Oct 27 2019
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Blog Tour & Review: Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Favorite Quotes, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment

 

 

 

Beyond the Black Door

by A.M. Strickland
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: October 29th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
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Synopsis:
Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn’t listen …
Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people’s souls while they sleep.
But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it.
When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door.
A.M. Strickland’s imaginative dark fantasy features court intrigue and romance, a main character coming to terms with her asexuality, and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai’s own soul, but the entire kingdom …

Favorite Quotes

Maybe it was a good thing I likely wasn’t capable of love.

I’d always viewed my lack of desire like a stone in the path of becoming like my mother.

I would refit my brokenness to be my armor.

 

 

 

About the Author

AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, her pugs, and her piles and piles of books. She loves traveling, dancing, vests, tattoos, and every shade of teal in existence, but especially the darker ones. She is the coauthor of SHADOW RUN and SHADOW CALL (Delacorte/Penguin Random House) and author of the forthcoming BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR (Imprint/Macmillan).

Review of Beyond the Black Door

Review (4 Stars): Beyond the Black Door was a fascinating tale about the dangers of love and the secrets that we keep trapped in our own minds.  Kamai was a soulwalker like her mother and she planned to follow in her footsteps but there was one little problem.  Kamai felt that she was not capable of feeling love or desire so she was afraid that she couldn’t get close enough to people to be able to travel into their minds.  When her mother is killed by the group that was supposed to protect them, Kamai must put her trust into her step-brother and do the unthinkable.  Open the black door.

This story had so many twists and turns and it was entertaining to learn about Kamai’s abilities.  This book was filled with adventure, mystery and you could see that Kamai was coming to terms with her own sexuality.  Beyond the Black Door was a thrilling adventure and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.

 

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