Melissa’s Review: Intangible by C.A. Gray

Intangible (Piercing the Veil #1)

Intangible (Piercing the Veil #1)
written by C.A. Gray
published by Wunderlust Publishing, 2013

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I . . . I can’t tell if I’m supposed to take it seriously. I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to be a parody, but it was hard not to get that vibe, especially when the teen whiz kids (who bear an eerie similarity to HP and his crew) save the universe by — oh god I don’t even want to type it — reversing the polarity of Avalon, which just happens to be a big castley blob of dark matter trapped between dimensions . . . I think Captain Picard might have a few things to say about that particular plot twist . . . Add to that some stuff that’ll make hardcore Arthurians’ heads spin (like, for example, a Guinevere who’s actually an evil spirit), and you’ll be just as genre confused as I am.

I’m going to reserve final judgement until I get to the end of the series, but at this point I’d rather my kids read Twilight. Twice.

Oh, and Ms. Gray? I believe the word you’re looking for is “nunchacku” (or at the very least, “nunchucks”) — “numb chucks” are actually, if you can believe it, a group of unfeeling gentlemen who don’t capitalize their names. 😉

No star rating until I have finished the series.

Would I recommend it: It’s awful enough to make me giggle, so I’m going to keep reading the series. I’ll let you know how I feel once I finish the other two books.

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Peter Stewart grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist who asserts that anything is possible. But Peter disbelieves anything which cannot be scientifically explained, despite a nagging sense that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

Lily Portman is an orphan with a secret: she can see creatures that are invisible to everyone else. These creatures control every human being she has ever met to varying degrees… until she meets Peter and his father.

When a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and Lily their lives, suddenly Lily learns that she is not crazy after all, and Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories… including the existence of Arthur’s ancient nemesis, one who calls himself the Shadow Lord, and a prophecy with implications so profound that it will alter not only the course of their lives, but potentially the fate of the world.

 

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