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Posted September 15, 2014
This was an amazing sci-fi adventure with a nice theory about mu
This was an amazing sci-fi adventure with a nice theory about music behind it. Cade is unique - she lives in a world filled with static, and only the right kind of music from her guitar can make it fade for a little while. Then one day she seems to break through and it all goes away - but a strange man shows up with a bit of a history lesson for her. The history of her life. And it isn't anything like what she thought.
She is one of a pair of babies - bonded in a strange new molecular way called entanglement. And her pair, Xan, is out there somewhere and she needs to find him before he is killed by the un-makers. The un-makers are a strange new race that Cade has never seen before, and they are after her. Her only hope is to trust in a strange group of new friends.
These new friends were amazingly written. They had such unique personalities and ways of looking at life. I loved how even the spaceship was portrayed - she was great! Their search for Xan leads to several little side adventures and new information about Cade's past. Each step closer, Cade manages to somehow unlock strange abilities that no one really knows how to control.
The ending was an odd mixture of sadness and hope. At one point in time, I thought this was going to be a tragedy, but the author managed to miraculously turn it around just in time. Not everyone comes out at the end unscathed, but their world is not a much better place because of what they've done.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
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Posted September 10, 2013
Life Holds Many UnKnowns
As if being a teen doesn’t have enough stress, try it when you are alone in a dystopian world, hearing noises and voices in your head and discovering somewhere out in the universe, you are entangled with another being. Amy Rose Capetta’s Entangled is a new twist in the YA Dystopian/Sci-fi world with a colorful cast of characters that add to the intrigue of Cade’s quest. Her ability to build Cade's world and her character's feelings goes far to make Entangled an engaging read!
Entangled is the story of a young girl who learns to accept others into her world and trust in their friendship as she begins to discover who she is and her true purpose in life. One constant in Cade’s life was music with her guitar, so expect many musical musings from her, further developing her character as lonely, alone and isolated, making her transformation all that more impressive. It appears the important note is the journey, not the final destination, making a perfect set up for a sequel and more information on the mysterious Xan.
An ARC edition was provided by NetGalley and HMH Books for Young Readers in exchange for my honest review.
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Posted January 29, 2015
This is exactly what I¿ve been wanting from YA Science Fiction.
This is exactly what I’ve been wanting from YA Science Fiction. With a deliciously unique flavor and a fantastically written narrative, ENTANGLED is setting the bar high for teen sci-fi.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What I loved: Cade. She is such a fascinating protagonist. From her troubled upbringing to living off her music, her rocker style to her no-nonsense attitude, Cade is one hell of a girl. She also has flaws, makes mistakes, and can’t make up her mind. Despite Cade being a super-special human with super-special abilities she isn’t annoying, whiny, or entitled. Her quirky voice, interesting slang, and authentic outlook on life kept me turning the pages.
I also loved: The romance. Or should I say, lack thereof? Don’t get me wrong, there is romance in this story. It is tertiary to the two more important plot points – Cade finding and rescuing Xan, and Cade’s own journey of self-discovery. The romance is extra. It’s delightful, and a little weird, and completely tantalizing, but it’s not that big of a deal. And I really respect that in a YA novel.
And even more love for: The sci-fi elements! Quantum mechanics can often seem wonky or cliched in fiction, but it was not that way here. Big, fancy, sciency words weren’t just thrown around to sound cool – the author knows what she’s doing. Spaceships and aliens, quantum entanglement and telepathy, holograms and spacesickness. The science in this fiction is delightful.
I wanted more: Everything! Which I shall receive in the upcoming sequel.
Recommended: Highly! To all fans of science fiction and fantasy, aliens and spaceships, music and friendship.