Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Gates by Rachael Wade: Music Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway!

The Gates On Tour!
Book 2 of The Resistance Trilogy, a paranormal fantasy romance series. Available 4/25 from Amazon, and Barnes and Noble

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 leaving her Louisiana home is the least of her worries. New evils await her on the other side, and as she and her friends press on with their mission, they are confronted with the reality that everything doesn't always go according to plan.

As secrets unfold and alliances are formed and broken, only the strongest will survive and the power of love will be tested when a war between witches, humans, and vampires erupts into an all-out power struggle and all is on the verge of being lost.

· Song: Lacrymosa
· Artist: Evanescence
· Tour Date: 4/22/12
· Venue: Samira’s Throne Room
· Scene Snapshot: Samira reminds Gavin and Camille who is in charge, setting revelations into motion that have the power to alter the resistance’s mission and much, much more.
· Anthem: I can't change who I am.
Not this time, I won't lie to keep you near me.
And in this short life, there's no time to waste on giving up.
My love wasn't enough.

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Be sure to read book one before you read The Gates. Enter the world of Amaranth by picking up a copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords. Visit on Wednesday, April 25th for The Gates launch party!

My Review:
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 turns in this book. Some of the plot twists made me mad. Other plot twists made me laugh and cry. I think the author's writing has also matured a lot from book one to book two, which is saying something because book one is absolutely amazing. The Gates left a lot of questions unanswered. I am dying to read book three, The Tragedy of Knowledge, and get the answers to what I want to know. I recommend The Gates to everyone that has read Amaranth. If you haven't read Amaranth, you should pick up both books and read them . Trust me, you won't regret it.

I give The Gates: 5/5.

The Giveaway:
One lucky winner will both Amaranth and The Gates in ebook form. There are a few rules though.

  • Follow my blog via GFC
  • Leave a comment with your GFC name and email address 
  • Winners will be picked at midnight on 4/29 EST
The next sop on the tour is Addicted to Novels. 


  1. Tweeted, great review. I needed to pass the word.

  2. Hey, Kayla! Thanks so much for reviewing book 2 and for hosting me on this tour. I really appreciate your time and support and I'm glad to hear that this installment didn't disappoint. :)

    Off I go to share your post link...

    Much love

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow via GFC: Doodle
    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  4. Hey Kayla,
    Thanks for giveaway. Like your blog...especially the side bar buttons. Did join via GFC and also followed on Networked blogs. Hadn't followed before on networked.

    Return the favor and follow networked or join GFC on my blog? It's
    Thanks a bunch.
    Always a pleasure.
    Ciao for now,

  5. Great review :)

    Following via GFC (Sheri -

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I am really looking forward to The Gates. Thank you for your wonderful review that confirms just what I was hoping for, a really good read :)
    GFC Denise Zaky

  7. GFC: Jem Juliette Jewels Jade
    thanks for the book giveaway! :D

  8. I missed the giveaway but will not be disappointed by purchasing it somehow anyway.

    I'm following you.
    Here's my blog