Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hidden Gates Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to Hackaroo's stop on the Hidden Gates Blog Tour hosted by IMR Blog Tours!
My good friend Tabby over at IMR Tours asked me if I would like to be a part of this tour and I jumped at the chance. Here is a little bit about the book itself:
Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Trilogy #1)
by D.T. Dyllin
Publish Date: eBook Jan 24 - Paperback 2/28
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press

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.

What did I think?
Well, I will be honest and say that once I read the blurb I was a bit wary because I am not usually into fantasy/sci-fi books. I'm more of a paranormal romance or YA kinda gal.

But from the first chapter to the last, I was intrigued. This book is pretty addicting. Although I was a little confused when the author was explaining things in the beginning, it didn't take me long to catch on. I loved the world that Dyllin creates.

Like I said, I'm not much of a fantasy reader but Dyllin took this world and tweaked it to make a wonderful idea of where I wouldn't mind being in. I liked the whole idea behind the politics and the relationships in here.

Peej was a fun character to read. She did have her moments of annoyance where, as a tpical teenager, tantrums come into play. But overall I admired her for her compassion to do the right thing and take care of those she loves.

Bryn *le sigh* is a gorgeous guy. I will admit that I fell in love with him before Peej did. ;-) He had the boy next door complex with a hint of some bad boy in him. Which is the perfect combo to me. Plus, I'm always a sucker for a tall, black haired, blue-eyed guy. 

The love triangle....errr....square maybe? was pretty complex and I felt bad for poor Peej. All she wanted was to get noticed and she got her wish ten fold. Add that with all the drama of trying to save the world, well, you have a complex, intriguing wild ride.

Overall I thought the book was pretty good and I'll pick up her next book in the series because I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and this world.

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.

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  1. I've been having some difficulties with fantasy lately. Just haven't been in the mood for it. this does sound pretty intersting though. The love triangle/square/trapazoid scares me though. I get frustrated with all the shapes. just pick a side and boink it.

  2. Hackaroo's Review is awesome! Keep up on the reading :)

  3. Thanks for being a part of the tour and for taking the time to read Hidden Gates! :)

    ~D.T. Dyllin

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