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October 14, 2012

Kid Who Reads: Thoughts on The Gateway Chronicles


Kid Who Reads is excited to be part of The Enchanted tour. The Gateway Chronicles is my favorite series EVER. It got me started reading. So let me tell you about this great series. (And at the end there's a special note from K. B. Hoyle to her younger readers.)

These are good, great awesome books. Good for anyone. I started them in 3rd grade (at age 9). My aunt is 35 and my grandma is 63 and loved it. So anyone can love it.

I like them because it has fantasy, action, and just so much to learn how one day at camp and then a world with fairies and magic with other stuff.

Darcy is my favorite character because she has cool powers.

The first book is about the Six learning about the new world. Second book is about Darcy having to go see the Oracle. Third is about them going to rescue a friend that was capture by the Oracle.

I can't pick one book that is my favorite. They are all my favorites.

I hope that the riddle will be solved in the fourth book.

Ms. Hoyle, I love all the books and because of this series I started to actually read. Thank you.

You can check out my aunt's reviews of The Six, The Oracle, The White Thread, and The Enchanted. I also interviewed K. B. Hoyle this summer. Read that interview.

A Note From K.B. Hoyle

To my young readers…
Have you ever wanted so badly for something to be real? Well, when I was growing up, I used to read books about fantasy lands and dream about what it would be like to visit another world myself. I was pretty shy, too, and I didn’t have many friends, so I found comfort more often than not in the pages of my books. Now, although I pushed on the back wall of my closet plenty of times hoping for an entrance to Narnia, I was also a pretty smart kid and knew, unfortunately, that none of that was real. What I did discover, however, was that there are other ways to escape to a fantasy world other than just reading about them, and so I began to write. I figured out early on that a writer can be an explorer one day, a fantasy princess another, an astronaut the day after that, and a superhero the next day. Writing, like reading, became another means of transporting myself to fantastic realities in which I, ultimately, learned more about myself and became more comfortable in my own skin. I’m so grateful that I’ve been given the gift of being able to write and craft new fantasy stories that others may also enjoy now, not only myself. I hope you join me in exploring my world of Alitheia in The Gateway Chronicles, and that you find inspiration yourself to craft new realms. The possibilities truly are endless!


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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting series. My kids are reading a great book right now called Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton” by Warren L. Woodruff, you can check it out and get it right from the website http://www.drfuddle.com/, and I think they might like this series when they're finished. Thanks for the post and suggestion.

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  2. Thanks so much for the great review! I'm so glad you started to enjoy reading after starting my series!!! I hope you find many more books to label among your favorites as the years go on. I'm honored to be featured on your blog today!

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  3. That review made me smile. I love it when kids catch the reading bug!

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  4. I hope you enjoy The Scroll and that you get it SOON! :)

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