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Title: The Gateway Through Which They Came (The Gateway #1)
Author: Heather Marie
Publication Date: August 25, 2014
Synopsis: To seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz, letting the dead walk through his body to reach the other side comes with the territory. Being a Gateway isn’t an easy job, but someone’s gotta send Bleeders where they belong. Heaven. Salvation. Call it whatever you want. Dead is dead.
But when his search for Koren Banks––the girl who went mysteriously missing seven months ago––leaves him with more questions than answers, he finds himself involved in something far more sinister and beyond his control.
With the threat of the Dark Priest's resurrection, and his plan to summon his demon brothers from hell, Aiden is left to discover his identity before the Dark Priest's curse infecting his blood consumes him, and before the world as he knows it succumbs to the darkness of hell on earth.
Why?: When I read this synopsis, I knew this book needed to go on my TBR list ASAP. It sounds creepy and magical and what does that even mean that the dead use people as Gateways?! I have been really excited about this book for a while, so I jumped on the chance to read it when I could.
Expectations: I expect this book to have a lot of really creepy scenes, especially since it seems to feature the dead so heavily. And with the threat of hell on earth. I also expect there to be quite a bit of world-building, since this sounds unlike any world I've ever read about. And maybe a little romance? I won't be upset if there isn't any though.
Judging a book by its cover: I actually really like this book. It sort of screams FANTASY to me, and I think that's pretty cool. I'm also a fan of the hand coming out of the guy's chest - I guess that's supposed to be a soul using his body as a Gateway? The colors and the purple all fit together very well too, and I like how everything gives off this really haunting vibe. I'd totally pick this up if I saw it on a shelf somewhere.