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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Intrinsical, a New Twist on the Paranormal

*UPDATE!* Lani read the comments below and noticed that people were hoping for a copy of the book...Wish granted! She has offered a free copy to add to the giveaway for this post! Swe-e-et. Spread the word my friends, this is a real treat! *

Need a new YA paranormal book that breaks the mold? Intrinsical may be just what you're looking for. I had the pleasure of visiting with Lani Woodland at Storymaker's 2010 and am happy to report that she is witty and fun, but also very nice and personable. This gal is talented! The beautiful cover is a photo she took underwater. I'm trying to think of an appropriate description and I think "Wow" covers it pretty well.
My review:
Yara’s Waker grandmother was crazy—at least that’s what people said about her so-called ability to speak to ghosts. Embarrassed by the name-calling, Yara tried to ignore the whole ghost issue—until the day she saw one try to kill another student at Penderell School.
She tried to ignore the evidence that her own powers as a Waker were growing. But each new twist and turn pushes her farther into the realm of the ghosts. Especially chilling are the wet footprints, faintly smelling of chlorine, which appear in her dorm room. You can almost hear the wet slurp of each step on the carpet as the unseen menace approaches.

Also caught in the middle of the ghostly mystery is Brent, the preppy handsome boy who takes an interest in Yara, and Cherie, Yara’s best friend who hopes for proof of ghosts, but lacks any paranormal talent. As Yara gets to know more of the students, it becomes apparent that something sinister is behind the deaths at the school—and that the Penderell curse is more than just a scary story.

I really enjoyed Lani Woodland’s debut novel! The writing is fast paced and well done. Free of swearing or sex, this is a clean read, appropriate for all YA readers. Everyone tired of the same-old Vampire/werewolf thing will love this new twist on the paranormal.

Pull up a chair and turn on the lights; you’ll need them both to sit a spell with the ghosts at Penderell.

Want to win a signed Intrinsical bookmark *OR a copy of the book*?
Leave a comment with your email (youremail AT wherever DOT com -to avoid spammers) and we'll draw 2 names for the winners. Contest closes midnight, October 17th.

*Bonus entries for you if you tweet, Facebook, or blog about the book and then tell me you did it.

Find out more about Intrinsical at the Website .Spread the word my friends, your tweeps and facebook buddies need to hear about this book.


K.G. Borland said...

kgborland AT live DOT com

This sounds really good Wendy! :)

RaShelle said...

Sounds like a fun book. The book cover is quite pretty too. rashelleworkmanatgmaildotcom

Gail said...

I'm so excited to read this book! opal23zunigaATyahooDOTcom

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I'd love to win a copy! what an awesome cover! tamara at byu dot net.

kbrebes said...

Great job, Wendy! kbrebesATaolDOTcom

Taffy said...

Wow! She took the picture for her cover?

Rachelle said...

That cover is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us. RachellethewriterAT gmail dot com

Jenn Wilks said...

Please enter me in your contest. :o)
jennw.321 AT gmail DOT com

Wendy Swore said...

Hey everyone! Lani just emailed me and said that she will throw in a free copy of Intrinsical for this giveaway! Isn't that cool? If you've already commented, consider yourself entered for the book, but you can get bonus entries by tweeting, facebooking, or blogging about the book.

Happy reading everyone!

Debbie Davis said...

Wendy I loved your review, i am so excited for Lani, her book is so great! Please don't enter me in the contest, but I love that she is giving away a copy of the book, how cool is that?

Wendy Swore said...

Debbie! YOu must be one of the chosen awesome who have already gotten a copy eh? Excellent. Thanks for your comment. :)

Heather Justesen said...

What a fun story idea! I'd love to read it.

Heather /at/ heatherjustesen /./ com

Ariell Larson said...

That sounds like a very interesting story, looking forward to reading it.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

You have definitely caught my attention. :) I hope I win!

Renae W. Mackley said...

Intriguing and awesome cover. Please enter me. mackley2809 at msn dot com