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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Thoughts: Raven's Gate By Anthony Horowitz

"This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW)
As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling.
He should have chosen jail. A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own."-Amazon

My Thoughts
Raven's gate was a very odd case, it wasn't bad, nor was it amazing, but it also wasn't mediocre. It was not a horror book, nor was it an adventure novel, and not even an action book. T'was an irregular and crude combination of all three. Not quite on thing, but not exactly the other. Undefinable.
The characters in Raven's gate were good; borderline satisfactory and not anything special. The full cast of characters includes 3 dead men, Matt and hundreds of evil devil worshiping villagers. (You may think I'm kidding but I'm actually not)
In the end Anthony Horowitz  left me with little to review, a very entertaining read; but served no other purpose other than to entertain. Such books are good but very hard to review.
Rating: B-
What to expect?
  • The Nexus
  • Magical Gates
  • Remote Villages
  • The Old Ones

1 comment:

  1. Sounds very interesting. This reminds me of a movie I saw once but can't remember the name. I know what you mean about a book being hard to review. I find the thriller/horror genre always hard to explain. Nice review!