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Getting There is Half the Battle.

Armed with more unsettling knowledge about Gavin Devereaux and her circle of friends, Camille Hart is faced with new adversities and lethal propositions when she returns to the Amaranth exile to carry out Gavin's risky crusade.

Realizing her journey through the bayou was only the beginning of her struggle to stay with Gavin, she finds that
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Paperback, 245 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Rabbit Hole Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Meg ♥

I received this book to review for the ReadIt&Reap program in the ShutUp&Read group. Thanks to the mods and the author for providing this book for us to read.


First of all let me say I was really excited to start this book. The way things ended with Amaranth made me really want to dig farther into this story and find out what else is in store for Camille and Gavin. While Amaranth took me a little while to get into, The Gates pretty much took no time at all. We are right back where Amaran
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Mar 08, 2012 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: RI&R
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review

Cover: It fits.
Rating NC-17 for the sexiness of it all.
Thumbs Up 4
Overall: I good follow up to the first book.
Characters: Very good.
Plot: A few twist and turns I didn’t see coming.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend Yes
Book Boyfriend: Josh

SUMMARY (50 word or less)

This book was about a journey into Gavin’s world. Camille was along for a long bumpy journey that made me wonder why she put up with so much. But there was a pay off, so she was a better girl than I. I’m lookin
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Nikki  Peterson
Mar 01, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance/ Vamp Fans
Recommended to Nikki by: RI&R via Shut Up and Read Group
Shelves: vamps
We rejoin Cam and Gav at Arianna's at a party to recruit for the resistance against Samila in Amaranth. Plans are made and they return to Amaranth with a little protection provided by Vivienne. They appear in front of Samila and bargain with her to get through the gates.

Once in the village they are reunited again with Gabe and Audrey in exile as humans. Gavin and company meet with the towns people, under Samira's dictate, to join in with their coming resistance forces. The plan is to rise agains
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Book 2 of the Resistance Trilogy...

Okay, so you may or may not know I was on the fence about the last book Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) by Rachael Wade.
In the first installment, there were issues (for me) of characters coming across as victims and not seeming to stand up and assert themselves. After reading the second book in the series, I'm ready to edit my original rating of Amaranth. No more fence, Book 1 gets a solid 4 stars now. "Why?" you may ask of my changing my rating of Amaranth after reading The Gates... Book 2 was just that
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April Smithson
I received this book graciously thru the Read It and Reap group. Many thanks to the author. A delightful sequel to Amaranth. A more rounded story told with enriching detail just enough to give you a wonderful insight to the city of Amaranth and those around our main characters without the excessive over description that many fantasy stories sadly possess. The story is rich with many twists and turns to keep you from putting down your book. I enjoyed this adventure even more than the first and an ...more
Susan Griscom
I was one of the lucky ones to receive an ARC copy of this little gem, the second book in the Resistance Trilogy by Rachael Wade.

This isn’t your normal vampire story. Rachael Wade has created an amazing world for these creatures and she does a terrific job going from our would to theirs. This book has everything, vampires, witches, spells, portals, villains, suspense, mystery, and my favorite, love.

I love reading from the male POV and was quite pleased to see some of that in this book. I think r
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Shy The WidowMaker
Once again I was amazed. Rachael Wade has created another amazing read.I absoultely loved the first book in this series and couldn't wait to read this one. Camille amazed me again with her strength and determination. She is still an awesome character and with a fierce protectiveness for those she loves. The thing I loved with this book is we got more backstory on the other characters. I loved seeing Joel and Arianna's relationship through Arianna's eyes. Arianna became another character I fell i ...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Mar 01, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Writers, Readers, Paranormal, Fantasy
Book 2 The Resistance Trilogy

I continue to be amazed by this author’s skill at world-building, and her ability to evoke character delineation and evolution. Additionally, the suspension of disbelief so important in the genres of paranormal, fantasy, or horror is accomplished so skillfully in this trilogy that the reader never even stops to puzzle whether alternate dimensions such as Amaranth exist, nor whether it is possible that vampires are “real,” products of a “curse” which can be mitigated
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Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
I recieved this ebook for review but that has in now way effected my opinion.
This is book two of the Resistance Trilogy by Rachael Wade.

Camille and Gavin have their hands full leading the resistance in Amaranth against Samira. They face many different obstacles and challenges.
The love that Gavin and Camille share is their greatest strength above all else it drives them forward.
I just love this trilogy and can not wait to read book three! There were several twists in this book that took me by sur
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Cassandra
I received this book for review from the Shut Up & Read group on Goodreads.

As you may know, I absolutely LOVED Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) by Rachael Wade. Rachael Wade has a way of pulling you into a story and making you feel like you're along for the ride.

