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Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1)

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3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  213 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to questi
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Paperback, 299 pages
Published February 28th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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D.T. Dyllin
Aug 11, 2014 D.T. Dyllin rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it...so of course I'm going to give it 5 stars! ;)
Mistik Ink
Mar 24, 2013 Mistik Ink rated it liked it
Recommends it for: All PNR NA lovers

Warning moms and young teens! This book is misplaced in people's shelfs as a YA. There is descriptive sex in this book, so I wouldn't say it's YA no matter the heroine just turned 18.

New Adult PNR. Humans with powers n sexy dragon shifters. 1st person 1 POV.

I picked up this book for the R2R/BOTM screening we have set up in my group and because it was highly rated by one of my fav. new authors.

The cover does nothing for me, it has too much purple and it's way too busy IMO.
I have been coming ac
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Kristin
Apr 13, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing
If you've read my review for Enemy Through The Gates you will notice that this one is about the same. That would be because this is newly polished publish version of Enemy Through the Gates. Not a whole lot was changed but there were some edits to it that made the story flow smoother than the original.

Let me just start out by saying that when going into this book, I thought it was a YA book. I read the synopsis about an 18yr old girl looking for the perfect boyfriend and then finding out that s
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Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
Sep 16, 2013 Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who love romance with their paranormal
One of the benefits and downfalls of rereading a series is knowing how it ends and this wasn't something I took into consideration when I started reading this series. Once again I fell into this story with ease, but all to quickly we reach that point in the book where PJ realises her feelings for Bryn are more than platonic friends and it was at this point that I lost control of my emotions and I broke down. I was swept up in the here and now but there was that part of my heart that knew what wa ...more
Sympathy
Jan 14, 2016 Sympathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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I really don't know how I felt about this book; I had a cacophony of emotions during my read of it and can't seem to place it with a rating (right now).

What I liked about the book was obviously, the cover. You can tell it has to do with dragons just by looking at it and I love dragons. I also loved the whole concept of Seers, Gatekeepers, and Seekers; there was a really well done uniqueness to the story itself. The plot itself was greatly done, the writing well enoug
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Ren
Dec 07, 2012 Ren rated it it was amazing
***This is a beta read and won't be available until 2013***
WOW!!! Just wow! I am at a loss for words. I really, truly think the author needs to leave this book as is. Stupid me initially thought it was a YA and I kept thinking "there's no fuckin way." I then realized it was New Adult and I was in love. I absolutely love the book. The characters were great and grew with the story. After reading a bit I kept thinking "Why is P.J. such a lip slut?" and "Does this girl have a golden vagina with all
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Monique
Nov 14, 2015 Monique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received this for free through NetGalley

Thanks so much for letting me review this - going to be picking up the next book stat!

The cover is fantastic! Loved the premise of this book and I was happy to find it really engaging and easy to read. The way the exploration of the relationship between P.J. and Bryn was weaved with the paranormal world was flawless and nothing felt misplaced. Big thumbs up for the world building - very descriptive and everyone's role was easy to follow. A great lead in
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Lex (Fastidious Reader)
This book will be on my DNF list. I tried. Really tried to get over it... but I can't. It really annoyed me on how the story develops. Love story sucks. As of 45%, it's really pure love story. And the main problem is mentioned but they didn't really do anything yet. I hate how the girl is attracted to every guys that says they like him beyond everytghing else. And both guys claiming they are suited for her. Uh, hello? Bryn just got out of the picture, the first guy who she slept with, she love h ...more
Bodea
1.5

I was disappointed with this one. The blurb sounded really interesting, but nothing came together for me. The romance felt contrived, character developement was almost nonexistent, the writing didn't do much for me, and the concept/world building was flimsy.

For the first 20 pages, things were looking good. After that, it all goes down hill. I was annoyed by the fact that establishing the romance took precedence over world building. Yes, we're given a few random tidits about Guardians, Seers
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Sara
No he podido acabar este libro. Parece una telenovela de sobremesa xD. Una cosa es un trio pero un cuarteto?!!! Lo siento pero no. El argumento parecía interesante pero se ha ido al garete con todos los supuestos pretendientes. No puedes declarar amor eterno a tu chico y luego ir morreandote con el primer tío que dice que eres suya argggg!!!!
Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
I just have to say it again. This cover is beyond awesome. Seriously.

