Instrinsical by Lani Woodland

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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.
This was the most unique ghost story I have ever read. It really took some unexpected twists that kept me very intrigued to see what happened next. I am going to list what I loved about this book.
1. The characters: You really want to be in this circle of friends, they are very likeable.
2. The dialogue: Very funny banter between Yara and Cherie and Yara and Brent, You will giggle a lot.
3. The bad-guy: (*spoiler*)  is the guy you love to hate, he's got a great back-story and very selfish.
4. The love interest: Brent is very swoon-worthy, definitely a ladys man, he knows just the right things to say to make your heart beat faster. And teases Yara in the way you just rather hug him than hit him.
    I took my time reading this book because I really did not want it to end. I was really enjoying the fact that I could relax with a good book that I was enjoying. During my work day I found my thoughts drifting -dreaming about the book, what I had read the previous night and what that night had in store for me. I did caution myself after the first couple of chapters to not read it right before bed because it gave me the creepy-crawlies and I did not want to have any nightmares. (but it's really not that scary)
   An overall really entertaining read, I rate it 5 stars. I cannot wait to see what comes next in the series and where Yara's story will go next.
Author's info 
Instrisical website
Here is a preview to the Prologue and first couple chapters  
Amazon link Intrinsical


  1. Thank you for that wonderful review. :)

  2. Anonymous2/07/2011

    This one sounds awesome! As is the cover =]

    (And yourself of course!)


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