Thursday, January 14, 2016

[Review] Hidden Gates



Title: Hidden Gates

Series: P.J. Stone Gates #1

Author: D.T. Dyllin

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Published: August 31, 2015

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley (Thanks!)

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads


SUMMARY --

P.J. Stone was taught to put duty before her heart. But everything changes with a kiss…

As a Seer, P.J. is expected to choose a suitable mate to continue the bloodline. Wanting someone considered off-limits jeopardizes her future, forcing her to question everything she believes in.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. receives a vision of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one wants to believe a fledgling Seer’s warning. With nowhere else to turn, can P.J. trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart?

The Review.

I really don't know how I felt about this book; I had a cacophony of emotions during my read of it and can't seem to place it with a rating (right now).

What I liked about the book was obviously, the cover. You can tell it has to do with dragons just by looking at it and I love dragons. I also loved the whole concept of Seers, Gatekeepers, and Seekers; there was a really well done uniqueness to the story itself. The plot itself was greatly done, the writing well enough to keep me wanting to read (I didn't really put the book down).

But, what I didn't like about the book seems minuscule now that I've established what I liked about it. I was extremely turned off when our main character, P.J., became this hot guy magnet all of a sudden. I mean, first of all, there's not a love triangle, it's a love disaster. You've got so many new love interests all within a span of two chapters (don't quote me on that) who claim they will do anything for her, that she's special and there's something about her (God, give me a break). I was willing to put up with a love triangle, but damn. The only other thing that turned me off? All the freaking sex. I didn't realize this was just full of it. I like the tasteful scene every now and then, but as the story went on, it seemed like it happened every 5 pages (don't quote me on that, either) which got extremely annoying.

Overall, the story was fascinating and engaging. I'm interested to see where the author will take us with this trilogy. I've come to my conclusion on the rating of this book.

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