Book : Entwined
Author : A.J Rosen
Genre : YA Fantasy
Personal Rating : 3.25/5 stars
Publisher : Wattpad Books
Publication Date : 25th of August, 2020
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I’ll be sharing my review on Entwined by A.J Rosen today. Thanks to Wattpad Books for sending a free e-arc of this book to me in exchange of an honest review.
Synopsis of the book :
“ Sometimes love gets a bit twisted.
Avery Montgomery doesn’t even know if she wants a soul mate.
As a member of the Hellenicus—a race founded in antiquity and descended directly from the Greek gods—Avery’s attending her first Gathering where she’ll gain the ability to entwine her thoughts with her destined soul mate and be tied to them forever.
But all is not as it seems at the Royal Court. There are severe and strange looks from the elders, whisperings from the ancient Dodona tree, and encounters with spirits who seem to know Avery better than she knows herself.
Throughout these whirlwind events at Court, Avery finds herself torn between her feelings for the wise and protective Vladimir and the passionate, fun-loving Adrian. Unwilling to surrender her independence or to betray her heart, Avery must decide once and for all if she’ll give in to her desires and risk the wrath of the Gods.
Because who are you if your destiny lies with another person? ”
My thoughts :
The Percy Jackson fangirl part of me literally started squealing when I realized that Entwined features Greek Mythology and demigods! After I finished reading the book though, I ended up having mixed feelings.
- Things I liked –
1) The plotline of the book was really fascinating. Being introduced to the Greek Gods in a new story made me feel really nostalgic and took me back to the days when I started reading Percy Jackson . ( I was 12/13, I guess? )
2) From the very beginning, I was drawn into the life of Avery, our female lead. I loved how she was determined to not be chained to a life that other people felt was perfect. Seeing her being obsessing about food was so relatable too! Unfortunately, these were the only things that I liked about her.
3) I loved how the author added a twist to the concept of soulmates. The world building was really well-written as well. There was a mysterious touch to the storyline, which I really appreciated.
- Things I didn’t like –
1) I really wanted to like Avery without any complains and all, but her annoying attitude didn’t let me do that. I started losing my connection with her after reading like 40 percent of the book. I couldn’t see any character development from her side at all.
2) The romance was pretty weird too. Vlad and Adrian were likable characters, but their feelings towards Avery had no strong foundation. I felt like the author included a love triangle in the book just to make the book seem a little more interesting. L
3) The plot was really predictable too. I think I’d have enjoyed reading the book a lot more if it was shorter though.
Overall, this was a good read, but I just wanted so much more from the storyline. 😦