Title: Intangible (Intangible #1)
Author: J. Meyers
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: J. Meyers (31st January 2012)
Source: From the author
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.
– from Goodreads.com
Rating: *** (3 stars)
Sera and Luke Raine are just like any other teenagers, except that they have a secret: they both have strange powers. Sera can heal with a touch, and Luke can see the future.
When I picked this up, I thought the blurb sounded really interesting. Twins with magical powers? Count me in! J. Meyers has a lot of really neat ideas in this book, the trouble was she has a little too many of them for me. I like the confusion of their being two potential “bad guys”, the trouble is it was almost like Meyers couldn’t choose between them. Both were very mysterious, and I would have loved to know a little more about both. Hopefully there will be more of an explanation in later books. Meyers used third person narration to great effect. It allowed the book to not only cover the twins story, but also what was going on in the background that the twins didn’t witness themselves.
Sera and Luke are interesting protagonists. They have a strong sibling relationship, and there is a definite sense that they are close to one another. However, in my opinion they are both a little too forgiving about certain things and they seem to accept everything quite easily. Fey is an enigma at the start of the book, and remained one by the end. I didn’t really get any particular vibe from her, and at times I found myself wondering about the friendship between her and the twins. I’m hoping that in later books we’ll get to see a bit more of her and learn a bit more about her background. Marc and Jonas were interesting characters – I really want to see more of Jonas, as he seemed really fascinating.
I really liked reading this book. It was easy to fall into the world and Sera and Luke are appealing characters.