Intrinsical Book Review

Author: Lani Woodland
Pages: 298 pgs
Reading level: YA
Published: August 17th 2010

What a great book to read just as October is starting. If you like to read a book that is fast paced and just when you think you know how it will go, it changes, then read Intrinsical. Starting from Chapter 1 until the last Chapter, you are on a thrilling roller coaster. Lani gives us such precise details, one second you are just in love while the next minute you feel hate towards the bad guy. The back story is also amazing, without it the book would be missing its character. I call this book the Diamond in the ruff. So many new titles that every one's been talking about have been released while this stellar book that wasn't known also comes out, I have a feeling it will becomes as popular and grown rank very quickly just like the most talked about books. Plus how Beautiful is that cover!

The story is written in Yara point of view, she is from a  family of Wakers. One thing about Yara, she feels embarrassed and hopes she does not become a Waker. Yara stays in a boarding school instead of moving back to Brasil with her family. This is when everything goes south. Pendrell is know for the Pendrell Curse. Every 2 years a student dies. Yara meets Brent because she saves him from a horrible mist. That's when Yara realizes she is becoming what she has dreaded the most. We have a love/hate relationship with Brent, but you must read to figure out why. Yara's Best-friend Cherie and her boyfriend Steve are great supporting characters. The setting of where the book takes place Lani describes it so enchanting, I would love to visit the Orange groves myself. So if you are ready to read a story filled with mystery, romance and friendship plus Ghosts, then grab yourself a copy today. P.S. Did you notice the main characters name has a resemblance to mines, how could I not read this book.

Synopsis: 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.

Stay tuned for The Halloween Spooktacular giveaway all the month of October, there will be a Intrinsical Giveaway and Author interview from Lani. You wont want to miss it. 


  1. Great Review! I really like the story too.

  2. I'm planning on reading this book now! And i'll probably be picturing Yara as you! lol.


  3. Thanks for sharing, great review.


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