Title: The Last Gatekeeper
Author: Katy Haye
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date published: November 14th,2014
Page Count: 233 pages
Genre: Young Adult,Fantasy
Where I got the copy: Got a copy of the ebook through YA Bound Book Tours.
Series: Chronicles of Fane Book 1
Two worlds. One queen determined to rule both. And one teen girl who stands in her way.
Zanzibar MacKenzie knows she’s a freak. She has EHS – electrical hypersensitivity – which leaves her trying to live a Stone Age life in the twenty-first century: no internet, no phone, no point really.
On her seventeenth birthday she discovers the truth: she can’t stand electricity because she’s half-fae, and her mixed-blood makes her the only person on Earth able to control the gates that link the fae and human worlds.
With the help of Thanriel, an angel charged with keeping the worlds in balance, and Cal, an exiled fae, Zan – the girl who can’t flip a light switch – must now learn to control the elemental powers she never knew she had in order to defeat a queen bent on destruction.
My Honest Opinion:
**I received the eBook in exchange for an honest review.This does not effect my opinion on the book**
EHS.Electrical Hypersensitivity.Isn’t that enough to spark your curiosity?Personally,it was more than enough for me.This book kind of starts with a normal enough life,at least whatever a normal life would be for Zanzibar MacKenzie (Zan)-a birthday,friends,good family,well,not an easy going mom though and eventually delves into the world of fantasy.The style of writing is of a pleasant kind and it definitely made me want to read the other books by the same author.The pace of the book too wasn’t really fast ,but not slow either,more like something I would call as a steady pace and yeah,you can see why I would choose the word pleasant for this book despite the whole save-the-world-or-it-will-be-destroyed thing.
Not to mention that the love interest(of course there’s one.What did you think? 😉 ) is an angel.Like literal angel.From another world.Which makes like a total of three worlds in the book.Earth,Fane and Talvar.And the way the author intertwined the elements of all the three worlds makes the whole book more beautiful.
Talking about the characters,I absolutely loved Zan as the protagonist.She’s smart and strong and positively feisty and despite being taken by surprise about the whole aspect of her origin/birth,she handles the role of the last gatekeeper and world saving thing really really well.
And there’s Thanriel.He’s so sweet and adorable and soothing and gorgeous.And oh,the way he reacts to every saying that Zan uses! *heart eyes* He is this kind of
person who would sacrifice everything to prove his love for you. I would love to talk about what passed between Zan and Thanriel at the passage between the two worlds but unfortunately i’m trying to keep this as no-spoilers 😉 .It was out of the blue and took me by surprise,but on retrospect,I think it might have been foreshadowed.
Apart from them,Cal is another one of the great characters of the book and he too plays a great role in bringing about the Earth saving thing.
With all the unique aspect of the fae that the author created in this book, which includes things like anima key,gates and this very interesting thing called ‘bounding’ which sounds like a lot of fun,along with all the plot twists,this book is a major page turner!
If you are looking for a quick fantasy read in the YA genre ,I would recommend this one because it has so much potential to be a hyped book and yeah,I also think more of you should read this book,it’s that good!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥ .5 (4.5 stars)
Also,The Last Gatekeeper is now permafree in all English speaking stores. Click here for a link.
About the Author:
Katy Haye spends as much time as possible in either her own or someone else’s imaginary worlds. She has a fearsome green tea habit, a partiality for dark chocolate Brazils and a fascination with the science of storytelling.
When not lost in a good book, Katy may be found on her allotment growing veg and keeping hens in order to maximize her chances of survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse or similar catastrophe (admittedly, this would not help if the entire country flooded…).
-YA Bound Book Tours
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Did you guys read any of the books by Kate Haye?What did you think?Let me know in the comments.I love to chat about books.(well,that’s obvious I guess.)