Hiya guys! DRR has an exciting adventure to share with you today!
This young adult paranormal adventure features a brother and sister dealing with a fantastic situation, and keeps you on your toes! Check out our review, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
The Shadow Gate
The Shadow Gate Chronicles, Book 1
~Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
~Length: 264 Pages
~Parent's Guide: PG-13
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Summer vacation was never supposed to be like this.
It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad's home for the summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate that will take them home again.
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THE SHADOW GATE CHRONICLES:
Book 1: The Last Shadow Gate
Book 2: A Veil of Shadows (Coming 2017)
Book 3: The Shadow of War (Coming 2018)
Praise for The Last Shadow Gate:
"If this book had been around when I was a kid, I’d have held it right up there with The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings.”
- Sunshine Somerville, Author of The Kota Series
"You won't want to miss out on the thrilling yet perilous world beyond the shadow gates!"
- J. Cornell Michel, Author of Jordan's Brains
*If you love fast-paced, YA Fantasy, The Last Shadow Gate is the book for you.*
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.
A good story featuring a brother and sister is always something I will enjoy, as it takes me back to my own childhood, where my brother was my best friend. The dynamic between siblings is always fun to witness, and thankfully different than the overdone teen romance drama dripping from the shelves.
The relationship between Naomi and Gavin was entertaining, even if they are only half-siblings. The mystery and adventure they find themselves wrapped up in is interesting, and fun to follow. I enjoyed the dialogue, as well as the plot twists thrown in, just enough to keep it surprising and interesting. The story flowed well overall, and kept a good pace.
I had been hoping more of the story would develop in this book, although I'm not necessarily disappointed about it. Quite a bit of groundwork was formed, and an exciting series was created. I look forward to the next book, and hope it's as entertaining.
I would recommend this to other readers, and I do plan to read it again, especially when the sequel comes out.
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author via YA Bound Book Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.
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