Thursday, March 31, 2011

Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy, #1)

Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy #1) by Lani Woodland
Publication Date: August 20, 2010
Source: Publisher (Pendrell Publishing)
Cover Love: It totally matches with the story. It is perfect for it. Just read it and you will see what I mean.
Age Recommendation: This book contains nothing a 13 year old hasn't hear or seen already. Nothing bad in it except some ghosts and other things that give my the chills when I read about it...
Summary on Goodreads:

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 thoughts:

I received this book a while ago, I think it was about the time my last baby was stolen (this is what I call all of my lovely electronic appliances). It was this book(among the many) that kept me company during my times of utter laptop-deprived misery. One thing about this book is that so many things happen that if you skip even one line, you will be lost. So read it carefully, not when you are sleep deprived or heavily medicated. Just don't do it, trust me. Or when you are in one of your classes,because the teacher will not stop her lecture just so you can have a quiet moment to read. Yeah I had to take it to school because I really wanted to know what was gonna happen. Lani keeps everything such a mystery that you will be thinking about what is going to happen even when you are not reading it.

From the beginning of this book until the end, there is action. I don't think there was ever a time where I though "Just get to the good part already!". One thing I like to do with books, just like movies, it to predict whats gonna happen.
But I couldn't with this book, I just couldn't. The story unfolds beautifully throughout the book.

So okay the story plot was great. Unpredictable and exciting. Now let's talk about the characters. Yara, love the name by the way, is the main character of the story. She is one of those characters who change thought the story, her feelings toward what her family changes dramatically when she is forced to face the things that make her appreciate and understand her family a little bit more. Maybe her short temper, which is often directed at Brent, might look bad to other people. But me, being the short tempered person that I am (though I would never throw a book at you) understand her completely.
So my general likeness of the book might have to do with the fact that I can relate with the character but trust me, you will love Yara too. She is not one chick you wanna mess with. Cherie, Yara's best friend, might seem a little annoying and pushy at times, but I know where she is coming from, she is just trying to be a good friend to Yara. But I gotta give it to the girl, when it comes to weird things she can handle anything.

And I am gonna dedicate this whole paragraph to Brent. I love Brent. He is cocky , funny, charming, and humble all into one extremely good-looking guy. Though I found it a little strange that in the beginning when Yara began to gain her full powers, he didn't seem weirded by it at all. But then I figure it out, because Brent has secrets of his own. Brent and Yara have such funny and adorable conversations throughout the book. But throughout their whole little conversations I found myself thinking "Just kiss already!". But Lani made us wait for it, and it was pretty worth it. They are an adorable kick-ass couple, a great combination of supernatural couples.

Intrinsical is a mystery, romance, and sometimes comedic paranormal story rolled into one.

Butterfly time! For those of you who don't want to read my rambling at the top. Sorry!

Random Quote:

I chucked my five-pound calculus book at him. It soared through the air and clocked him right in the temple. There was a loud thud of the book making contact with his cranium, and then a clatter as the book bounced off the table and landed on the floor. It was probably the most effective and satisfying use the book would get all year.
What's Next?

Indelible(The Yara Silva Trilogy #2) by Lani Woodland

Expected Publication: September 2011 by Pendrell Publishing

About the Author:
Lani Woodland
I've been an avid reader since elementary school . In sixth grade I began writing stories and recruiting (with force when necessary) my friends to act them out. I've always loved scary stories, and have a hard time enjoying any book without at least a little romance in it.


  1. Didn't you just love this book?! I can't wait for Indelible...Lani is such a talent. Great review!

  2. Great review!
    I have never actaully heard of this book, so thank you for letting me know about it!

    Perhaps if you have time, would you mind stopping by my blog?


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