Hey bookworms! How are we all doing on this dashing Friday evening??
It’s week three of my reading slump and I’m really starting to feel it. There are so many book sitting on my shelf (tick tock goes the library due dates eek!), but I have absolutely no motivation to pick any of them up. Luckily, I’ve been pacing myself through my most recent read, The Sixth Gate. It was fairly quick paced and the first book I’ve finished in weeks so snaps all around for that!!
Let’s hop right into the review then!
***I received this copy from K.T. Munson in exchange for my honest review.***
Book: The Sixth Gate
Author: K.T Munson
Published July 7th 2017 by Createspace
The interplanetary gates have existed between the five planets and the Netherworld for as long as living memory.
Dr. Elisabeth Avery is a woman caught between two worlds. Little does she know that others like her, other half-breeds, are being hunted. When a creature drags a princess into the Netherworld, Elisabeth is determined to save her by any means necessary.
Meanwhile, on the planet of Hystera, a Keeper and his assistant investigate a grisly string of suicides and are in need of someone with Elisabeth’s skills. The Gate Guardians and Elisabeth are aware that something is coming and know that it has something to do with the Netherworld bleeding through to the planets, but not why.
Will Elisabeth be able to come to terms with who she is in time to face the coming threat? (from Goodreads)
- Love the world building. There were so many places, five worlds and a Netherworld, but they were balanced so well. I was able to gain a general understanding of the world and was able to hop from place to place. Each was very distinct, even as the book hopped from world to world.
- I enjoyed exploring Ki’s defined moral limitations. He was definitely up to some ~questionable~ business with the expelling of souls and whatnot. I appreciated how he drew the line within his morals, but I wish we could have explored Ki’s reaction to a couple of other soul hits before he drew that line.
- Elisabeth’s journey! Watching Elisabeth learn to accept both sides of herself throughout the book was truly an incredible. We love watching top notch character development.
- Lots of places, lots of people, and lots of juggling. There were lots of characters and perspectives that were explored throughout the book. There were definitely moments where I was wondering who are these people, but it made the puzzle pieces clicking together all the more satisfying when we figured it out.
- I wanted to feel the stakes a bit more. There was not a single moment that wasn’t packed to the brim with action, but I wish there were more heart pounding no way no way no way moments.
All around, a very enjoyable read. If you’re looking to dive headfirst into a quick fantasy read with immersive world building, then The Sixth Gate might be for you!
What are some of your favorite books with great world building? Have you read The Sixth Gate?? What did you think?