Book Review: Intinsical by Lani Woodland

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn’t want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist’s attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn’t going to go quietly.

Intrinsical has been on my to read list for quite a while. It was my month to choose a book for my local book group this month. I’d heard good things about this book and really wanted to read it so I took a chance on Intrinsical and picked it as our book of the month without having read it. I was not disappointed in my choice.

This is the first book in a trilogy but could easily be a stand alone. I was completely satisfied with the ending. I’ll read the next one because I enjoyed this one but it is so nice for the first book in a trilogy to not end in a cliff hanger!!

This was a great young adult book with all the elements in a typical YA read but with a lot of uniqueness and originality. There were twists and turns and I didn’t know where the story was going which is a nice change from so many books that I read.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great book!!

Source: From Author for Review

Content: Clean

Intrinsical was released on August 17, 2010. The sequel Indelible will be released on September 27, 2011.