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Intrinsical Hardcover – August 20, 2010
Pierced by the Sun
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Top Customer Reviews
I read the first paragraph of Intrinsical and stopped, looked at the cover and description thinking "this is a young adult book"? I reread the first paragraph and surmised that Intrinsical is not a dumb downed YA book. It's not that the language was Lord of the Rings -like but it also wasn't valley girl speak. At this point I knew I would like Intrinsical - knowing that it would be a paranormal read that also required more mind power if you will. (Bigger more descriptive words and a world I am not familiar with meant paying more attention to the story)
Lani Woodlands vivid imagery has me recalling even the tiniest detail. She creates a world that is absolutely realistic while throwing in a completely paranormal world too. While reading I was lost in the story forgetting about time and other responsibilities that needed my attention.
What Intrinsical does lack is a love triangle - and for that I am grateful. There is however a beautiful love story unlike any I have read before. I liked that the relationship Yara forms with her friend Brent. It is a strong friendship filled with trust, faith, communication and honesty - not physical contact. Proving that people can have relationships without smoochies.
If I were a teen girl Brent would be my book crush. He is adorable and everything a girl wants (and deserves) in a boy.Read more ›
Growing up, Yara Silva was always afraid that she would have the same Waker gene that her grandmother did. She never wanted to be made fun of the way her beloved grandmother was when she came for visits from Brazil. It seems like the trait may have passed her by, but then she enrolls at a boarding school and her dormant powers come to life as she saves fellow student Brent from being murdered by a dark mist. Now that dark mist is following her too and with little control over her powers, defeating it and solving the boarding school's old curse won't be easy for Yara.
First off, thank you to the author Lani Woodland for sending me a friend request on Goodreads (which I accepted, of course). That was a lovely gesture. Intrinsical has been on my radar since I ran across it and its lovely cover a few months ago and I was excited to get reading. I found a great debut novels within these pages. The execution was a little flawed, but that did not stop me from having fun on my journey into Yara's world.
Yara and Cherie were both likable girls and I loved reading scenes where the two of them interacted. Between the two, I preferred Cherie and found her to be a little more interesting. I didn't feel like I knew Steve well enough, so I won't say much about him. Brent... Well, let's just say that at the end of the book, I preferred Dallin over Brent. He may be the male lead, but Brent pulled a few tricks that don't fly with me. Something tells me that if Yara's grandmother had been in the book, I would have loved her like I loved Cherie.Read more ›
I never retell the plot in my reviews but I will say that this story had me guessing until the end. It's funny because I bought the book for my Kindle and had I not, I SO would've cheated and taken a peek at the end, lol. There were moments in the book that had me throughly creeped out, and the next I was almost crying, and the next I was scratching my head saying "WHAT"?? I loved that I was kept guessing throughout the entire book and though there was a happy ending, I didn't at all feel as though the book was predictable. I also loved the romantic aspect in that it was not instant and magnetic, but slow and steady, and just written beautifully! I will definitely recommend this book to friends and most certainly read the books to follow!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland was an awesome read. I enjoyed the book so much that I've read it twice since I bought the book.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
By Lani Woodland
Book 1 in the Yara Silva Series
Book 10 in the Girls on Fire Collection
Rating: 4 stars
Yara Silva comes from a family of... Read more
Yara Silva comes from a family of Wakers, people who can see and talk to ghosts. Trying to escape the idea that she might be a Waker too she enrolls in an elite prep school. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Romance Readers Retreat
Intrinsical has been on my to read list for quite a while. It was my month to choose a book for my local book group this month. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by Kathy Habel
Lani Woodland has woven a ghost story so fantastic I'd label it one of the best I've ever shivered through. Read morePublished on May 24, 2014 by Spalinki
****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.****
Intrinsical is a terrific start to a promising trilogy! Read more
This was one crazy twist on the traditional ghost tale. I don't want to give anything away, but Yara is a great character. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by K.Dunst
This book was fantastic. No need for the usual build up this time around for the review, it was just fantastic! As soon as the book was started, I was hooked. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Shelly Hammond
Before I get into reviewing this book a warning... don't start reading this unless you can devote your time to this as you'll not want to put it down! Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Larissa