Same thing goes for The Gates. We hop back into the story where we left off and it's non-stop from there. Camille and Gavin's romance heats up and gets tested in ways you wouldn't even think of. We find out more about the characters that we were left wondering about in Amaranth.
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Fathima
OH MY FROZEN SOUL !!!! What in the world did i just finish ! Wait , thats not what i want to talk about . Agggh , i dont even remember what i actually want to talk about . I think i better get started with this review , before we get interrupted by some powerful witch , who shouldn't even be here in the first place . Maybe he'll just take a wrong turn or something . Or maybe he'll just go and ..... nevermind lets get on with the review .

Vampires with a mission are back and how !!! If you t
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Tiffany
Rachael Wade has done it again. The Gates is another fantastic addition to the Resistance Trilogy.

First of all, this book really steps up the romance. I felt the romance between Cam and Gav was a little lacking in the first book but Rachel has certainly remedied that. I loved the heat and passion between Cam and Gavin. Hot! Hot! Hot!

The plot was excellent. Rachael has also stepped up the action in this one and it was a thrill from cover to cover.

And even with the romance and action, Rachael can
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Lily
** This book was kindly shared by the author through 'Read It & Reap' Group for the purposes of review**

This second installment of the 'The Resistance Trilogy" was excellent! Another fast, action packed read.

Some of the characters that I was very interested in in Book 1 were definitely developed more in this book, and I was able to have a greater insight into the development of their individual stories, and how they came to join together in their quest.

It was very difficult not to see simi
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Kate Givans
My Review:

I have so much to say about The Gates, but I am going to keep it rather brief so that I don’t spoil anything for those of you that have been waiting to read it.

I waited rather impatiently for months to get a chance to find out what happens to Camille and Gavin in the second installment of the Resistance Trilogy. I felt like I was left on edge after the completion of Amaranth, wondering what would happen next. After reading The Gates, I feel exactly the same - I can’t wait for the next
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Dystinee (Kayla)
I received a copy of this book from the ReadIt&Reap program in the ShutUp&Read group here on Goodreads. This is an excellent program, in which authors provide free copies of their ebooks in exchange for honest reviews.

Overall, I enjoyed this second book from The Resistance Trilogy. Like Amaranth, this book is a short, fast paced adventure. On several occasions, I thought I knew where the story was going, but Rachael Wade went in a completely different direction. It kept me on my toes th
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Lanie Malone
Over all I thought this was a good book with a creative, original plot line and back story. It was a nice quick read.

The relationship between Gavin and Camille is very well established and the reader is able to see with clarity, how they feel for one another. I might have enjoyed seeing a bit further into Gabe and Audrey's relationship as well.

The action scenes and the villain Samira deliver and the little twist with her in the end is quite nice and not expected.

Aside from a little more charac
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Stacey Johnson
The second book was just as great as the first book. I really like the way that this author keeps the plot from getting boring and generic. The characters were fully developed. It was east for me to read and enjoy. I liked the mixture of voodoo and vampires. It was nice to see a twist on the vampire world. One twist was the vampires being able turn back into humans. That was definitely not something that I would have thought of to use for a vampire novel. I am excited to read the last book in th ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Do I really have to wait until April!?

March-
So looks like I didn't have to wait until April! Wow I must say that was even better than the first. I do not want to give anything away considering it doesn't come out until April, but by golly that was good. There is a bunch of action and a BUNCH of love.

Gavin and Camille never seize to amaze me. Their relationship is true and honest. In The Gates, their love will get tested. And oh it made me mad but that's all I'll give away!

A more thorough review
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Willinda
If you have read Amaranth, you know that Camille and Gavin are quite not in a good situation. To be honest, it is really bad for them right now. They are going to rise up against the ruler of the magical world, Samira. They have plans, a lot of plans to make that work, but everybody knows how plans like that end. Bad. And even worse…

I liked Amaranth. I really did. I liked Camille as the main character and I liked Gavin, I liked the story lines, and I loved the cover. So I was really excited abou
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Keren Hughes

Now folks I know that some of you may have read my mini-review back in February when I finished the book. But I also know that there will be those that didn't. So if you are one of the ones that did, please bear with me if I seem to be going over the same things as I did back then.

Firstly, my cover-art magpie side tells me to address the cover for THE GATES. So, let's get to it.
The cover for this is slightly darker than that of AMARANTH. This has a less ethereal quality to it than Amaranth did.
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
3.5 Stars
Camille is determined to stand by the man she loves as he works to save his people. Gavin is a vampire and he is leading a resistance to overthrow Samina, their powerful queen. But to do so, he and his small band of supporters must venture across the veil to her kingdom and the realm of Amaranth, where vampires go to reclaim their humanity.

