Review: Hidden Gates by D.T. Dyllin

 

Hidden Gates
(P.J. Stone GatesTrilogy, #1)
By: D.T. Dyllin
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Release Date: Jan. 24 2013
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance

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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.

 

 

1thoughtsIf you’ve read my review for Enemy Through The Gates you will notice that this one is about the same. That would be because this is newly polished, publish version of Enemy Through the Gates. Not a whole lot was changed but there were some edits to it that made the story flow smoother than the original.

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.

I loved the term “Aram Cara”, which means soul mate. I must admit that I hate the term “soul-mate” and it seems that authors are way too quick to throw that in their stories. I was happy that the author came up with a term that fit PJ’s world perfectly while still conveying that once bonded, there was no going back.

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.

1favepart
P.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.”

Bryn's Anam Cara

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