Book Reviews of Raven's Gate (Gatekeepers, Bk 1)

Raven's Gate (Gatekeepers, Bk 1)
Raven's Gate - Gatekeepers, Bk 1
Author: Anthony Horowitz
ISBN-13: 9780439679954
ISBN-10: 0439679958
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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There were parts of this book I really liked and parts of it that I thought were just okay. This is a book about Matt. Matt is an orphan and has been getting into trouble lately. When he and a friend break into a warehouse to steal some dvd's and is caught he is given an option. He can either go into the LEAF project or be locked up. The LEAF project is a foster program where you go and stay with someone out in the country. Matt chooses the project. On arriving to his new home, Matt thinks he might of made the wrong decision. There he lives with Mrs. Deverill and her farmhand Noah. They are both not very friendly. This is where I really enjoyed the book. The description of Noah & Mrs. Deverill and the people of the town gave me the willies. I was very entranced at this part. Matt finds out later that he is there for a reason and not a good reason either. The book is fast paced and an enjoyable read. There were parts that I didn't enjoy reading as much (the museum, most of the nuclear plant at the end). It just didn't grab me like the creepy town did. Still I would recommend it. Looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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Reviewed by Spreeha for TeensReadToo.com

Do you believe in witches or the Old Ones?

Matt has been accused of committing a crime which actually he really didn't do. So now he has a choice to either go to jail or stay with an old lady named Mrs. Deverill in a remote area called Lesser Malling because of the government's new law called the LEAF Project. Matt should have chosen jail because he will soon find out that someone is planning something there at Lesser Malling, and Matt is in the middle of all the commotion.

Matt's past hasn't been the best. His parents died in a car crash six years ago and he has been living with his mom's stepsister, who doesn't necessarily treat him very well. But Matt has discovered that he has some kind of weird magical power--but doesn't know what it is.

When he gets to Mrs. Deverill's house he isn't treated in the best way possible. Even though he thinks the food is good he has to do chores and basically clean up all of Mrs. Deverill's property. After a while he has had enough of this bizarre nonsense and wants to leave, because this was supposed to be a volunteer act.

But when he tries to take a bike out to the main road back to Greater Malling and then back to London, every road he takes just brings him back to the place he started from. Well, he went home after that, and thought that he'd try the next day.

When coming back to the same spot, a guy named Tom Burgess appears and says he wants to help Matt out because this isn't a safe place to be. He also says that he will explain everything tomorrow at his farm, but what Matt doesn't know is that he will find Tom dead the next day.

After Tom's death things got even worse. Mrs. Deverill starts to come out more strongly and everyone that tries to help him get out of this creepy place just ends up dead. Is Matt's new helper bound to turn up dead, too?

Find out! Read the book.

I think this book is incredible!! Once you start reading you can't stop! This book has a twist at every turn. I recommend this book to anybody interested in books like the Harry Potter series--it's just so magnificent!!
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As punishment for a crime he didn't commit, Matt is given a choice: Go to jai, or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverillin 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 are dissapearing..... or dying. It all ties to an evil place called Ravens Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matts own.
Matt is used to being in the wrong place at the wrong time.But now he's in the right place at the right time - for all the wrong reasons. It's going to take all his strength and power to save his life and stop Ravens Gate from unleashing an aciest doom.
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Surprising twist and turns and very exciting for all ages. If you like mystery and the supernatural then this book is for you.
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Reviewed by Spreeha for TeensReadToo.com

Do you believe in witches or the Old Ones?

Matt has been accused of committing a crime which actually he really didn't do. So now he has a choice to either go to jail or stay with an old lady named Mrs. Deverill in a remote area called Lesser Malling because of the government's new law called the LEAF Project. Matt should have chosen jail because he will soon find out that someone is planning something there at Lesser Malling, and Matt is in the middle of all the commotion.

Matt's past hasn't been the best. His parents died in a car crash six years ago and he has been living with his mom's stepsister, who doesn't necessarily treat him very well. But Matt has discovered that he has some kind of weird magical power--but doesn't know what it is.

When he gets to Mrs. Deverill's house he isn't treated in the best way possible. Even though he thinks the food is good he has to do chores and basically clean up all of Mrs. Deverill's property. After a while he has had enough of this bizarre nonsense and wants to leave, because this was supposed to be a volunteer act.

But when he tries to take a bike out to the main road back to Greater Malling and then back to London, every road he takes just brings him back to the place he started from. Well, he went home after that, and thought that he'd try the next day.

When coming back to the same spot, a guy named Tom Burgess appears and says he wants to help Matt out because this isn't a safe place to be. He also says that he will explain everything tomorrow at his farm, but what Matt doesn't know is that he will find Tom dead the next day.

After Tom's death things got even worse. Mrs. Deverill starts to come out more strongly and everyone that tries to help him get out of this creepy place just ends up dead. Is Matt's new helper bound to turn up dead, too?

Find out! Read the book.

I think this book is incredible!! Once you start reading you can't stop! This book has a twist at every turn. I recommend this book to anybody interested in books like the Harry Potter series--it's just so magnificent!!