaking! And I'm loving the purple too. It just goes so well together.
It was an extremely refreshing and original story with lots of fantasy and action. I really loved it and I definitely think more people need to read it!”
“Original review can be seen at my blog, Northern Plunder
Whilst doing the daily rounds of visiting your blogs I stumbled across Intangible, it was the cover that took my eye and after reading the synopsis I knew I really wanted to read it. I also knew I was on a book buying ban and I wouldn't be able to get my hands on it any time soon, or so I thought. Not longer after leaving my comment, J. Meyers contacted me and offered me a copy for review. I was so happy, and after reading it I am even more glad that she did. It didn't take many pages for me to realise I was going to adore this book, and then the appearance of Jonas confirmed it. In case you're unaware I am a complete sucker for Vampires, on the synopsis of this book there is no mention of them and low and behold we have one, one who I imagine to be pretty dashing even whilst feeding. ...I'm getting a little sidetracked here.
The story follows twins Sera and Luke as they each start to realise there is more to their powers, more to their life, than they originally thought or knew. Luke has the ability to See the future, but not at his own will, the future he has Seen is not a happy one as it is his sisters death. As the future unfolds before him - bit by bit - he has to piece together what he learns to find a way to stop his sisters fate, but it turns out to be a lot harder than he imagined especially with all the extra attention she starts to get. Sera is a healer and being a healer has it's ups and downs. The obvious positives about it is she can heal people who are hurt physically or emotionally, the negatives are that this isn't a natural gift and she needs to be very careful with how she goes about her healing to not get noticed. Unfortunately it does, by the wrong kind of people. It is because of this that their lives soon get turned upside down which is when the book gets very fast paced as we follow the twins, their best friend - Feyth - and Sera's "new boyfriend", not the mention the dashing Vampire Jonas! I adored this book and even though I tried to guess the ending - which I do with every book because I like to figure out what is coming - I actually didn't figure this one out which is definitely good news for me because well (going off topic here a little bit) I'll be watching a Vampire Diaries episode and 5 minutes in I tell my Dad what is going to happen at the end and I'm always right. But as I was saying it was nice to be surprised by the outcome of everything, I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact I was super emerged in the book and could hardly think about anything else (completely unlike Vampire Diaries, I mean c'mon how many parent figures do you HAVE to kill off?). At the end of the book it gives a little sneak preview into what to expect from the next book by briefly introducing two new characters which I'm super happy happened because otherwise I would have been left confused as to how the series could follow so now I have to sit and wait patiently for the second to arrive, and I'm no good at being patient! To sum up, I loved this book and highly recommend it to well, everyone and once I'm allowed to buy books again I will be buying a paperback copy so it can join my stack of books (I don't have a book shelf...). ”
“In one word – Fantastic!
If you want an original story that has a fantastic plot and characters, then this is the book for you.
Intangible is a unique YA Paranormal novel. Yes there are twins with special powers, elves, vampires and more. What makes this different is the characters feel real, the plots twists and the situations they get into made me not want to put the book down.
This is one of the few books I will enjoy rereading. I have already told my daughter about it and she wants to read it as soon as possible. I love being able to share books with her. This is one of the few YA books that I feel is well written for its intended audience and others like myself.”
“I really loved these twins and their powers, and the story was so fast-paced and interesting! ”Steph D wrote this review Friday, July 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story has many character perspectives for you to read. It can be a little disorienting at first, but once you get used to the character shifts, it is very easy to read. J. Meyers does a great job of indicating when there is a change of perspective and it keeps flowing chronologically even when it bounces around. At first I couldn't tell that and was trying to wrap my mind around whether what was happening to one character was happening before or at the same time as something with another character. This is not the case and is much easier to read if you just don't think that things are happening out of order. Getting past that, I love getting the different perspectives from all the characters affecting the story. There is something that really helps you to understand the story when you get each character's motivation from switching perspectives. Some times it hinders and sometimes it is enlightening. This one is definitely enlightening.
You will read about the main characters, Sera and Luke. Also you get the perspective of Fey, their guardian and best friend; Marc, the bounty hunter; and Jonas, the vampire. These are the roles that you come to understand for each of them even if they change by the end of the story. Fey has been with Luke and Sera since they were born even though they haven't realized that she has always been present. She is absolutely gorgeous and I think Luke is in love with her. However since she is one of Luke and Sera's only friends, Luke doesn't seem to act on that desire. I also think that Fey may actually return that feeling, but can't acknowledge it because she's their protector. I am really interested to see what direction that goes in.
