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Gates of thread and stone
Lee, Lori M., author.
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New York : Skyscape, [2014]
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335 pages : map ; 22 cm
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. She will leave the only home she's ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making.

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" Gates of Thread and Stone is a fast-paced, heart-wrenching whirl of a story full of magic, immortals, and a romance that will leave readers gasping for more. I adored the tough, scrappy narrator and fell in love with the boy chasing after her heart. Lori M. Lee introduces us to a fantasy world unlike any other and gives us the first taste of an epic love story in the making. I can't wait for more!" -Mindee Arnett, The Nightmare Affair series and Avalon series

"A thrilling adventure in a vivid world, Gates of Thread and Stone is the kind of book you want to read both fast and slow: fast to find out what happens next and slow to savor the journey. I couldn't put it down." -Sarah Beth Durst

"Lee has woven a captivating fantasy that will thread its way into your heart and pull you into a world of magic and intrigue." -Christina Farley, Gilded

" Gates of Thread and Stone is inventive, romantic, and gripping. I was hooked from the first page!" -Amy Tintera, Reboot and Rebel

"Lori M. Lee excels in building a world of intrigue, oppression, and magic amidst a Labyrinth setting as twisted and winding as the secrets hidden inside her characters' hearts. Fans of strong heroines who don't need a boy to hold their hands, action-packed fighting scenes, and whispers of steampunk and mythology, will find themselves wishing they, too, could manipulate the threads of time, if only to stay inside the story a little longer." -A.G. Howard, author of the critically acclaimed Splintered series

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Booklist Review

In the North District of Ninurta, life is hard. Teenage Kai and her adopted older brother, Reev, must work hard and look sharp as they navigate the dangerous neighborhoods that surround the stack of repurposed shipping containers where they make their home. Reev has taught Kai how to handle herself, but she has a secret weapon she can manipulate time. In Ninurta, technology and magic are closely intertwined and even more closely controlled by the ruler, Khal Ninu, who is rarely seen. Reev insists that Kai never use her gift lest the Khal get wind of it, but when Reev goes missing, she must use everything at her disposal to find and rescue him. Aided by her best friend, the handsome and inscrutable Avan, Kai leaves the city and tangles with forces both physical and magical. Though indistinct world-building and a reliance on exposition after the fact occasionally muddy this mostly promising debut, readers who look for lots of romance along with their fantasy adventure will not be disappointed.--Willey, Paula Copyright 2014 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-In this debut fantasy, 17-year-old orphan Kai struggles to earn credits that will help her rise above her station. Kai has a special ability, which the author chooses to reveal slowly-she can manipulate time. Reev is an older orphan boy who rescued Kai when she was eight years old and adopted her. They remain close, and it's this bond that drives Kai to search for Reev when he goes missing, even if it means getting caught up in a revolution. The suspense builds as Kai wrestles with her developing feelings for Avan, the shopkeeper's son. Jessica Almasy does an excellent job of portraying Kai, and her reading will have listeners rapt until the end. Teens will wonder about the final outcome of the relationship between Kai and Avan and will look forward to the sequel.-Sheila Acosta, San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.