Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway "Entanglement" by Dan Rix

Dopo aver letto “Broken Symmetry” ero molto curiosa di leggere questo altro libro di Dan Rix che si presenta come una distopia, o meglio un YA sci-fi romance.

Le attese non sono state deluse, perché “Entanglement” è una buona lettura che consiglio ai fan di “Matched”, ma anche agli appassionati di scienza e dei libri sulle anime gemelle.

Ho ricevuto una copia di questo libro dall’editore in cambio di un’onesta opinione. Ringrazio anche Dianne di “Oops! I Read A Book Again” per avermi inclusa in questo blog tour.

After reading “Broken Symmetry”, I was very curious to read this other book by Dan Rix which looks like a dystopia, or rather a YA sci-fi romance.

The expectations were not disappointed, because “Entanglement” is a good read that I recommend to fans of “Matched”, but also to fans of science and of books about soulmates.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. I also thank Dianne of “Oops! I Read A Book Again” for including me in this blog tour.

Title: Entanglement
Author: Dan Rix
Date of Publication: November 16, 2012
Genre: YA sci-fi romance

“…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.

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.


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In italiano




When another doctor confirmed to Aaron Harper that the scar tissue found in his brain could reduce his bond with his half, his life begins to take a different turn. Not that this was a news, but the thought of not being able to be united to his own half just as you would expect and probably also the idea of ​​not being able to do anything to change that, starting to bear the torment. begin to torment him.

It takes less than a month to his eighteenth birthday and at that time he will discover the identity of his half, for this he does not want to bond to any other girl. And yet, when one evening by chance he met the new girl in town and her boyfriend and possible half, he began to be attracted to her, especially since she was born in his same day. Amber Lilian, however, is already destined to a person, Clive Selavio, or so they say.

But everything could change in twenty-eight days, and Aaron could find out the cause of his problems and of his interest in Amber.

This time I did not sympathized with a particular character: I liked Aaron, but also Amber, a little alternating my interest based on how they acted. Their attraction is evident from the very first encounter almost by accident and the way they interact immediately gives an idea of the fact that there is much more than just an interest or a possible future relationship. Even Clive and his father were very interesting though sometimes maybe a little too naive (wanting to consider them the bad guys of the story and thinking about the many machinations that have put in place along the novel).

But the thing that I liked most about this book is definitely the basic idea: the twin souls that are born on the same day and, once they know, they have to live close to their own half. This concept reminded me of the “Symposium” of Plato and the myth that every man has been divided from his own half and can not do anything but look for it to regain its entirety.

Obviously I can not discuss the scientific concepts, I would not be able to, but all theories have seemed plausible, though, it is a different world from ours, things may work differently than here. I also found it interesting to mention Adolph Hitler as a supporter of certain theories (I love history, and I can easily believe that such a theory would have interested him.)

Returning to soulmates, it’s always been a subject that fascinated me and it is interesting to imagine that our soul mate is almost written in our DNA into a kind of predestination which does not depend on the individual.

And if our half was destined to some other, how can we react?

“Entanglement” is a good novel with an interesting plot, supported by plausible scientific theories, which will take you into a world in which every person is bound to another, and there’s nothing you can do to divide them.


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Recensione in italiano

Questa volta non ho simpatizzato per un personaggio in particolare: mi piaceva Aaron, ma anche Amber, un po’ alternando il mio interesse in base a come agivano. La loro attrazione è evidente sin dal primo incontro quasi per caso e il loro modo di interagire dà subito un’idea del fatto che ci sia molto più che un semplice interesse o una possibile relazione futura. Anche Clive e suo padre erano molto interessanti anche se a volte forse un po’ troppo ingenui (volendoli considerare i cattivi della storia e pensando alle numerose macchinazioni che devono mettere in atto lungo il romanzo).

Ma la cosa che più mi è piaciuta di questo libro è sicuramente l’idea di base: le anime gemelle che nascono nello stesso giorno e, una volta che si conoscono, non possono più fare a meno di vivere vicino alla propria metà. Questo concetto mi ha ricordato ovviamente il “Simposio” di Platone e il mito per cui ogni uomo è stato diviso dalla sua metà e non può fare altro che cercarla per ritrovare la sua completezza.

Ovviamente non posso discutere sui concetti scientifici, non ne sarei in grado, ma tutte le teorie mi sono sembrate plausibili, sebbene, trattandosi di un mondo diverso dal nostro, le cose potrebbero funzionare in modo diverso che qui. Ho anche trovato interessante l’accennare ad Adolph Hitler come sostenitore di certe teorie (adoro la storia, e posso credere facilmente che una teoria del genere lo avrebbe potuto interessare).

Tornando alle anime gemelle, è sempre stato un argomento che mi ha affascinata ed è interessante immaginare che la nostra anima gemella sia quasi scritta nel nostro DNA in una sorta di predestinazione che non dipende dal singolo individuo.

E se poi la propria metà fosse destinata a qualche altro, come potremmo reagire?

“Entanglement” è un buon romanzo con un’interessante trama, supportata da teorie scientifiche plausibili, che vi porterà in un mondo in cui ogni persona è destinata ad un’altra e non c’è nulla che si possa fare per dividerle.


About the Author

Dan Rix lives in Santa Barbara, California with his fiancée, paranormal romance author Laura Thalassa. He started writing his first novel in college while procrastinating his architecture studio work.


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