Friday, March 14, 2014

Ravens Gate by Anthony Horowitz

107664Genre: Thriller, Magic 
Hardcover: 270 Pages
Published: October 2006
Series: The Gatekeepers
            1. Raven's Gate
            2. Evil Star
            3. Nightrise
            4. Necropolis
            5. Oblivion
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:
He always knew he was different.
First there were the dreams.
Then the deaths began.

When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police, he's sent to be fostered in Yorkshire. It's not long before he senses there's something wrong with his guardian: with the whole village.

Then Matt learns about the Old Ones and begins to understand just how he is different. But no one will believe him; no one can help.

There is no proof. There is no logic. There is just the Gate.

My Review:
             So what do you get when you mix elements of I'm Number Four, The Maze Runner and Harry Potter? You get Raven's Gate. This was a quick read, enjoyable, and had me on the edge the entire time. It follows a young boy named Matt who is enrolled into the LEAF program after being a unwilling accomplice in a simple snatch and grab theft gone wrong. He is then sent to the home of Ms. Deverill, a sinister old lady with whom Matt instantly distrusts. Ms. Deverill plans to open a Raven's Gate by sacrificing Matt though he doesn't know it yet. He discovers pretty quickly that there is something sinister going on and that if he's not careful he will end up dead in the town of Lesser Malling. But the dangerous secrets that are buried deep in this town aren't what cause Matt to be targeted. It's the fact that Matt plays a far greater role in this Raven's Gate then he realizes. He will soon discover there is more to him than meets the eye and there are far more dangerous people than Ms Deverill.

            This was a very quick read and definitely a page turner. I learned to love Matt and his friends even though there were many twists and turns throughout, making it difficult to decide who was a friend and who was the enemy.   

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