Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Intangible by J. Meyers, Review and Interview with Author!

About the book:

"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."

My Review:

Intangible by J. Meyers rocked!  Twin brother and sister, Luke and Sera are Gifted.  Luke has the power to See (the future) and Sera has the power to heal people.  They keep their powers a secret from everyone, even their parents.  They don’t even tell their best friend,
Fey.  Luke and Sera share their secrets only with each other and have a special twin bond.   

This book is full of action, mystery, and love!   Join Luke and Sera as they find out who they really are and why they are Gifted!  Their story will draw you in and you will become a part of Luke and Sera’s world.  You cheer for them, cry with them, and laugh with them!  Once you start reading this book, you will NOT be able to stop reading it!  The suspense and intrigue will keep you turning page after page!  J. Meyers novel Intangible does not disappoint!  This is a book I will read again and again.  Five stars and I am anxiously anticipating the next book!  (Please let there be a next book!)  I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes YA, paranormal or fantasy books.

 Interview with j. meyers:

1.  What inspired the story of Intangible?
I had this idea for a girl who could heal with just the touch of her hand--really based on Reiki, an alternative hands-on healing method I'm familiar with. And I thought it would be really cool if she not only healed people, but also transformed some mythological creatures to human. The what-if's that came with that premise really got me excited. Then I was flipping through a superhero encyclopedia, checking out all the amazing powers each character has, and I was struck with the idea of having teens all over the world cropping up with superhuman abilities. What a fantastic world that could be, you know?
2.  Why twins and not one main character?
Well, I'd started out with just Sera. But I realized right away that I didn't want to have just one main character and I didn't want it to be just a girl story. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course, and I thoroughly enjoy girl stories, but I wanted Intangible to have broader appeal because I have three sons and I wanted them to enjoy my book too when they were old enough to be interested in reading it.) So I gave her a twin brother, and then I had to do a ton of research and reading about twins because I am not a twin and I wanted to portray, as accurately as I possibly could, the strong bond between twins.
3.  Do either of the twins mirror your personality?
No. Of course, there are pieces of me in each of them and in all of the characters in the book, but no character in the book is a fictionalized me. Or a fictionalized friend/family member. They are each unique creations.
4.  How many books do you foresee being in this series?
At the moment I'm thinking three or four. I'm also considering writing companion books/series about other Gifteds, too, after I finish this series. This world lends itself easily to many, many stories that can be told.
5.  Have you always wanted to be an author?
No! (Though I will say I've always wanted to be an artist in some way. I am a creator at heart.) I actually hated writing when I was in school. HATED it. :-) All throughout high school and college. I was sure I was terrible at it, too. So this author thing kind of snuck up on me. I was living in NYC, acting here and there, and paying the bills by freelancing for a small educational texts publisher. I started out inputting changes to manuscript (my familiarity with Microsoft Word got me the job), then I moved up to proofreading and copyediting (grammar and spelling always came easily to me). Then little by little I started writing and eventually ended up being a freelance educational texts writer for a while. I moved on to co-authoring a couple of parenting books, and then realized I wanted to write fiction. I'd fallen in love with YA lit around that time and knew I'd found my genre.
6.  Will there be other books (non-Intangible related) in the future?
Absolutely! I hope to keep writing for many, many years to come. I have a growing list of book ideas waiting for me for when I'm done with the Intangible series. I have a feeling that I will always write YA (and maybe MG) books because I love both of those genres and feel they offer such freedom of creativity.

7.  What is your favorite, must-read book that you would recommend?
Oh, goodness, I don't think I have just one. I love Laini Taylor's Dreamdark series--she writes so beautifully and builds the most amazing worlds! So does Frannie Billingsley in Chime. And Aidan Chambers writes the best dialogue and laugh-out-loud scenes (that make me cry I'm lauging so hard--and that NEVER happens for me when I'm reading, it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud) in This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn. And Sarah Dessen creates the most wonderfully wacky secondary characters of any writer I know (plus her dialogue is fantastic as well) in *all* of her books. There are so many wonderful YA writers out there, and I've learned so much about writing by reading their fabulous books.

About j. meyers:
j. meyers grew up in Vermont and now lives in Central New York. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s chasing her four kids around, exploring the outdoors with them, relishing the few quiet moments she gets with her husband, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. Though she cannot actually see the future nor heal with a touch of her hand, she likes to think her children believe she can. Intangible is her first novel.
I want to say thank you to j. for the interview!  

You can pick up Intangible in these places:
You can pick up an ebook or autographed paperback here.

You can pick up the Kindle version here.

You can pick up the paperback here. 

You can pick up the Nook version here.

I received this book for free and this is my honest review.
Source:  Author

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