Friday, September 11, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Gecko's Gate by Dennis Stein


On a planet ruled by reptiles, amphibians, and insects, three young friends are faced with the task of saving their entire world from annihilation by a wicked and terrifying warlord. 

When the evil lizard lord Cyrus Malthor sets out to claim the realm for his own, it is up to brave Chase, wise Jonas, and feisty Kiko to embark on a great adventure that will determine the fate of their beloved homeland and the future existence of the peace-loving reptilian races. After Cyrus lays claim to the Gecko’s Gate, a magical artifact that has the ability to transport him and his armies anywhere in the blink of an eye, he appears unstoppable. Little does he know that an ancient prophecy has foretold that three will unite against him and hinder his great plan. 

Join Chase, Jonas, and Kiko as they journey through lush rainforests, hidden caves, and scorching deserts, meet mysterious amphibians and powerful leaders, and battle giant insects and formidable armies in their quest to regain the Gate, fulfil the prophecy, and rid their world of Cyrus Malthor once and for all.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This book was a book that I will read over and over! It told a majestic story of 3 heroines, friends, armies, and tyrants. Every single page had me hooked and I was interested in what would happen next. I love how realistic the book is in terms of how these reptiles and amphibians look, what they eat, and where they live. On the other hand, the characters feel human and have wonderful thoughts and actions. 

My favorite character(s) are Durkar and Kiko. I loved Durkar because he loves and protects his people. He died so everyone else could live. I also loved Kiko because everything was taken from her and yet she still finds a way to be happy and brave, most importantly she has love in her heart. 

My favorite part is when they beat Cyrus and the realms are once again safe. 

I recommend this book for any and everyone because I can't say enough good things about it! 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up. 

This book was published on September 1, 2015.