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The Six The Gateway Chronicles #1Darcy Pennington hates her life She is an insufferably average teenager with no true friends crushing social anxiety and an indescribable sense of not fitting in anywhere When her parents force her to attend Cedar Cove Family Camp the summer before her eighth grade year Darc Read this with my daughters and all three of us loved it It’s YA fiction of the best sort written smartly and relatably with great characters who have real struggles and overcome great challenges The story moves fast and is compelling The world building is imaginative and fun and picturesue It is magical and fantastical but also grounded and human I am excited to read the next couple in the series

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Free doc ´ reader The Six The Gateway Chronicles #1 ´ Õ ❮BOOKS❯ ✭ The Six The Gateway Chronicles #1 Author K.B. Hoyle – Darcy Pennington hates her life She is an insufferably average teenager with no true friends crushing social anxiety and an indescribable sense of noY once again finds herself on the outside of an established social circle But the camp holds secrets and when Darcy begins to have strange experiences she comes to believe she’s either losing her mind or on the brink of a discovery that could give her life purpose An unwit Review originally posted on Words at Home blog March 20 2012 didn’t know what to expect when I started reading The Six I have seen it compared to Narnia and Harry Potter and this is where my apprehension set in I haven’t read Narnia since I was about ten and I’ve never read Harry Potter so I was afraid that some of the magic would be lost on me I also wasn’t sure how invested I would become in a group of thirteen year olds and their adventures but I was pleasantly surprised The Six caught my attention right away with Darcy and her young teen angst and later by Hoyle’s excellent depiction of an alternate world called Alitheia The Six is full of magic and action which bridge the gap between young adult and adult readers Once Darcy and her friends step into Alitheia it is nonstop action and adventure I have to admit that this novel was my first encounter with many of the magical creates that Hoyle talks about Once we stepped into Alitheia it took me a few pages to switch gears and catch up on the lingo but I got there eventually It was a bit of an abrupt transition and I would have liked to see a little world building and introduction to these new types of creatures so that I didn’t spend any time feeling lost But like it said it didn’t take long to acclimate to Alitheia and once I did the magic began – literally and figuratively Not only is this an exciting fantasy adventure novel but it is full of strong and characters and relationships I really enjoyed the characters that Hoyle crafted from Darcy and her initial sullen and woe is me me attitude to Sam and her over exuberance to Perry and his tough guy persona These kids felt really authentic from their demeanors to their dialogue and their attitudes towards each other They were believable and this is a big part of what drew me into this novel It didn’t matter that this was a younger crowd than I usually read about; a well depicted character is a well depicted character I also loved to see the growth in Darcy’s character Hoyle was able to incorporate themes like friendship loyalty and forgiveness that appeal to any audience especially the younger adult crowd These relationships added another layer to the story making it than just a fantasy novelThe Six is an exciting action filled and magical novel that will appeal to both young and not so young readers There is enough meat to the story to appeal to adults who are fans of YA but it is also a clean enough story to be appropriate and relatable to younger teens so it really is the best of both worlds I recommend this book to anyone who loves the magic and adventure of the Chronicles of Narnia and is looking to get lost in another world for a few hours I received an eARC of this book from the publisher TWCS in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own

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Ting tumble through a magical gateway lands her in a new world called Alitheia and Darcy must convince five other teenagers at the camp to not only befriend her but follow her on a journey beyond their world and their wildest dreams to save Alitheia from an ancient shadowy f Review originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase May 15 2012Have you ever had a feeling when you visited a natural location that there was something magical about the area? Five children now teenagers have been having that same feeling each summer when their families have come to Cedar Cove to camp This year Darcy and her family have joined the other families and that magical feeling is about to lead the six teenagers into another world – AletheriaI loved reading about the world of Aletheria and the creatures in it The story is a bit The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe a bit Harry Potter – it’s just the sort of thing I loved to read when I was middle grade agedThe story drew me in from the first chapter mainly owing to the realistic portrayal of the characters Darcy and her family sound just like a real family going on holiday where the teenager doesn’t want to be there and the little brother is super annoyingly excitedHoyle has perfected Darcy’s “no one understands me so I’ll just go sulk over in this corner and avoid everyone” behavior but unfortunately this leads to an odd outcome in the story I couldn’t help feeling that because Darcy was so busy avoiding everyone the most interesting parts of the story happened to other people rather than her The whole story is told from Darcy’s point of view which is fine in that we get to know her very well but it means that she doesn’t hear what the other characters are up to most of the timeThat aside this is one of the best middle grade stories I’ve read in a while Each chapter led into the next and the action parts were very exciting This was a fantastic introduction to the world of Aletheria but as with many debut novels in series I think the best is yet to come I can’t wait to get stuck into the second in the series The Oracle It’s due for release in June and currently available on Netgalley