Thursday, October 26, 2017

Entanglement by Dan Rix

by Dan Rix

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: November 16, 2012
Publisher: Dan Rix
Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy
Print Length: 324 pages
Available from: Amazon
Entanglement is a YA Dystopian Romance You Won’t Forget . . .

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 soulmate . . . 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.

Entanglement by Dan Rix

EntanglementYou’ve heard the phrase lovers say, “He/She completes me.” What if that were a statement of scientific fact, as opposed to a statement of the heart? Imagine humans being born in pairs, tied by a thread of genetics, circumstance or Fate. A baby is born and somewhere, at that exact moment, their perfect mate is also born? Yeah, so maybe fewer spouse would forget birthdays, right? Sounds almost too perfect, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you imagine that someone, somewhere would have the ego to think they could manipulate something that has gone on for generations and work it in their favor, because there is always someone ready to want more of everything, especially power?

Aaron is just days away from his eighteenth birthday, the day he will finally meet his perfect mate, his other half when a new girl came to town. Amber is beautiful, but she is also cold and unavailable, but something about her sets off Aaron’s hot buttons as they discover they share the same birthday and have a definite “vibe” going on. There is no way she is not his, but she is paired with another, the twisted son of a scientist who has his own agenda that goes against all society has held dear. Time is running out for Aaron to meet his match and if his heart has anything to say about it, it is Amber. Loving Amber could mean his death as he finds himself unable to stay away or not try to be her champion, whether she likes it or not. Is there something dark and devious going on or has Aaron begun to unwind mentally and emotionally? How can he be meant for another when all he wants is Amber?

Something different has arrived on the YA paranormal/sci-fi scene and it is called ENTANGLEMENT Dan Rix. I was immediately drawn into this tale, as the tension runs hot and tempers flare often! While perhaps not the most detailed story, the atmosphere is explosive and taut! What I found is that this is actually a story I could give to a younger YA reader and things that I might need won’t be necessary! It has all the ingredients that will hold a young reader’s imagination while the character focus is actually not too widespread! I felt I was living this story through Aaron’s eyes, and Aaron was focused on Aaron, not making the best decisions.

Definitely entertaining, a clever concept that is unique in the YA world and author Dan Rix does tell a good story by isolating his main character from the rest of the world, all while making even the impossible seem doable through the eyes and attitude of a teen.


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