Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Tour/Review: Hidden Gates & Broken Gates by D.T Dyllin (P.J Stone Gates Trilogy)

I started reading Hidden Gates (#1), and was caught into the plot of the story. I loved the whole Gate Keeper, Seer, Speakers, Guardian world that was underneath our ordinary world. It was brilliant. When Dyllin then puts in MORE - another supernatural race, alien invaders, secrets waiting to be discovered, forbidden love and heartbreak – you’ve got the recipe to get this girl hooked! The flow of the story was a delight to read, I didn’t even notice how fast time went when I read.

In Hidden Gates, P.J has “ordinary” problems; boys, school, friends, what to wear…. You know, ordinary teenage troubles. Add to that – P.J is a Seer, without visions. She has not had one yet. None, nada, nothing.

So of course when P.J finally receives her first vision; it’s a whooper. It knocks her out cold, and it’s not a vision with cute, fluffy, little white bunnies in it. Nope. Trouble is… Nobody believes P.J when she tells about her vision, something so big would not go undetected by the other Seers.

At least she’s got her best friend (and now lover); Bryn to help her get through everything. Just one giant problem… Their love is forbidden. As a Seer, it is P.J duty to mate with a suitable man to ensure that the bloodline doesn’t disappear. You can guess what happens when it is discovered, right?

Suddenly P.J finds herself utterly alone, called names in school and ridiculed. All she wanted was the right to love the man she chose. Just to add more trouble into her life, P.J suddenly finds herself in the center of attention with two other guys, both wanting her to choose one of them and to forget Bryn. And to think…. Boy trouble is in reality the LEAST of her troubles!

I jumped straight into Broken Gates (book #2), and DAMN!! Seriously! We all know the so called “middle-book” syndrome, right? Well, I can with confidence say; NOT HERE!! Broken Gates are filled with action, self-reflection, broken hearts, adventures, love and friendships. And loads, and loads of surprises!

I pretty much read this book in a single day. Yup. It is THAT good! I’m truly amazed about how well Dyllin puts it all together. There isn’t one single place in the book where I want to cry foul, or put it down. I wanted to throw the book in the end, but that is due to something else ENTIRELY!

P.J and her friends are the last of their kind; Seer, Guardian and Gate Keeper, and they’re the only ones who can save the world from the alien invasion (the Riders). But will it be enough? Will they be able to work together? It doesn’t exactly helps that both P.J and Bryn are half-dragons, that their mating is unstable, Kohl (the Red Dragon Lord) is standing next, just waiting for Bryn to make a serious enough mistake, so he can take over.

MORE secrets are spilled in Broken Gates (just when I thought there were none left), and they left me breathless over and over again. I can’t begin to describe how much I love this book without divulging too much – and you don’t want me to. Trust me. The ending was heartbreaking, and I can’t wait until I can start reading Open Gates, I NEED to know what happens!!  

Seriously, if you like fantasy with everything packed into it; love, sorrow, heartbreak, friendship, action, magic, dragons (ALL kinds), aliens, secrets, surprises or just a damn well-written story - BUY THIS SERIES!!!

Now, if you’ll excuse me… I have to finish the other book I’m reading so I can get back to Open Gates!!
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
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P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late.

In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save.
After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?
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Bryn is gone. Jenna isn’t herself. And the world has been taken over by the alien Riders. The only constant in P.J.’s life is Khol. But even he might not be able to help her pick up the shattered pieces of her existence.

P.J. finally gets the answers to all her questions, but will she be able to handle the truth? And will she be strong enough to face her own destiny when the time comes?
Expected publication date: November 12.
About D.T Dyllin:
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Romance Junkie. Self Imposed Insomniac. Animal Lover. Writer.
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Here in the end... I stumbled over this blog entry from D.T Dyllin's blog. Pretty much sums up how I feel as well (just click the link):

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