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"A year ago Darcy Pennington had no real friends. A year ago she’d thought that magic only existed in fairy tales. A year ago she would have laughed at the idea of other worlds.Then everything changed when she’d visited Cedar Cove Family Camp and stumbled into a magical gateway to a world called Alitheia.It is the summer before freshman year and Darcy and her five friends have come back to Cedar Cove Family Camp and Alitheia. This return is bittersweet because her elusive purpose in the magical realm continues to evade her. Egged on by Tellius, the boy prince she is prophesied to marry, Darcy rebels and impulsively “petitions” an entity called the Oracle and requests it give her information as to her purpose. In order to receive her answer she must travel to the Oracle, and so she embarks on a journey along with her friends and Yahto Veli, the nark. Too late she realizes her selfish entreaty has thrown the entire outcome of the prophecy itself into question and endangered everyone. Uncertainties mount between Darcy and her companions as they fight their way through enemy territory to locate the Oracle, and an unwelcome visitor from Cedar Cove adds a layer of mystery that none of them are prepared for.But the perils of the quest are nothing when compared to what lies in wait for her in the lair of the Oracle. There is a cost associated with every question asked– a cost that may be far greater than Darcy is willing to pay. And someone may choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to free her from it."
What I thought about it...
I've read first book in The Gateway Chronicles two moths ago - The Six took me by surprise. I felt like a child again. And then TWCS asked me if I wanted to review second book in the series. My answer - "YES!" Cindy, you rock!:)
The Oracle is set a year after everything that happened in the the first novel. It did started a bit slow, although that first scene with Darcy's dream was really good start. I don't want to spoil this book too much for you, so I will not tell anything about the plot - and what amazing plot it is. If you love books about magic, summer trips and everything Narnia alike - this is right choice for you.
But I have to put one character on the first place - Yahto Veli. Actually, from all of the supernatural creatures in K.B. Hoyle's books, Narks are the most intriguing. Being one person by the day and completely other by the night... Oh, my wickedness! And Darcy... She might be fourteen but she is kick-ass heroine, my favorite kind.
I'm well known by my girl crushes issues, but I can't help myself - some girls are that good. K. B. Hoyle is that good! Why I like her? (Other than because of her books, of course.) She is mother of three little boys, she's a teacher and that's the job that follows you home even when you sleep - trust me, I know! But this woman still menages to finish her writing and I've read somewhere that there will be six books in The Gateway Chronicles.
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Until next time,
***NOTE! Copy of the book is kindly provided by the publisher, TWCS. I'm not paid for writing review - I do this for free as lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal.