He always knew he was different.First there were the dreams.Then the deaths began When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police, he s sent to be fostered in Yorkshire It s not long before he senses there s something wrong with his guardian with the whole village Then Matt learns about the Old Ones and begins to understand just how he is different But no one willHe always knew he was different.First there were the dreams.Then the deaths began When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police, he s sent to be fostered in Yorkshire It s not long before he senses there s something wrong with his guardian with the whole village Then Matt learns about the Old Ones and begins to understand just how he is different But no one will believe him no one can help There is no proof There is no logic There is just the Gate.
Raven s Gate He always knew he was different First there were the dreams Then the deaths began When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police he s sent to be fostered in Yorkshire It s not long before he sen
What do you get when you mix elements of Harry Potter, Stephen King, and Night at the Museum together You get Raven s Gate.This was a very quick and enjoyable read and had me on the edge of my seat I could hardly put it down Of course it is a story or Good vs Evil I fell in love with Matt the minute he was introduced and knew there was to him than met the eye And the unfolding of his story was done very well and in such a way that you were hooked from the beginning to the end.It is the first bo [...]
I wish there were YA books that involved vats of face melting acid.Review at some point.
This book was kind of cheesy Ok Not just kind of Really cheesy.I can picture it Horowitz sitting down to write Stephen King for teens Except that Stephen King for teens doesn t have any of the interesting scary bits that normal Stephen King does.Matthew Freeman or just Matt, because reasons is 14 and an orphan and apparently super important to the sort of person I imagined a Satanist to be when I was 10 TL DR synopsis view spoiler Dead parents Crappy aunt takes him in Crappy aunt doesn t like be [...]
Fourteen year old Matt Freeman is an orphan in a lot of trouble After he s caught stealing he is funneled into the LEAF system, a new program that England has put in place to deal with youthful offenders Through LEAF, Matt is fostered with the evil Mrs Deverill, a satanic witch bent on torturing Matt Everyone Matt gets close to has a bad habit of ending up dead and no one can seem to tell him about something called Raven s Gate a mysterious place that is somehow tied to Matt s own psychic abilit [...]
This is a pretty good book I wouldn t say there were any memorable moments that I really adored, but the overall story was quite interesting It had quite a pace and barely slowed down I was hooked from the start and I am definitely going to read the rest of the series Eventually.Butthere was something missing Don t get me wrong, it was suspenseful It should be a mini series.Let me see how I can phrase this.It wasring No Slow Definitely not It just didn tresonatewith me Yeah, I know it sounds pre [...]
Raven s Gate is the re written form of The Devil s Door Bell published 1985 , I can t comment on what has and hasn t changed in the text of this version and Anthony Horowitz s book published over twenty years ago I do know that the Pentagram Chronicles was a series that was never finished I think that The Gatekeepers is finished In Raven s Gate, orphan Matt Freeman and his friend Kalvin break into a warehouse and are caught in the act, Matt is given the option of possible jail time because the g [...]
I m always on the lookout for things that would interest my nephew, partially because we share a taste in books Or at least, he reads many books that I liked when I was his age As such, I usually tend to read much of the new books before I send them to him.Raven s Gate is the first in a series of 5 books by Anthony Horowitz The first book follows Matt, a young boy who has been enrolled into the LEAF program after being a somewhat unwilling accomplice in what should have been a simple snatch grab [...]
4.25 stars I really enjoyed this book It was fast paced, thrilling and creepy in all the right ways I ll be continuing on with the series and I m most hoping to see some character growth from our protagonist because this was the first book and there was a lot of build up, I feel like I didn t really get to know Matt as a character most of his thoughts and dialogue were related to things happening around him which is why we didn t get to see him as himself I actually laughed out loud quite a few [...]
There s very little in the core story of _Raven s Gate_ that s original Horowitz borrows heavily both from older sci fi fantasy horror works Lovecraft and Stephen King, most noticeably and mythology to create a world within a world that in no way feels either new or particularly scary If you read enough in the previously mentioned genres, you will have seen nearly all of these concepts used at least once elsewhere, and probably used better And if you have seen them, then this story becomes utter [...]
This is the start of a new series by Anthony Horowitz, bordering on mild horror I did not find this nearly as good as Stormbreaker I felt like the first half of the book was spent setting the scene, with the protagonist, Matt, feeling bewildered by the unusual turns his life has taken As part of an alternative discipline program, he has been sent to live and work in the country with creepy Miss Deverill and her even creepier handyman, Noah When he tries to escape, all of the roads lead back to M [...]
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I M IN LOVE This book finally broke my one star reads spell Matthew Matt Freeman is not a normal kid And he knows it.He knew his parents were going to die even before it happened He just doesn t know howBefore proceeding with the review, I would like to thank Laura Pent for sending the book to me and luring me into reading it Seriously This was the best thing that ever happened to me Okay, that was too dramatic But you get the point.The book starts with Kelvin, Matt s friend suggesting they rob [...]
