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on July 07, 2012 :
I am a HUGE fan of Patti Larsen's writing, especially this Hayle Coven series. Each book is seriously better than the last. So, somehow I missed the announcement that Gatekeeper was out and available (I'm blaming the new changes to Facebook changes). As soon as I knew I downloaded it and every other book I was reading was put on hold. I finished Gatekeeper in less than a day's time. Yes, it is THAT good. Patti's writing is THAT good to keep my attention and hold me in her thrall until the very. LAST. Word.
Gatekeeper picks up where The Long Lost ended. Quaid is still living with the evil Dumonts under pretenses of being one of them with revenge on his mind. Syd's father, Harry is still stuck as a mortal and trying his darndest to get back to Demonicon. Celeste is still being a pain in the ass (I really can't stand her lol). And we can't forget Syd's friend, the troubled, one tip to shift the balance train wreck waiting to happen Alison. Still needy as ever, but you can't help but to feel some of her pain and want to make everything okay for her.
And then there is Twelfth Grade, graduation looming like a light at the end of the tunnel for Syd. Then Gram decides to take off with her own revenge on her mind. When Syd's mother decides to go in search of her, along with Uncle Frank, who is still coming to terms with his own mess (which if you ask me, he should be grateful to even still be around, but that's a story for another day...) the family magic is transferred to Syd and she suddenly finds herself in charge of the coven...and the household, as her dad has basically checked out, too wrapped up in his own self and issues, and little sis Meira, with her new snotty attitude and new found love for makeup and hair products, until her mother's return. Sounds like enough is on her plate already right? HA! Yeah right. Now there is a Gate that Syd has been dreaming of, and the fate of the world and the Sidhe is at risk and time is already running out to not only find the Gate but to save the day once again. Enter new character Liam, a new favorite of mine. The last of the Gatekeepers.
Full of keep you on your toes excitement, I am never not amazed at where Patti takes the storyline. As long as she keeps churning them out, I will keep reading them!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)