Review: The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by D.T. Dyllin

19448945The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
(The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy, #1-3)
By: D.T. Dyllin
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Published: Dec. 23, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Rating:
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The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy anthology contains the following books:

~Hidden Gates (Book 1)~
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.

~Broken Gates (Book 2)~
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?

~Open Gates (Book 3)~
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?

 

1thoughtsI know you’ve seen my reviews on the first two books when the author was under a publishing company but she’ decided to part ways with her publisher and had to rerelease her trilogy. Since I hadn’t reviewed Open Gates before she made the change, I will compile all my reviews for the trilogy into one.

 

Hidden Gates (5 Stars)
I just want to start out by saying that this is a new adult/ paranormal romance, not YA. There is quite a bit of sex in this book, swearing and there is even under aged drinking. So just be prepared that even though this is a story containing an 18 year old, it isn’t YA fluff.

I loved the way the book begins with P.J. and her best friend Bryn at school ribbing on each other. They appear to be normal teens but in all actuality, P.J. is a Seer who has premonitions, and Bryn is a Guardian who protects Seers. They have grown up doing everything together and one day Bryn will be P.J’s Guardian. Only, one night at a party P.J. realizes her feelings for Bryn are more than just that of a friend and finds out that Bryn has been in love with her for a long time. They decide to hide their relationship since it is forbidden for guardians and seer’s to become involved but all good things must come to an end and they are caught red handed getting hot and heavy in the woods by none other than her father.

You would think that the story would just be about forbidden love and the majority of it is. Except Bryn gets shipped away and P.J. starts having some crazy premonitions that no one seems to believe are real. Not to mention that a guy named Khol comes into the picture and drops a pretty big drama bomb on P.J. (Sorry, no spoilers) So not only does P.J. have to come to terms with her new found identity and not having Bryn but she also has to figure out how to stop these alien things from over taking the world.

A lot goes on in this book and with being the first in a trilogy, stuff goes unanswered. So it pretty much sets you up for the next two books and I personally cannot wait to read more. D.T. has a great way of creating a story that keeps the readers interested without losing focus. I personally loved the romance aspect since I am a big romance junkie myself. But I loved the craziness when it comes to not only the aliens but what P.J actually is, and I don’t mean just a Seer. I cannot wait for book number 2 to come out.

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Broken Gates (4 stars)
Wow! Is all I can say about the ending of this book. I love when an author who can throw a perfect curve ball that puts the book in a whole new ball game, and D.T. has done just that right at the end.

I really enjoyed this story. I couldn’t seem to put the book down and would think to myself “just one more chapter”, which would turn out to be five chapters. I love the way that D.T. writes. She doesn’t have a lot a inner dialogue running. In fact there’s always something going on in the story that demands the readers attention. One minute something’s taking place and then #BAM# something else is going wrong. My only problem is P.J. she seems so wishy washy with her hormones and I feel a little bad for both Khol and Bryn. I really wish she’d be able to fully commit to just one guy. She definitely has more personal growth ahead of her.

Even though I’m really sad with the way this story ends, I’m looking forward to the next (and last) book in the trilogy.

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Open Gates (4 Stars)
I’m glad to see that P.J has matured some. In the first book she was really started to get on my nerves. She was all over the place and I felt like someone needed to shake some sense into her. By the end of the trilogy, she seemed to have gained some self dependency. She makes a huge decision that is really a self sacrifice on her part, and that decision is what made her mature in my eyes.

I liked that there were new characters introduced in this story. Even though the story was wrapping up, D.T. still managed to keep everything fresh and leave the reader guessing as to what was going to happen next. I can honestly say that the way she tied everything together and ended the story was never even a possibility in my mind.

The romance in this story was sweet. P.J is still torn between Khol and Bryn but Khol really steps up and shows his softer side to P.J. Even though I’m still a Bryn girl, I will admit, that I started to soften towards Khol. You can tell that he really does care for P.J. and just wants to see her happy.

However, I took a star away simply because at times I totally forgot about the aliens taking over the world. The story would focus so much on P.J. and Khol and how they were in their own little bubble that the aliens took the backseat. And with the story coming to a close, I really felt like the huge crisis that started it all seemed to fizzle out.

I’m really sad to see the series end and even though there isn’t really closure at the end of the story for all of the characters, I still loved the ending. I look forward to what D.T. cranks out next.

 

1favepartP.J. and Bryn are arguing over the fact that P.J. likes this hot guy in their school and she thinks she might have shot with him.
“Here we go again. Just because your tits grown like half a cup size isn’t going to change anything. Trust me when I say you’re probably the only one who can tell the difference.”
“You noticed.” I grumbled, in protest.
He chuckled. “Only because I noticed you prancing around like they’re suddenly D cups.”  -Hidden Gates

 

1favequote

“Of course never in a million years did I ever think I’d end up having a ‘who’s your daddy?’ moment.” -Broken Gates

“-he is my soul-and always will be-even after all others turn to dust.” -Open Gates

 

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6 Thoughts on “Review: The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by D.T. Dyllin

  1. I loved these books! Wish there were more:)

  2. Mindy D on 3 January, 2014 at 2:38 pm said:

    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the great review and the giveaway!

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