Alone was the note Cade knew best. It was the root of all her chords.
Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan.
Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.
Title: Entangled (Entangled #1)
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
RATING: 4/5 Stars
The Cover Contessa's Review:
I have to say that I'm really into sci-fi right now. So any time I get to pick one up that captures my attention I get really excited. A few months back I got to read the first few chapters of this book online. I fell knee deep into it, begging for an ARC, but alas did not receive one. When I was finally able to buy a copy, I gobble it up.
I find that nothing draws me more to a book than a beautiful cover. This one is of course no exception. It's simple clean lines make me want to jump right in. And the blue tones are just perfect for the theme.
I enjoyed Cade's character so much. The way Capetta described her was extremely visual. I think what I love most about her is her connection to music. It's such an interesting plot addition to the story. So vital to who she is and what she must become. She is used to being loyal to only herself. Yet as the story progresses she takes on more and more compassion for others. She becomes someone who she never thought she would be. She struggles to accept who she is becoming and the responsibilities that come along with it. It's amazing to watch her grow and change.
Cade is entangled with Xan. We don't get much from Xan in this story, as they are connected from across the universe. But she intends to find him and understand their connection. I honestly could have used more in depth characterization of the other characters in this book. I feel like they could have used a bit more development than what we were give. Which is what actually lowered my rating.
The writing style is different and unique. Capetta is able to completely draw a picture of how space has become the place where people live or don't live depending on their circumstances. A place where space sickness is a part of life.
The pacing was really well done. I read this book in a very short period of time.
I really didn't want to put it down. I love when I book grabs me and pulls me through to the end. And Capetta builds her world well, with reasonable and believable explanations of why things are the way they are.
This was a fun science fiction read I would recommend to lovers of books like Avalon by Mindee Arnett.
I grew up in New England, running wild in the woods and reading (often at the same time.) As a teenager, I added other activities, like competitive scowling, starting a filmmaking company with my best friend, and writing my first novels in composition notebooks.
I moved to Northern California, fell in love with redwood trees, and became open to the idea of avocados. I have since lived in Brooklyn (resulting in bagels), Austin (resulting in semi-frequent use of the word “y’all”), and Chicago (resulting in three pairs of boots.) I now live in Michigan, where I have a serious relationship with its many farmer’s markets.
I wrote plays and screenplays before I circled back to my first love, novels. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. No matter where I go, Montpelier is my second home.
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