Published May 1st 2006 by Scholastic (first published August 1st 2005)
Series: The Gatekeepers
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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 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. An ancient doom is about to be unleashed... and Matt is the only one who can stop it.
I didn't expect that I'll enjoy Raven's Gate. Thought it's just another paranormal young adult book.
The book is about 14-year old Matt. He is an orphan and he lives with his aunt. His life with the aunt is quite miserable. Because of that, he gets involved in a crime he didn't really intend to commit. That begins his life with a weird old lady who will never lets him out of her sight. His true identity will be revealed and adventures to keep himself alive and free starts.
The book is fast-paced. Just by reading a few pages of the first chapter will get you hooked. I think it's because of Mr. Horowitz' story telling. The book is very engaging and thrilling! When I bought the book a year ago, I wasn't expecting for it to be this good. The plot is unique and the characters are well developed. And oh, the mystery will really keep you reading. I have a soft spot for mystery, suspense and supernatural.
Raven's Gate is such a good read. Very engaging and will definitely make you want to read more of this series! :)
♥ xoxo, Edil ♥