Author: K.B. Hoyle
Pub. Date: 04/04/2012
Publisher: The Writers Coffee Shop
Series: The Gateway Chronicles #1
Darcy Pennington hates her life. She is an insufferably average teenager with no real friends, crushing social anxiety, and an indescribable sense of being out of place in the world around her. when Darcy is forced to attend Cedar Cove Family Camp for an entire week, she once again finds herself on the outside of an already existent social circle of friends. It is only when she unwittingly stumbles upon a gateway to a new world that Darcy begins to realize that there might be a higher purpose for her life. She suddenly finds herself the leader of the small group of teens in the world called Alitheia, and in the end, their lives, and hte lives of countless others, will hinge on the decisions she makes. Will Darcy have what it takes to fulfill her mysterious purpose? Or will she fall prey to a deadly foe?
When first given the chance to read and review this amazing book, due to some health issues at that time was unable to get to this one. So first I would like to say sorry to the Amazing Author K.B. Hoyle.
Now to say that I fell in love with the main character Darcy Pennington would be some what of an understatement. Why, because who doesn't like a underdog that comes from the back and just with out so much as a good try absolutely blows you away and becomes the hero? Or is that how the life of Darcy Pennington starts and finishes? Let me state with out a doubt I want the next book and the next and next and then more if there is more.
Author K.B. Hoyle has an awesome way of making you feel part of the family with her characters. I can relate to the teenage years of feeling out of place or the one that gets picked on. But when author K.B. Hoyle tells the story of this, as she puts it, an insufferably average teenager with no real friends, well now days people tell their kids or other kids to just get over it. But when push comes to shove it is not that easy.
So when the girls from this story realizes that Darcy is the one who has what it takes to getter done.... What will happen? How do they feel about that? Oh My Oh My... turns, twists, upset, teenagers, laughs, cry, yelling, and add to all of that, mystery, magic, and a whole new world, what more could you ask for.
I would recommend this to all my YA fans... and everyone else who also loves fantasy.
And yes there is more to come from this outstanding author of YA... check out the rest of this series. I know I will be.
Okay, with all that, yea I know it is not a lot but with that being said: I am giving this book and this author a Breath of Life rating of:
Five Clock Rating:
Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.