Now, the book. Well, it's awesome too. It really really is. I loved everything about it. The story, the characters, ... It's original and fun and exciting and romantic and so much more. I suggest you read it as soon as you can because it absolutely belongs to my best-books-ever list. I love love LOVE it. Can't say it enough. I can't wait for the second book in this series!

Thank you D.T. for giving me an ARC copy of this brilli
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Stacy
I am sad to say that I had to DNF HIDDEN GATES approximately 44% in. The teenage/relationship drama was just a bit much for me. That would be ok if this was strictly a YA novel, but there is sex in the book, and not just Oh I had sex yesterday, the sex is described. Then a chapter later, she is so in love, but kissing another boy and so hot for him, and dying because her love isn't there, then kissing another boy. You get the gist.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I copy edited this book and will be doing the other books in this series and do not feel it's appropriate for me to review it. I am putting my review in my private comments for myself only.
Katelin Campbell
Jan 08, 2016 Katelin Campbell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dislike, netgalley
I don't like giving 1 star but the more I write this review, the more I don't like this book. This is not a YA book like I thought it would be when I read the summary but a NA. The New Adult genre is a difficult one. You have a character that's between a teenager and an adult and the author has to find the right balance. I don't believe that balance was found in this book. I had a hard time not rolling my eyes while reading this.

Forbidden love? Check! Love triangle (quadrangle)? Check! Annoying
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY SEERS!!!!!!! Okay okay I have to say a huge THANK YOU to IMR Blog Tours for allowing me to read and review this ARC and be a part of this tour. I have read a few books with seers in it and I have to say that this one had a little twist in it and I immediately started to devour this book. To say I could not stop reading it is such an understatement but I really couldn't.

PJ Stone is a Seer who has no visions. She is frustrated because her gift is not even a gift because she does not see any
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Jessica Johnson
Feb 07, 2013 Jessica Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
What did I think?
Well, I will be honest and say that once I read the blurb I was a bit wary because I am not usually into fantasy/sci-fi books. I'm more of a paranormal romance or YA kinda gal.

But from the first chapter to the last, I was intrigued. This book is pretty addicting. Although I was a little confused when the author was explaining things in the beginning, it didn't take me long to catch on. I loved the world that Dyllin creates.

Like I said, I'm not much of a fantasy reader but Dyllin
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Frishawn Quinn
P.J. is a girl straddling two realities. The first being that of an eighteen year old high school senior, complete with crushes, parties, and pecking orders.

The second...

Well, that's just a little more complicated.

In her second reality, P.J. is a "seer". Able to see portals that lead to and from Earth from other dimensions, P.J. is part of an elite group of people charged to keep the planet safe from all manner of invasion.

Because said is passed through females within the "seer" line and those
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Hidden Gates Review

**This is Not a Ya book, more like New Adult, or Adult, has many sex scenes in it.**

I really enjoyed this story a lot. I liked the world the author created, even if a bit scary at times, lol. No spoilers in this just so you know. I felt pretty dumb thinking this was a YA, It did start with them in the hall in high school, and usually books with HS kids are YA. But was I in
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J.A. Eckert
Dec 02, 2012 J.A. Eckert rated it it was amazing
I read this as a beta reader and I absolutely loved it! It was such a fresh take on a paranormal fantasy for New Adults that it was like opening a Christmas present and with every corner of the wrapper that I "tore off" and got a peak at the gift inside, I got even more exited.