Marc on the other hand is the love interest of Sera. He has been sent by the Shadows to find the twins of the prophecy. He has no clue where to look, but he has the gift of hearing people thoughts. That is different from reading minds. Other people's thoughts enter his mind to and extent that he is incapacitated. He is alone and abandoned by everyone he loves. The Shadows have offered him a cure if he can locate the twins. Any reasonable person would do whatever they could to not suffer so much pain instead of a self inflicted death. What Marc doesn't expect is to find kindred spirits and maybe a love interest. This becomes a major part of the story, so I don't want to give away what happens. I was happy and disappointed all at the same time. It's an appropriate outcome though.
Finally Jonas. Jonas is played off as this evil vampire from Fey in the beginning. She definitely doesn't want her charges near him. He however ends up being the one vampire that retains some humanity. You will love the role he takes in this story. Honestly, I am cheering for Jonas to play a major role in future stories. You will need to read to find out more!
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“Sera and Luke have a special bond that goes well beyond just being twins. They both have a secret ability, isolating them from the rest of the world. Sera can heal and influence others, while Luke can see the future. In the past, they have always tried to help others while staying under the radar, but this time, it's Sera that needs help. Luke had a vision of her death, and he doesn't know how to stop it as he's never been able to change the outcome of any of his past visions no matter how hard he tries. Changing fate has never been more important as much more is on the line then they ever realized and their lives are about to be changed. Irrevocably.
I felt the rotating perspectives were handled really well in Intangible, and they definitely added to the story. Even though the perspectives changed rather frequently, I never had a hard time figuring out whose head I was in as each transition was very clear. Each character had their own very unique voice and really added something to the story. A lot of times in books with this type of perspective rotation, I find myself thinking that at least one or more of them could be eliminated to help declutter things a little. However, in Intangible, I don't think a single one was unnecessary as they each brought a unique perspective to the story, and things wouldn't have been near as interesting without them. That being said, I have to say that I loved Luke and Sera's perspectives the most. The bond between them is so very incredibly strong, and I loved seeing into their heads. Also, their teasing nature really added to the story, helping to lighten up the otherwise grim circumstances.
The world J. Meyers has created is incredibly rich and rather unique. There is a very complex set of circumstances that slowly builds as the story progresses, giving the reader plenty of time to adjust to the new additions. In fact there is a plethora of supernatural races that definitely make for a very interesting combination. I really enjoyed seeing all the friction between, all the different "sides", but above all I loved how there was no clear cut good and evil in each race. Some characters just refused to follow the mold and I loved them for it.
In all honesty I typically shy away from self-published novels in a reviewing aspect for a variety of reasons, the most being a lack of time. Also editing issues drive me batty and unfortunately many self-published novels lack that polished feel. However, after the author approached me very professionally, I decided to put my prejudices aside and give it a shot. As I was reading, it was blatantly obvious from the very start of Intangible, that it would stand a huge step above the rest. Not only is J. Meyers very talented in her storytelling, but you can really tell that she takes pride in her work to ensure she is putting out the best product possible. Everything from the gorgeous cover, to the great pacing of the story, and even the very impressive and professional way J. Meyers approaches her marketing strategy proves she is here to stay. I will definitely be eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series, and I highly recommend Intangible to anyone who enjoys Paranormal YA novels. ”
“J. Meyers sent me an e-copy of Intangible(and yes, I did freak out;)). I didn't know what did I expect when I started reading this book but one thing I know for sure, was that I never expected it to be THIS GREAT! Seriously!
One has the power to See and one has the power to Heal. It's a little bit of Alice Cullen and Lissa Dragomir but I LOVE it! Luke and Sera back each other up like brothers and sisters. One holds them up when the other was down. Twins power people! Yeah! :)
I was sucked into the book from the beginning of the page. J Meyers definitely knows how to attract reader's attention from the beginning. You have to give her credit for that ;)
And what's a book without some romance in it? Marc was the new guy in town but the chemistry between Marc and Sera was definitely undeniable. But Marc also faces problems of his own that could break them apart and that is something he really doesn't want to happen.
This book is filled with actions, suspense, chemistry and family ties. Fans of paranormal will definitely eat this up! :D”