Jun 13, 2016

Recent Reads: The Blue Door by Christa Kinde

Source: From Netgalley and Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review. 

The Blue Door (Threshold #1)The Blue Door by Christa Kinde
Series: Threshold #1
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date:  November 2012


Format: Ebook



Goodreads Synopsis: 
The first in a new series about 14-year-old Priscilla Pomeroy, who has the ability to see angels hidden among us, as well as the blue door that leads to the spiritual/heavenly realms. As we meet her and other characters, including behind-the-scenes angels, we learn that there is a reason Prissy can see these things, and she is a key player in a spiritual war unfolding around her.
I expected so much more from this book, and I am a little disappointed with it. This is an older book, but it has been sitting in my Netgalley for a while, it is also the start to a series. I was hoping to love this book - as I do with most things I read but this one fell short. 

The plot of this book is that Priscilla (Prissie) can see angels and there is a reason for it... sadly we do not find out what that reason is, nor is there ANY action what-so-ever involving our main characters. We meet a bunch of angels throughout the book but none of them really do anything. I guess this being the first in a series there is a lot more to come BUT I didn't like this installment enough to continue with the series - so alas I will never know.
Also, Prissie reads between a 10-14 year old and that is a big age difference for a character. I kept feeling like she was a lot younger than she was supposed to be. I couldn't get a good feel for her real age and only know it because of the synopsis.

I think that this book might be great for someone who enjoys the lore of angels but it was not for me. I think it spent too much time referring to the Bible and to the angels faithfulness rather than creating a plot that was engaging. There really was no plot to this- yes, Prissie can see angels and yes, she meets a good amount of them but the reader doesn't get anything other than that... the war the synopsis mentions is not in this book. 

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