In their travels, they reunite with old friends and uncover new enemies. But the relationship between Camille and Gavin is the driving force of the s
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Stars =)

First things first. This sequel rocked! The story grabbed me from the start and just kept getting better from there. Gavin and Camille are back. They are on the brink of organizing a resistance to free the Amaranthians from Samira's hold. With the help of some hoodoo magic, Gavin, Camille & other vampires are able to travel back to Amaranth safely. With this magic, it prevents Samira and her servants from harming them while in Amaranth. Their mission is to round up support from
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Jessica
www.addictedtonovels.blogspot.com

I had also read & reviewed Amaranth, the first book in this trilogy, and I had loved it but The Gates definitely feels like a step-up! I had been DYING to know what happened next with Gavin and Camille, since they're my favorite characters. Camille is such a kick-ass female character that you don't usually see too often (but I'm noticing more in the YA genre now, thank god), and Gavin is the hot and steamy guy character that everyone loves to read about. ;)

On
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Kayla Eklund
The Gates was an incredible sequel to to Amaranth. The book was one of my favorites of 2012 so far this year. The Gates returns with all of the characters from the first book, and a few new characters. Out of the new characters, I liked Cecile the best. She is very kind and helpful. I couldn't stand Scarlet. I think that she is more evil than Samira in the way she manipulate and deceives people. The characters have matured a lot from Amaranth to The Gates. There was a lot of plot twists and turn ...more
Carly
Sometimes trilogies suffer from second book syndrome, you know what I mean? Brilliant first book, highly anticipated second book that ends up being a little big of a let down. Well never fear, Rachael Wade's second book in The Resistance Trilogy is smokin' hott (yes, with a double T ).Wade never fails to amaze me, with the storyline hotting up, relationships sizzling and some fabulous world building going on, you will not be disappointed with this amazing second instalment.

Camille Hart now has t
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Krystal
This book begins where the first book ended, picking up in a big way. In my opinion, The Gates is better than the first book. Camille and Gavin’s love is tested and there are some steamier scenes. Wade developed every character; I really love that she did this because she created such great characters. The plot twists and turns were predictable at times, but truly surprised me at others. I had a hard time putting this book down and probably stayed up too late reading almost every night. Most im ...more
Franjessca
Review can also be found Book Lovin Mamas

I received a copy of this book from Rachael Wade to review. I reviewed the first book and loved it. The sequel lived up to my expectations. =)
I'm so glad to be back in the comfort of Camille and Gavin. I love those two together. Although, in this book they went through some trials. I felt terrible for what Camille was put through because of certain female that Gavin used to be with showed up in this book and made it difficult for both Gavin and Camille. C
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Nereid
This series was surprisingly good, I thought they were going to be the predictable story line between human girl and vampire boy, girl loses boy, girl gets boy back, blah blah blah but I was wrong. The second book in the series start where the other one ends and Camille who started off as this timid abused person becomes someone who fights to be with the one she loves. Gavin is the ultimate gentleman and refuses to sleep with her till they are married which sounds like twilight but there the sim ...more
Crystal Clifton
Oh wow how anyone can give this less than 5 stars I hated to put this down. I can't say anything without giving away the story plot so I will concentrate on the characters. I am still so in love with Gavin and Gabe, Camille is still crazy awesome. This story has such action I could picture every step from the gates of Amaranth to the fights and destruction and the looks on their faces from Samira to Scatlett and beyond the rest. I can imagine listening to Vivienne talk in her accent I caught mys ...more
H.K. Savage
The Gates, Book 2 of The Resistance Trilogy by Rachael Wade

Five stars!!!
What a great follow up to Amaranth! Wade jumps right into the action and fills us in on enough to bring us back into her world without bogging down her fast paced storyline.

I’d forgotten how much I liked her character development and quick dialogue. The world of Amaranth is so real I feel like I can step right into it. The descriptions are fabulous without being too lengthy and her ability to evoke emotion is wonderful. Eve
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Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Bra
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“Gavin! What’ll I wear home?”
“Cloak.” His voice roughened and he ripped harder, tossing the material to the ground. I felt his smile when he kissed my neck, and shivers ran down my back at the sound of his low growl.
“I made that! I don’t have many of those, you know.”
“Cam,” he snaked one hand around my stomach and made his way north, slipping one hand into my corset top to grope my chest. “You won’t be thinking about it when I’m inside you.” His hips shifted off my back and he separated my legs with his knee, his breathing ragged against my shoulder. “Now forget the damn dress.”
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“Please, let me take you home. You’re drunk.”
“I am not.” I shoved him, spilling some kind of delicious poison on him. “Go home and have a wild time with Ms. Scarlet. In the bedroom. With the—”
“Okay, you’re starting to talk board game. Let’s go home, babe. I’ll get you into bed.”
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