Monday, April 30, 2012

Video Review: Intangible and Author Interview (2)

Author: J. Meyers
Publication Date: January 31, 2012

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

Intangible means: Unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence: "cyberspace or anything else so intangible". I just kept saying the word over and over again in my head, trying to grasp the meaning. Then when I read the excerpt, I was thinking, this is totally awesome; this girl can’t be touched! Then I looked at the girl on the cover and I tried to imagine Sera looking like this girl. I guessed correctly before I started reading in that, Sera has this ultimate power and doesn’t even realize how influential it actually was; I was right!!

Meyers has the capability of writing some of the most versatile characters that I have ever read. She can write the darkest character and then turn right around and give the next one so much charisma and light! I was so enthralled with these characters; I felt like I could reach out and touch them. She also intrigued me with the fact that she allowed readers to be inside of each character’s head. Each chapter was a different perspective from one of the five main characters. Most of the time you always knew what was on their minds, but this book involved some close reading or else you may get lost in the pages :)

The magical and whimsical bond that Sera and Luke share is one of my favorite aspects about the book. They were always watching out for one another, and as siblings that is the way it should be. They both had the sweetest dispositions and put the other’s feelings before their own. Another reason why I drew so close to the twins was because at times they did not even realize their own capabilities. They were to be the most powerful human beings alive, but they never took for granted these awesome powers which they were born with. Lastly, I want to commend their bravery. Even when they were facing death they never backed down or even had second thoughts. Meyers wrote such admirable characters that had me reading as fast as I could to witness their next moves.

My favorite character, as I mentioned in my video, was Feyth. She was just a bad to the bone chick! Her connection to Luke and Sera was almost motherly and I had “faith” in her promise to protect the twins the whole entire time. She was a solid, stand out character. I could relate to her so much. She was a realist and would never lie to Luke and Sera, even if it was something that maybe they really did not want to hear. I wish I could meet Feyth!!

Overall, this book took me a little while to get into (maybe the first couple of chapters or so while the scenario is still being set up for the reader), but after that I was hooked and didn’t reach my pillow until about 1:00 a.m. Once you reach the climax of the book the suspense and thrill doesn’t stop there. It’s almost like a punching bag, the details get more vigorous the further into the chapters you read. By the end of this book I was on the edge of my seat and biting my fingernails. I loved it and I am anxiously awaiting and praying for a sequel!

And now for a short introduction of the marvelous mind behind the story of Luke and Sera….

Me: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?

J. Meyers: I'm a creator, to the depth of my   soul. In so many aspects of my life, I am compelled to create. In my   professional life I've been an actor, singer, portrait artist, and writer. In   my personal life I bake everything from scratch, we make gifts for each other   in my family, I knit, I sew. Writing, for me, is another expression of my urge   to create.

Me: Who was your favorite character from this book? Why?

J. Meyers: I don't have a favorite--I can't   choose a favorite! I love them all. But I will tell you why I love Luke. I   love the strong bond he and Sera share. I love that he's quick to joke and   laugh, that he's strong and caring. I love that he's intelligent, loves   to banter and makes fun of himself. He'd be a lot of fun to hang out with.

Me: What book are you reading now?

J. Meyers:  I'm reading the manuscript of a book by Megan Whitmer, and I'm also reading Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers as well as The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

Me: Describe yourself if 5 words.

J. Meyers: Silly, loving, insane, happy, lucky

Me: What advice would you give aspiring writers?

J. Meyers: Read. Read, read, read, and then   read some more. Immerse yourself in your chosen category or genre. And then   write the book that you want to read.

Me: What are your current writing projects now?

J. Meyers: I'm writing the sequel to Intangible. :-)

Thank you so much for being here with us today, J!! I really enjoyed your book and I hope my readers do as well! Pick up a copy of Intangible today :)


  1. wow, sounds good! I got a review copy too, I need to read it asap!

    1. Yes you do!! It took me a few chapters to really get into it, but once that happened I was hooked :)

  2. I love your video reviews! very cute :) Great review!

    1. Thank you! I think the accent helps me out a lot :)

  3. I have this waiting for me to dive into it. I definitely need to push this one up the pile! Awesome review! Can't wait to start it

    1. You do need to! It was a fast, fun, and enjoyable read!