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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Book Review: Hidden Gates by D.T. Dyllin

Genre: New Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: January 24, 2013
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press

The Blurb:
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.

My Review:
Hidden Gates is the first book in the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by D.T. Dyllin. There is so much to this story that I'm afraid of ruining the experience for future readers with too many details. I knew little about Hidden Gates when I started reading it, and it was fun to experience it page by page. Even though it's fictional, there is something that feels unexplanably real about it and I loved that. P.J. is very much like a typical teenager. She is very in the moment and all about what she wants right now and how it affects her right now, but as the book progresses, especially towards the end, you see her start to grow and mature. Although, I wish I didn't feel like she was being degraded quite so much in her relationships. I don't think that was the intention, but I didn't like it. All the characters changed in some way through the story and not always for the better. That added to the realistic feel of the book. People change whether we want them to or not. Among the guys, I haven't picked a favorite yet. I'm leaning heavily towards Khol, even though he made me furious. There's something about him though. Hidden Gates was a truly unique read. I became completely immersed in P.J.'s life as I read. I feel like this book it just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come in the trilogy. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!

Hidden Gates by D.T. Dyllin was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

"No, we can't," he growled. "God knows how much I want to, how long I've thought about it. That's why Tammie and I broke up—because it wasn't right; I couldn't get you out of my head. It wouldn't have been right to be with her when I was thinking about you the whole time. But it doesn't change the fact that you're a Seer and I'm a Guardian. You're too good for me, out of my league."

I blinked at him in surprise, letting his words fully sink in. I was the reason he broke up with Tammie? He wanted me? Like really wanted me? "You can have me." And I meant it. I realized as I said the words that I always had—and always would be—his for the taking.

"Be careful, Peej." His voice was low and husky. "If you keep offering, I might just take it."

I stepped into him, resting my hand on his arm. "I wouldn't offer it if I wasn't willing to let you have it." His sea-storm eyes threatened to pull me under, to wash away any thoughts of anything but him.

About the Author:
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolateholic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer . . . are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.

To learn more about D.T. Dyllin and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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