"...the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other's states..." —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.
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
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
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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I read Entanglement a few weeks ago and I have been so busy with school that I have not had the time to try and write a review that was both comprehensive and spoiler free, and while honestly, I'm still do not have that much free time, I needed to write this review so that is exactly what I'm doing.
I'm going to start off by saying that Entanglement was a pretty great book. The concept of the story was completely awesome and I'm surprised someone has not come up with it before because it was sorta brilliant. There are a lot of YA novels including dystopians that deal with love and wanting to be with someone, but Entanglement while not being fixated on ooey gooey love, was about love or at least soul mates, the person you are meant to be with, whether you really want to or not is another story. Love is not just a sideline in this book, but rather like Lauren Oliver's Delirium, it is an actual part of the plot.
You are the soulmate of someone because your time of births are compatible...that's crazy, but in a very good way that lead to a very good story.
The only real thing I had a problem with was the reason why Aaron's soulmate would be hard to find. It was a physical issue (mostly) and for me it would have had more of an impact if it was just more of a mental/emotional issue that he had to overcome. But that is it. No other real complaints.
The writing was clear and concise, with fast paced descriptions that were not overbearing. Aaron's romance with Amber was good. I'm not a romance buff, so I can live without it especially if it is love at first sight or love triangles, but with Entanglement it nicely established and evenly paced that the tension they had was believable and enjoyable to read.
Overall, I enjoyed Entanglement by Dan Rix and recommend it to anyone who wants to read an intelligent dystopian with a believable plot!!
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