Raven's Gate

Raven's Gate

Book - 2005
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Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.
Publisher: New York Scholastic Press 2005
ISBN: 9780439859394
Characteristics: 265 p


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This was interesting and I read it in three hours, but...um, what? It was so confusing, NOTHING was explained and there was a lot of stuff in it that just made me yawn. I HATE that in this whole series there are like, TWO females who are strong and don't die (one of which gets really flat and underused in the last one) the series is aimed at and centered around teenage boys and Matt irritated me a helluva lot. I just wanted him to go away and not be one of the Five, (at the stage of reading this I was like: what the bloody hell does "one of the Five" mean? It made me read the rest but even then it took ages to explain what that phrase meant)
So in this whole series the last is the best and the second is the worst and this is just the meh one in between. Even Nightrise is better than this but I like Nightrise, it had TIME TRAVEL SO OF COURSE I ENJOYED IT!
(I love time travel)

Jun 25, 2016

I am going to send my first ever try at SF to this publisher. I understand this is a teen book however, the errors, scientific errors - the premise is so far erroneous... Is this a proper read for teens?

No matter what your age or preferred genre I think a base level of science fact is important in any work. Even fiction -

Jul 26, 2014

it is awesome everything links up at the end of the book

Feb 09, 2014

The beginning was a little slow but it became a can't-put-it-down book quickly. Loved the ending and I'm glad there's more in the series. Anticipating the arrival of the other 4!

JewelMcLatchy Nov 23, 2013

Enjoyed it even more the second time (has been a few years, so I'm re-reading the first four to build up to the fifth and final book). Love how the author says if his "Alex Rider series is James Bond aged fourteen...Raven's Gate is Stephen King for kids". And by "kids", he actually means older kids and teens. Somewhat similar to the Lorien Legacies series (I Am Number Four).

Apr 11, 2013

This book is weird.......but very, very interesting

Nov 01, 2012

A decent read but not great. A good start to the series with lots of foreshadowing. A little depressing and dark.

Jul 08, 2012

The format of the story does remind me of Susan Coopers "Dark is Rising" sequence of books. Its very black and white in its perception of good and evil.

booklady413 Jun 14, 2012

This book is the first book in the Gatekeeper's series. It is the story of 14 year old Matt who is involved in a crime and must choose jail or the LEAF program. As part of the LEAF program he must leave London for the English countryside where he is forced to do all sorts of menial farm work but does not attend school. Pretty soon, Matt realizes that the villigers and this village are weird. He must get out, but how? A cross between Stephen King and Harry Potter, this book is a quick and enjoyable read.

Jun 01, 2012

Starts slow but dont give up at this book.
I wouldnt sugest reading the other books there Slow and boring

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Jul 17, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kind of dark.

Apr 11, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: some intense scenes


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