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Official Review: Intwine by Christina Moss

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Intwine" by Christina Moss.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Intwine by Christina Moss is a young adult science fiction novel. There are sci-fi aspects of starship space travel, extraterrestrial beings, and copper ray guns to keep even the most ardent sci-fi fans satisfied. There is even romance in this enjoyable book.

The setting is modern-day Earth. The heroine is Juliette, who turns eighteen in a month. It is her summer vacation, and when it is over, she will return to finish her last year of high school. Julie loves to read, but her obsession is art and drawing. She is an accomplished artist, and everywhere she goes she memorizes faces, buildings, or anything else that catches her attention.

Julie meets Seth and they soon fall in love. Together with Seth’s younger brother, Matt, and Seth’s dog Remy, they form a close-knit bond and spend the summer together. The comrades travel in an amazingly high-tech starship to England, Sri Lanka, and throughout the galaxy. Seth’s uncle Marcus joins them on many of their travels. They even rescue thirty-two impoverished and mistreated war orphans.

As Julie and Seth grow in their relationship and learn everything they can about each other, their exploits bring lots of surprises and twists. Since Julie has never been out of California, her traveling to unknown places is epic.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Intwine. My most favorite part of the novel is the author’s skill with characterization. The characters are well-developed, likable, and engaging. The intertwining of the characters’ personality traits, feelings, emotions, and actions is awesome. Julie is a loving, caring, and intelligent young woman who can be opinionated sometimes. Seth is a protective big brother to Matt, and intensely protective of Julie. Matt is an eight-year-old genius, and Remy is the loyal dog that takes a liking to Julie and does not want to leave her side. The other characters of the book also shine.

I also like the author’s creative descriptions for the various places, events, and sci-fi elements. The imagery of the different aliens’ appearances, and the sci-fi gadgets and items the aliens use is impressive. Most of the aliens are humanoid, but some are unusual and unique. I especially like the fishlike alien who walks on fins and has tentacles for hands, as well as the large giant red ant with pincers on each side of his mouth and a huge stinger sticking out of his abdomen. I could easily form the pictures of these extraterrestrials in my mind. The insightful descriptions of the planets, stars, and moons are also enjoyable. The lovely descriptions of Sri Lanka, England, and the California beaches are a notable addition to this novel.

Furthermore, I also like how the novel is well written and easy to read. I appreciate the smooth flow of the story and dialogue that created an easy reading pace that I noticed immediately.

There is nothing that I disliked about Intwine. It has been professionally edited, as I did not find any punctuation, grammar, or typing errors. There is no profanity of any kind and only one occurrence of an inappropriate sexual intent that is interrupted and stopped before anything happens.

It is my pleasure to rate Intwine by Christina Moss four out of four stars. There are a few instances of people being killed and the aforementioned sexual intent incident that may not be appropriate reading for younger ages. Therefore, I recommend Intwine for ages 16 and over.

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Very interesting, the book commands great imaginations.I am giving it a try.

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Character development is one thing I look forward to while reading. It makes any story a joy to read. The author appears to have done a great job. Julie appears to be a very likable character too. I wouldn't mind adding this to my Bookshelf. Thanks for this engaging review.

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Professional editing! And a 4 out of 4 rating! I love sci-fi, so I will definitely be looking into this book.
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Post by tjportugal »

Sci-fi is not my type of literature, but your review makes it sound appealing.
AT first I found it a bit weird that a high-tech starship would be used to travel to different countries - as you mention in paragraph three. But then, when you say that it is also used to travel around the galaxy, I started wondering if the author is trying to make an analogy between different planets and different countries, i.e. England and Sri Lanka are so different that it almost looks like they are two separate planets.
Thank you for your review.
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Post by Sydney Lee »

I love young adult sci-fi, and it does sound very interesting, especially getting a high review. The romance part is what's making me think about it a little more, but I'll definitely consider this one. Thanks for your review!

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This sounds very interesting and even though I am not a big fan of science fiction, I would really love to read this book. Thanks for the honest review.
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Wow... I love this...
Was captivated by the title and i wasn't disappointed.
I guess it'll be a fun read for me.
Thanks for the review

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