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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Entangled by Cat Clarke

Title: Entangled
Author: Cat Clarke
Published by: Quercus
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Pages: 256
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unraveling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?
Grace is madly tangled with her gorgeous boyfriend Nat....But her friendship with Sal is coming undone...But is she so fast in love, that she can't see what a glorious mess all three of them are in?

I must say, my first impressions of this book were not great. 'Another cheesy romance story. This SO isn't gonna get a good review from me.' But this wasn't just another normal, cheesy, un-original love story. And this is going to get a good review from me. Wanna know why? Because this was a highly original love story with a whole new take on the term 'Paranormal' and I have never read a book quite like this before.

Entangled tells the story of Grace, who is struggling with life and love. Too tangled up in her own thoughts, she doesn't notice what is going on around her. This keeps the reader on the edge-of-their-seat, waiting to see what happens. I was glued to the page - I could not put it down; literally!

I found some of it hard to understand. Some of the things in the book were never quite clear. For example, why was she in the white room? Will she ever make-up with Sal? It was quite disappointing at the end because the answers to the questions above, we will never know unless there is a sequel. It would have been nice if at the end, all questions were answered so the book finished with the reader being clear on what had happened.

Other than that, this book was highly original and I really enjoyed it. I give Entangled a rating of 4/5 and I recommend this for readers aged 12+. I really do recommend reading this book! I've never read one like it. It was brilliant.
Notes: My copy of this is a proof copy, so I don't actually have the edition with the cover on it (my copy is just plain pink with the title on it) therefore I wasn't able to comment on the cover.


  1. Sounds mysterious, though annoying how it doesn't give you answers. Hopefully there will be a sequel for you ;)

  2. i absolutley loved this book, so different from the many others i've read 5 out of 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


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