The characters are loveable and genuine. Dyllin does an amazing job of developing realistic characters who you love to root for. The male protag, Bryn, is to die for and our female MC, P.J., is spunky, heartfelt and fun.
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Diane
Feb 11, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it
Hidden Gates by D. T. Dyllin is the first in the P. J. Stone Gates Trilogy. Dyllin introduces a world where Seers, Gatekeepers, Guardians and Speakers exist unbeknownst to the “regs,” or regular humans. Seers and Gatekeepers are at the top of the food chain. Their role is to keep the Earth safe from otherworldly dangers. Since Seer children can only be born from two Seers or a Seer and a Guardian, matches between those two factions are required. Our heroine, P. J., is a high school senior and a ...more
Tanja Brewer
Feb 04, 2013 Tanja Brewer rated it it was amazing
First off I just want to say Wowza and the plot thickens! I am not completely sold on Bryn and Pj 's relationship I am silently rooting in Kohls corner to be honest. OK now before I give too much away PJ is a Seeker, Bryn is her best friend and is a guardian, Jenna is her wild best friend whom I grow to love she is a speaker and Kohl..... well he is a whole lot of man... and inside PJs head. This book is amazing. When I first started to read Hidden Gates I wasn't exactly sure where the story was ...more
Jessy
Jan 28, 2013 Jessy rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love it when I come across books with a brand new take on fantasy. When an author can take your mind into a whole new level of imagination, well they get my thumbs up! What author D.T. Dyllin has done here for you is opened up the world of fairy tales that you grew up with and added a sprinkle of extra magic to keep you turning the pages. She sneaks in characters and before you know it, you're in a circle of a whole new batch of friends. She drags your eyes across the pages hoping ...more
Anna
Feb 05, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing
"You'll always be my best friend"

“Every time I’m with you, it’s like coming home”

Okay, first off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It was a little racier than what I am use to but I was hooked from the very beginning. It was very well written and the story captivated me at every turn of the page. From the way it ended, I hope that I am awaiting another book.

The story starts out with P.J. Stone and her best friend, Bryn, found out they both have feelings for each other. I love best friends fall in lov
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Megan Martin
Feb 23, 2013 Megan Martin rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book in fact it was one of those unexpected reads. I figured it would be good, but I never thought that it would go the way it did, which was quite a pleasant surprise for my mind that's pretty good at predicting what's going to happen.
PJ is a young high school senior that struggles with her seemingly non-existent seer abilities, while realizing that she loves someone she can never have. This is only the beginning of her problems as the world around her shifts, her seer abi
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Emily
Nov 20, 2015 Emily marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
I can't finish this book. I was immediately put off by the overwhelmingly, heavy focus on romance. Yes, the summary clearly indicates that romance would be at the forefront of this book, but it was listed as sci-fi and I was hoping the Seer's warning would lead to a bit more thrilling plot line. Part of the reason I had such a problem with the romance was that it was poorly executed and annoying. Forbidden romance with a love triangle - UGH.

The world building was poor. I had to reread a few para
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Clare dooley
Jan 15, 2013 Clare dooley rated it really liked it
I thought this book was a really good beginning to a trilogy. That said I thought the character building was great, the imagery was really detailed, creating a very quick mental ability to believe in everything going on.
I found all the cliche pnr/ pr/ young adult books to have clear cut good & bad guys. I found the female lead P.J. an interesting combination for the lead heroine. The males are all interesting & w/o spoiling anything I thought there was a really cool combination of super
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Rosie
Nov 30, 2015 Rosie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Warning: This review will contain some mild spoilers.

Summary

Hidden Gates is not what you would expect. It has people with gifts, it has aliens and, what’s more, it has dragons. Its writing style is YA, however it is a book which contains so many references and descriptions of sex that it would be better classified as New Adult. It is a book where a global invasion becomes a reality but it also a book where teen romance and a l
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Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Jan 08, 2013 Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?) rated it really liked it
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

There is so much to this story that I'm afraid of ruining the experience for future readers with too many details. I knew little about Hidden Gates when I started reading it, and it was fun to experience it page by page. Even though it's fictional, there is something that feels unexplanably real about it and I loved that.
Tawney
What first drew me to this book was the cover. It was fantastic! The book was easy to read and I liked the premise. At first I thought I was getting into a YA book but as the book progressed it was clear this was more adult book than YA. The world that Dyllin creates is magical and the characters are relatable. Bryn and P.J. were great characters that definitely had chemistry throughout the book. I loved how Dyllin weaved the paranormal elements with the everyday problems they faced. The world b ...more
Paranormal Tendencies
Jan 18, 2014 Paranormal Tendencies rated it it was amazing
P.J., Bryn, Jenna, Jeremy and Kohl. These are the characters in this amazingly original story of magic, dragons, and possibly the end of existence as we know it. P.J. is a seer and bryn is her protector and that is where the extent of their relationship is supposed to end. But they fall in love anyway and against their community’s rules, they plan to run away together. Then a mysterious stranger shows up and everything changes. Who are they really? And how will stye stop the visions that P.J. ha ...more
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D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes both paranormal and contemporary romance. Anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance.

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband an
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P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Open Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #3)

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