28 May 2011

Title: Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy #1)
Author: Lani Woodland
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing, 298 Pages (August 20th 2010)
From: the Author, Thank You!

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 3 Stars - Intrinsical by author Lani Woodland has stepped outside the box when it comes to YA paranormal with the first book in the Yara Silva Trilogy. This might be a story that includes ghosts, but it’s so much more than that, making this title one fans of the genre will enjoy.

When Yara is talked into attending a boarding school with her best friend, she’s happy to start new, away from her family… especially her grandmother who can talk to and interact with the dead. She loves her family, but wants nothing more than to start over without anyone thinking her family is, well, lack of a better word crazy. Yara is scared that she might become like her grandmother. She’s also caring and finds herself in some trouble when faced with the fact that her families’ genes that she’s so scared of are closer to her than she thinks. When a black mist attacks a fellow student she knows she’s the only person who can see it and saves him from the attack.

Brent was a great character. The budding relationship between the two was entertaining. The verbal sparing back and forth felt spot on for each and never felt out of character, which leads to many funny moments in the story. One thing I loved about Brent is that he never faltered in what he believed in and what he thought was best for Yara and everyone involved. He was extremely endearing and, well, I pretty much liked everything about him.

While for me, there were a few lulls to the story, the rest of the book held my attention throughout Woodlands tale of good vs. evil. From the great relationship between characters, writing that will have your imagination running wild and twists and turns cropping up, some when you least expect it, Intrinsical was a great read, leaving me ready for book two. I recommend this title to fans of the YA paranormal genre that are looking to change things up with a good ghost story.

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