Author: Dan Rix
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Release Date: 16th November 2012
Review Copy: Blog Tour: Diane @ Oops I Read A Book Again
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
"...the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other's states..." —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.
In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.
Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.
Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.
Cold and unapproachable, Amber Lilian hates the growing list of similarities between her and the one boy she can’t read, Aaron: born the same day, both stubborn, both terrified of meeting their halves. . . . All the more reason not to trust him. That she would rather die than surrender herself as her half’s property is none of his damn business. But once lost in Aaron’s dangerous, jet black eyes, she’s already surrendered more than she cares to admit.
Tangled in each other’s self-destructive lives, Aaron and Amber learn the secret behind their linked births and why they feel like halves—but unless they can prove it before they turn eighteen, Aaron faces a lifetime alone in a world where everyone else has a soul mate . . . and he’ll have to watch Amber give herself to a boy who intends to possess not only her body but also a chunk of her soul.
ENTANGLEMENT, a 75,000 word YA thriller, will appeal to readers of Michael Grant's GONE and Ally Condie’s MATCHED.
As much as this book makes me a bit confused, the world building is quite fascinating. I'm not a huge fan of science and I do think that the feeling is mutual between the two of us. Hehehe. So yes, I don't know what is Quantum Entanglement really meant. And since I am a bit lazy to do a research about it (cause I know, like Aaron, I wouldn't understand sh*t about it) I just let Dan Rix explain it through the book.
Dan Rix, I believe is a magician. For me, that is. Why? He is really good at making me read his books. He could make you read the book continuously. He got this powers of attracting readers, he knows what will make the readers continue reading his books. I am so impressed with him. Even if I don't understand some parts of the book, I cannot help but read it all the way. I want to know more. I want to know the history of Entanglement. I want to know what will happen to the characters in his story.
Entanglement is basically a story about soulmates. But in this case, it is based on Science and not some magic or destiny or whatever. Your soulmate or half will be determined once you are 18 years old. For Aaron Harper, he dreaded his birthday. He doesn't believe in that entanglement voodoo. And he got reasons as to why he thinks like that. You will actually know about it from the first Chapter.
Clairvoyant, as far as I understand it, is a psychic who can see the future. But in this book, it was like it is something that can be pulled out of our heads. >.< Confusing for me who is hated by science. lol. Maybe it is really simple but well, you should love Science to understand his terms.
As for the characters, I think they are well developed. They got their own set of behaviors. Although I like them, Aaron and Amber, I can't say I liked how they interact with each other. It was like hot for a minute and then cold for the next. I mean, if they like each other why do they have to say things like that to one another?
Although I have some issues with this book, I rated this a 4 stars. I enjoyed some parts. I like it but the science bit is - I think - too much for a reader who is not that familiar with that kind of terms. Entanglement is a fast paced book that can make you read it in one sitting. I recommend it to all Science Fiction fans. I truly believe they will like it. :) Science nerds! This is your book! Definitely!!! :)
*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*
Dan Rix lives in Santa Barbara, California with his fiancée, paranormal romance author Laura Thalassa. He started writing his first novel in college while procrastinating his architecture studio work.
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