Lori M. Lee
Published By: Skyscape
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Date Read: November 23, 2014
Genre: YA - Epic Fantasy
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.
Gates of Thread and Stone was one of the books that I downloaded after trying to find some more awesome fantasy books. I never used to be a fan of fantasy and only got into them a few years ago after trying, and adoring, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Since then I've been trying to find more fantasy books. I have found some that I have loved, and some that I have not. Unfortunately Gates of Thread and Stone was one of those that I did not.
To be honest I can't really say whether I would have put this one down had I been reading it and not listening to the audio. I might have given it more of a chance but for the audio edition I was just super bored. The storyline and world building did not grab me at all and all I kept thinking about was other books and books I have on my shelf to read that I haven't yet got to. With this feeling and adding tot he fact that some of the things the main heroine said was just utterly stupid and irritating I just couldn't finish this book.
If you are big fantasy fan you will probably love this but it just wasn't for me unfortunately.