Review: Entanglement by Dan Rix

April 4, 2013 Review 1

Review: Entanglement by Dan RixPages: 265
Published: November 16th 2012
# in Series: N/A – Standalone
Source: Author for review

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 “…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.

My Thoughts & Review

 Entanglement is a really interesting, somewhat scientific take on a dystopian world. Everyone has a “half” that is born at the same time as them, who they are introduced to on their eighteenth birthday. The two halves are attached by clairvoyance which is located at the base of their skull and it links the two souls together, syncing them together as a whole; also known as Quantum Entanglement. Aaron meets Amber shortly before his birthday. Amber has already been paired with Clive but Aaron feels an instant attraction to her. Then they learn that they are all born on the same day… could Amber be Aaron’s half?

I was intrigued from the beginning when Dan Rix contacted me about his book. I love dystopian worlds, and I was eager to see that this was another one about love. I also was intrigued that Entanglement had a bit of a science aspect… I’m a science girl 🙂

I really enjoyed the protagonist, Aaron. He was a truly raw and emotional character. Since he had scar tissue on his channel, he was uncertain that he would even be paired properly with his half. This kept a layer of mystery the entire book, just waiting to see what would happen on his eighteenth birthday. I loved his instant fascination with Amber, the other main character. I did like Amber but her fluctuations in behaviour and moodiness did grate on me a bit. I also hated Clive… absolutely despised him.

Normally I’m not a big fan of insta love but as the entire point of the book was that you are essentially attached to another person I loved that Aaron immediately felt an attraction to Amber. It was really interesting though because you had no idea how the ending was going to be. Was Amber his half? Was someone else his half? Who was he paired with? I had a ton of questions as I read. There are a lot of twists and turns involving the pairing and it will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Dan Rix’s writing is incredibly easy to read. I could not put the book down once I started, the concept seems like it something you have heard before but it’s so much more than that! I also found it interesting because this world is not unlike the current one we are in. It’s basically the same except you have a “half” from birth! I really enjoyed that part because often dystopian worlds have so many new details, new concepts that it’s hard to keep track!

The ending was excellent. The climax had me spinning… I was actually anxious as I read, I had no idea what was going to happen! And it keeps you thinking even after you’ve finished 😉

I absolutely recommend this to anyone who likes dystopian books with a bit of science flair added in! Great read!

My Rating

4 Star Rating

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