Original Title: The Gateway of Light and Darkness
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press (an arc was kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review).
Number of Pages: 213
First Sentence: “I make eye contact with the Bleeder decaying in front of me and mouth the words, ‘Not now.'”
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
The battle of good vs. evil wages on for Aiden Ortiz in this final installment of the Gateway Series: The Gateway of Light and Darkness. With the Dark Priest defeated, and the Brethren of Shadows refusing to forfeit calling upon the Darkness, the Brethren are determined more than ever to discover a way to banish the Men of Light for good. And as the Dark Priest’s curse invading Aiden’s veins continues to take on a life of its own, he finds himself in a standoff between his own kind, and the Brethren that want to recruit him for all the wrong reasons. Accompanied by fellow Gateway, Julie Martin, and his best friends Trevor and Evan, seventeen-year-old Aiden prepares himself for the battle of his life.
Protecting those he loves, and learning to put aside his differences for his father in order to learn the ways of the Light, Aiden begins to realize that the thing endangering their lives might not be the threat of the Brethren alone, but the thing taking shape inside of him —readying to unleash itself upon them all.
This is the second and final book in this “series”. I loved the first book and I loved the second one too. Just like the first book this one just flew by. The plot is fun and it never gets boring. It subtly ties in with the first book and carries on the events from it, although this could possibly be read as a standalone.
In this book we get the learn more about Aiden and his family background, and also a lot more about what gateway’s actually are. We also get to know his parents a lot better and what they have been hiding from him. He get’s to learn more about to use his powers and just exactly what consequences the events in the first book are and what their effect on his powers are.
Trevor and Evan get featured quite a lot in this one too and it’s fantastic. They are even better than in the first book, and it is amazing to see how their own relationship changes after some thruths are revealed and other players enter the field. They are still hilarious and super loyal when it comes to Aiden.
We get more familiar with a minor character from book 1, Julie, a girl from both Aiden’s school and church. She herself has some secrets that threaten the friendship she has with Aiden. She is very interesting thought, a perfect combination of damsel in distress and badass mf.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, but start with book number 1 first. They are short but packed with amazingness.