Matt Freeman is an orphan on the wrong side of the law He is convinced by his friend to break in to a warehouse and promised that no one will be hurt Then things go terribly wrong and suddenly he s being accused of a crime he didn t commit Although he s not charged, his aunt decides that enough is enough and she can t look after him any He is put into the LEAF project, designed to help juvenile delinquents Unfortunately, this is just the start of his troubles He is sent to the creepy village of [...]
Debating between 1 and 2 stars I decided to go 1, because I didn t like it The best thing I can say about it, really, is that it was short I will say 1.5, though, because I usually reserve 1s for books I just completely hate, and this didn t even annoy me enough to make me hate it it was just stupid.Basically, it takes a ton of horror story cliches the ubiquitous Old Ones from another dimension wanting back in, the crazy villagers wanting to let them, performances of the Black Mass, which seemed [...]
I could almost go 5 stars on this one.Matt has had a hard life He had loving parents and lived in a nice house, was a happy child and loved.Then his parents were killed in an auto accident Don t I remember something about another magical kid losing his parents and getting told it was an auto accident Oh well, probably nothingjust my memory playing tricks I guess Anyway there was no one left to take Matt in, except his mother s sister who is unlovingd really doesn t want the boy I keep thinking I [...]
First off, i want to say that i read first Necropolis which is the book 4 in this fabulous series.The gatekeepers is sooo awesome , it has supernatural events, suspense, action, it s thrilling, it s so wonderful, i love it.Even though i first read the book 4 in the series, i could perfectly get into the story, Anthony Horowitz, explains there some things that happened in the previous books, so that if someone like me happened to commit the mistake of reading the 4th book first instead of startin [...]
Um livro que combina v rios g neros, como o sobrenatural e o suspense N o foi um livro que adorei mas li com entusiasmo, sendo que ficou muita, muita coisa por explicar, o que funciona como uma chamariz para termos mesmo de ler os pr ximos livros Um leitura agrad vel, para quem gosta do sobrenatural mas sem nos apresentar nada de verdadeiramente original
5_6 4 .
Easy to read Not for children.
i love matt i dont want any bad things to happen to him
I liked this book because it was very descriptive towards the storylinr
Matt Freeman lives at Ipswich and he seems to be a troubled teenager after he lost his parents in a car crash and was fostered by his aunt Gwenda He needs money desperately and reluctantly agrees to thug a DVD store with his friend Kevin but is caught by the guard who is stabbed by Kevan Soon the police arrive and arrest Kievan and investigate bout Matt After a judgement is passed Matt is left to the LEAF project and taken to a small town called Lesser Malling where he is fostered by Jayne Dever [...]
Reviewed by Spreeha for TeensReadTooDo you believe in witches or the Old Ones Matt has been accused of committing a crime which actually he really didn t do So now he has a choice to either go to jail or stay with an old lady named Mrs Deverill in a remote area called Lesser Malling because of the government s new law called the LEAF Project Matt should have chosen jail because he will soon find out that someone is planning something there at Lesser Malling, and Matt is in the middle of all the [...]
Have you ever had a choice between going to jail or a foster home What would you choose I would choose a foster home because it s better than jail The genre of this book is Realistic Fantasy because it feels like it can happen but you know it can t 14 year old Matthew Freeman helps out a boy to rob an electronics warehouse and is caught by a police Then is sent to Lesser Malling A women named Mrs Deverill is Matthews foster parent Matt starts hearing noises at night and plans an escape When he c [...]
As long as I live, I will NEVER forget the exhilarating, beautiful, original and suspenseful entertainment of The Gatekeepers series, or all of Anthony Horowitz s writing in general I seriously wonder why it is not popular Perhaps it got overshadowed by the Alex Rider series I can t see how their genres are entirely different.When I first read Raven s Gate, I thought, judging by the summary, that this would be mature enough for me to read I was in the seventh grade, but I was an avid reader Rea [...]
I am very disappointed that this is considered a Young adult book My children discovered this book in their Elementary library I have read a few Alex Rider Books because my children were interested in reading them As I read the Alex Rider series, I felt the issues were too mature for children I felt they were extremely disturbing based on the violent themes and imagery.I found my 9 year old son reading Raven s Gate and decided I needed to review it before he was allowed to read it He only made i [...]
i realy enjoyed this book Ravens Gate by Anthony Horrowitz It is very suspensful and kinda keeps you on edge the whole time your reading it is about this young boy named matt, who gets himself into trouble and gets sent to live with an old woman with the LEAF project, a governmental experiment to keep juveniles out of the jails by placing them with another family in a desolate place and to work them and give them a chance to stay out of jail he gets sent to live with Mrs Deverill, a grumpy old l [...]
I didn t read this book, I devoured it Never mind the fact that I have read it before in the distance past, even when the memories of the book seeped back into my brain I didn t care because it was so damn good.This book is simply magnificent, it is strange, mysterious and at time freaking terrifying.Someone should really consider turning it in to a movie, its simply that good.I love Matt as a character, he is not whiny or incompetent rather he comes out strong and a little rebellious The only p [...]