Author: Lani Woodland
Published: August 20th, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
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 is a fast-paced roller coaster that leaves readers eagerly turning the pages.
Two words, beautiful and haunting. As soon as I got this book, I began reading it and became hooked from the very first chapter. Lani Woodlands doesn't hold anything back, she drives straight into the action of the story. If I was standing up, it would literally have me on the tips of my toes with all the twists and turns. It kept me thinking and guessing, it defintely wasn't a predictable story. Which is a good thing!
The writing is absolutely beautiful and detailed. Lani Woodland knows her imagery! The plot itself is one of the best ones I have personally ever read. I love love LOVE ghost stories, there are not enough in YA.
Let's talk about the cover for a second. WOW. Isn't it stunning? I think it fits perfectly for the story, it's both beautiful and haunting.
Overall, I highly recommend INTRINSICAL to everyone! Those looking for a promising paranormal read, go and get it right now! I am definitely looking forward to more of Lani Woodland's writings!