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Gateway - Sharon Shinn
Gateway
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As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring?and tells her that ?black jade? translates to ?Daiyu??she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it?s more than that; it?s magic. It... show more
As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring?and tells her that ?black jade? translates to ?Daiyu??she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it?s more than that; it?s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There?s only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever. . . .
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670011780 (0670011789)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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waltzy
waltzy rated it
Picked this up in the library today. The premise was interesting, but the romance fell a little flat for me -- she just fell for him too quickly, and then spent the rest of the book wondering when she could see him again. I didn't really feel compelled to finish reading.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
3.0
Opening line–”Daiyu looked over the assortment of jewelry at the old woman’s booth and didn’t see anything she liked.”First of all, I loved the cover. The designer had obviously read the book, or knew enough about it to be true to details like the color of Kalen’s hair. It had just the right feel, a...
katethebookmonsters
katethebookmonsters rated it
3.0 Gateway
There were so many features in this book for me to love: the cover, world travel, setting, etc. Yet, for some reason, most of this novel just fell flat. While Shinn's premise was really interesting and creative, the pacing of the novel was just not fast enough for me. I kept waiting for something ex...
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