The first novel in Karisa DeLay's Crystal Gate series is that of intrigue and paranormal discovery, leading you along as good and evil wait for the balance of life to shift. While leaving you suspended, your new perspective of the world Alexis uncovers will have grabbing for the next book.
Alexis Zen, a brilliant physicist with a hidden past, wants only to understand human history and find a way to recreate the ancient technology that puzzles modern man, but her job of developing a top-secret device for the U.S. Military puts her projects on hold. However, when a loved one is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Alexis is plunged into an enigmatic world where dimensions open and supernatural beings emerge from the shadows. Unknown to Alexis, she holds the key that will unlock gates to the mysteries of the universe. As she gets closer to the truth, one person in her life will be more involved and cause the fate of the world- and her own sanity-to hang in the balance.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Delay has created an in-depth and intricate storyline that will keep you guessing and keep you thinking. She combines science with mythology and more to create a vivid and entirely new world. There was a spooky feel to the entire story. Her descriptions range from dark and foreboding to brilliantly vivid. There are shades and levels to this novel that are so intricately crafted that you can’t help but be intrigued. The story was quite enjoyable but did take me a bit to get into. This novel has a large cast of characters, the bulk of whom are very well developed. You get to know them on a variety of different levels and through a large number of circumstances. There’s someone for everyone to identify with. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Wont be reading the sequels.
I originally purchased this book because I am an Ohio native and am familiar with the author's family. I also like the genre, have heard rumors of what maybe stored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and was tired of reading about vampires and werewolves. I like that the main character has a flawed history and used hypnosis to unlock secrets from her past. I thought that freezing a person (from the inside out) was a novel way to kill someone off but am still unsure of the identity of the shadowy figures in suits. A love triangle thrown into the mix never hurts anything either. The hint at there being another dimension reminded me a little of The Golden Compass. It was a quick read and the ending definitely leaves you ready for book two.