Saturday, April 21, 2012

Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy #1) by Lani Woodland

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
I knew based on the summary that this book was about ghosts. I have never really read a book that was about ghosts or someone who could see them. Mostly because it scares me. I'm ok with admitting that. I can't watch Ghost Hunters or stuff like that on TV. However, I decided to read this book anyway! And I am glad I did. This book had a surprising take on seeing the dead. I really liked the twists the plot took too. There was one particularly huge one that I was shocked about. I never saw it coming at all.  I like it when I am pleasantly surprised by a book. 

The friendship between Yara and Cherie is amazing. I wish I had a friend like that when I was in  high school. I feel like I missed out a bit haha. They are as close as sisters. The relationship between Brent and Yara is soooo cute! It wasn't a quick "oh, I'm in love with you because your hot" relationship. And the way they get to know each other and to truly care about each other was very interesting. That would test the breaking points of anyone. By the end I was like, if you don't kiss him already!!!!! I don't want to spoil anything so I won't say whether they did or not. I would highly recommend this book. It was a very fun and fast read. I felt the need to sit down and read this book. So therefore it gets five stars :)

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