Title: Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1)
Author: Lori M. Lee
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: Aug. 05, 2014
“Was I seriously ogling his wrist?” -Lori M. Lee, Gates of Thread and Stone
In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.
This was the first book I have read electronically, and I am glad! I wouldn’t have heard of it otherwise.
This book was a great read, it pulled me in from the start and had me in its grip until the end. The concept of the story was amazing and so were the characters. Kai is strong and determined, but she had tunnel-vision when it came to Reev. She didn’t see just how much Avan was into her, or think of the implications that came with some of her actions. There were some twists that had left my jaw on the floor, but they made the story even more interesting. Overall, it was a great novel and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second one!