"For the duration of her freshman year, Darcy Pennington agonized over the fate of her dear friend, the nark Yahto Veli, who sacrificed himself to the Oracle to set her free. As her third trip to camp, and to the magical land, approaches, Darcy wonders if she’s capable of the daring rescue she wants to embark upon, but soon realizes there’s much more at stake.
Her return to Cedar Cove Family Camp is marked by a mysterious disappearance, and in Alitheia a new message from the Oracle adds to the riddles that must be deciphered if they are to expel the dark evil that hovers over the land. The six friends and the alchemist Rubidius plan a sea journey that will take them beyond the borders of Alitheia, and into the realm of a legendary archipelago. Tellius winds up joining them as well and the foes they meet along the way are both deceptive and charming, while the Oracle’s riddles seem to dog them at every turn. Darcy is also hiding a secret from her best friend Sam that could test their friendship beyond the breaking point, and there’s an unexpected development in her relationship with Tellius that changes everything and makes her understand that the deepest scars sometimes cannot be seen.Darcy isn’t sure if she’s prepared for another meeting with the Oracle, but if she wants to have any chance of saving her friend, she must try. To complicate matters, the evil they left behind in Alitheia has not remained dormant."
What I thought about it...
First, I have to tell you, guys, something. Actually, ask you. Why aren't you reading this series? All of you who have NetGalley account, go there now and request it! I don't care what you've been up to! Do it NOW!
I've been lucky to be part of blog tours for first two books: The Six and The Oracle. This time I can't wait for tour to talk about this book - The White Tread is the best one so far. I told this already to K.B. Hoyle, but I'll tell it again:
This woman is genius!!!
So, let's begin, shall we?
Storyline. The White Thread has pretty much the same general structure as the first two books - considering the fact that everything happens when Darcy, Sam, Amelia, Perry, Dean and Lewis "cross" to Alitheia, we are meeting characters again after a year since the events in The Oracle. But difference now is that the story is much darker. Remember that main characters are fifteen years old? This book is about growing up and making tough decisions and choices. What I liked? This time they didn't just simply go trough the gateway - their lives in this world and in Alitheia are starting to mix and nothing is that easy anymore.
Characters. I absolutely love Darcy from the very start and she didn't disappoint me now. She's not kid anymore, that's for sure. She makes mistakes as anybody else, she's not perfect, but she knows what is good and what is not and, in the end, she makes all the right choices. I know that I'm boring with this because I tell it every time - Yahto Veli. But, hey, I'm in the fan girl mood so back off! I didn't believe that I could love him more after what he had done in previous book, but I do. You'll see. So far I didn't like Tellius that much but I've changed my mind - he's going to be swoon worthy boy. Here's the funny part - Perry has a new haircut and I couldn't stop imagining him as Justin Bieber - and, dear God, I hate that kid.
Extras. If you want to learn more about the story, characters or how this whole series came to life, go to K.B. Hoyle blog. There you can read extra bio information about Darcy, Yahto Veli, Tellius and character interview with Sam. I have to admit that I envy her three sons . Their lives must be full of amazing bedtime stories with mom like that.
The White Thread is coming out on August 16th and forth book, The Enchanted, is due sometime this fall. I know I'll be waiting for it like a madwoman. You can find first two books on Amazon - The Six and The Oracle.
Until next time,