by Dan Rix
Published by Dan Rix Release date : November 16th 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
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In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.
Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.
Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.
Cold and unapproachable, Amber Lilian hates the growing list of similarities between her and the one boy she can’t read, Aaron: born the same day, both stubborn, both terrified of meeting their halves. . . . All the more reason not to trust him. That she would rather die than surrender herself as her half’s property is none of his damn business. But once lost in Aaron’s dangerous, jet black eyes, she’s already surrendered more than she cares to admit.
Tangled in each other’s self-destructive lives, Aaron and Amber learn the secret behind their linked births and why they feel like halves—but unless they can prove it before they turn eighteen, Aaron faces a lifetime alone in a world where everyone else has a soul mate . . . and he’ll have to watch Amber give herself to a boy who intends to possess not only her body but also a chunk of her soul.
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[stextbox id=”warning” color=”ff0500″]*Vague and spoilery review ahead*[/stextbox]
Last year, I read another book by Dan, Broken Symmetry and I was blown away by its unique storyline and complexity. So, after the votes came in for Entanglement, I was excited to read it because I had an idea of what Dan would be bringing to the table. Let me just say, if you are looking for something different and love sci-fi, this book is for you.
In Entanglement, everyone has a half, whom is born at the same date and time as you. At the age of 18, you meet that person, and you are destined to spend the rest of your life together. It’s more than just an emotional connection, because if you die, your half dies. Aaron though, has some complications with his Clairvoyant channel and is told that he would kill this half when they meet. Then he meets Amber. Sharing the same birthday, they share an attraction and feeling that is frowned upon but can’t help.
Whew. And that was just the tip of the iceberg.
I had the same feelings finishing this as I did when I finished Broken Symmetry. My mind was fried and I had no idea what I had just read. At first, I thought this was a lack in good flow and pace, but I am starting to wonder if I am just not able to keep up with his guy. He is so creative, writing such complex and interesting books that are just fascinating. But it’s hard to keep up and that takes a lot away from the enjoyment.
There were a few things about the book that weren’t really explained, and so much back and forth, I couldn’t keep up. The characters too, changed so much throughout the novel I couldn’t figure out WHY. One of the secondary characters for example, went from trying to help Aaron to helping Clive (another character) throw him down a well. I just didn’t understand.
What I did enjoy the most was the underlining meaning behind Entanglement. That there isn’t just one person to love, that you couldn’t help who you loved, whether or not others thought it was right or wrong. At least, that’s what I walked away with, looking back on conversations between Aaron and Amber.
My Peeve- As I mentioned, there was just a lot that I didn’t understand and a lot I felt wasn’t explained. If this is me and my denseness or the writing, is anyone’s guess.
Overall- While I had issues with the book, I did enjoy it overall. I do think it’s interesting premise and unique storyline will appeal to many readers. It’s complex, interesting and fans of sci-fi would definitely love this.