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Title: Gates of Thread and Stone
Author: Lori M. Lee
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Synopsis: 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.
Why?: Okay, so pretty much everything about this book sounds amazing! A Labyrinth! Secret Magic! Secret Magic that involves manipulating TIME!
Expectations: I kind of don't want read any reviews or find out more about this book because from the little I know, I think I'm going to love it. I'm expecting a really interesting take on a unique magic system. I am also expecting an awesome labyrinth.
Judging a book by its cover: This cover is gorgeous! The clothing style and the dirty alley is intriguing. And the magic threads that create the title font are so cool. This is one of those covers that definitely draws me in.