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Evil Star, by Anthony Horowitz

ddanahs's review against another edition

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1.0

uhm...didn't finish it. i was thinking it should be good easy book to read when i don't wanna think about anything, but it's just too easy for me. Sentences are so simple and characters are not believable, plus plot is kinda crappy. Maybe it's just because i'm too old for this...

hi_im_tate's review against another edition

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5.0

Wow...game changer...thanks...

ltdory's review against another edition

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4.0

Really enjoyed it. Although so far I prefer the first instalment of this series due to its creepy factor. However, this one had a different and welcome tone to it. Fasted paced, full of action but lacked a bit of suspense. Nice character development and interactions. It's gripped me enough to continue with this series.

fifiey's review against another edition

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2.0

Meh. It's annoying. Too much drama. I got bored and skipped a page or two (I never did this in my previous readings).

monstertjoffzan's review against another edition

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3.0

Not as good as the first one..

indiepauli47's review against another edition

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2.0

2.5 stars.

williamsdebbied's review against another edition

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4.0

It turns out that Raven's Gate is not the only portal that needs to be closed and that Matt is not the only one who can close it. He soon meets Pedro, another gatekeeper that he has only seen in his dreams. Can they close the next gate before the Old Ones escape into the world?

Another exciting page-turner.

nkardasz's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

gloriousbooks's review against another edition

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4.0

Full review up on the blog: http://gloriousbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/series-spotlight-gatekeepers-2.html

As usual, with any book that's in a series, I can't help but compare it to the books that came before. Whilst I thought Raven's Gate was really creepy, Evil Star was incredibly thrilling.



This book definitely had its special moments. There were times where I would get a real adrenaline rush just reading a certain chapter where the characters got into a spot of bother. It made for such an exciting read that I finished in no time. Even when there wasn't anything happening much plot wise, I would be waiting for something dramatic to happen - the anticipation was great.



The writing was as great as ever. I really love how Horowitz has never failed so far to build up so much suspense. I really managed to feel everything I was supposed to for the characters. I was full of anxiety and amazement at parts, especially the moments where I was really gunning for the characters to get away from danger.



The introduction of the new character, Pedro was flawless. He was there more or less from the beginning and he was brought into the story with no hiccups whatsoever. I took a liking to him immediately and I thought he and Matt interacted really nicely - they came across as close as brothers sometimes which was incredibly sweet.



Overall I thought this was a great read. I'm really anxious to find out when all of the characters get together because judging by this book, when the five come together, it's going to be epic.

alexis_michelle's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0