Hello! I saw an amazing review of this book on One Book More, and I immediately wanted to read the book. I’m very glad that I did. I read the entire thing on Wednesday, and I’m very glad that I did. So, here is my review of The Green Door, by Heather Kindt.
The Green Door
Author: Heather Kindt
Release Date: June 11th 2020
Genre: Young adult, fantasy, romance
Series? The Eternal Artifacts #1
*this review is spoiler free*
The game was supposed to be easy… enter the door, find the object, collect the prize money.
But nothing is ever that easy for Meg Covington. Her dad keeps a roof over her head, but college is out of the question. Her best friend, Brek, will leave for school, and she’ll be trapped in her hometown—that is until Meg discovers the flyer for Rosenbaum’s game hanging in the entryway of the record store.
Within the basement of the mansion lies the white passage, a hallway lined with colorful doors. When each door turns out to be a portal to another world, things get complicated quickly. If they find the object within the world, Meg will take her first step towards freedom. But is it really just a game, or a one-way ticket to something much more dangerous?
The Green Door is the first book in Heather Kindt’s young adult fantasy series. If you like strong female leads, adventure, snarky attitudes, and sexy sirens, then you’ll love the first installment in the Eternal Artifacts series.
I received a digital review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
The synopsis of this book made me really interested, and the plot didn’t let me down. It was engaging and quick-paced, and it was never too difficult to figure out what was going on.
Meg and Brek’s relationship was amazing. They’ve known each other for a long time, and are very comfortable with each other. Of course, there was a bit of drama, but they were always supportive of each other and kept their friendship strong. There were hints throughout the book that subtly suggested that Brek might want to be more than friends. However, he doesn’t tell Meg any of this, most likely because he’s scared that it might do something to their friendship.
Carter is the exact opposite. He’s only known Meg for a short time, unlike Brek, however, he makes his feelings pretty obvious.
My favorite part by far, however, was the banter. The dialogue was really funny and descriptive. I absolutely love books with hilarious banter and witty conversations between the characters. (Percy Jackson anyone?) Since Meg and Brek have known each other forever their conversations are engaging and are really fun to read.
Not just talking about the dialogue though; overall, I thought that the writing was very good. The descriptions of the world inside the green door were vivid and magnificent, and I could picture so clearly in my head what the world would look like.
This book went too far too fast. I was not expecting the level of intensity that was brought upon the characters once they entered the door. They were in mortal danger many times, and it was terrifying.
But I also am not the biggest fan of more gory books. I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this because I’ve said that it’s too intense. I just don’t really have the stomach for it, and although I enjoyed most parts, some parts were intense and weird. It’s too much in the sense that Six of Crows was too much for me. So if you were unfazed by some of Kaz Brekker’s more inconsiderate actions in Six of Crows, you’ll probably be fine with the Green Door. That’s just my comparison to explain what I didn’t like as much in the book.
However, that is saying something positive about the writing. Like I said above, the writing in this book brought everything to life; the worlds, the characters, and the conflicts.
Heather Kindt is the author of Ruby Slips and Poker Chips: A Modern Day Wizard of Oz Romantic Comedy and the New Adult Paranormal Romance, The Weaver Trilogy published through Parliament House Press. The first book in her YA Fantasy series, The Eternal Artifacts will be released this year.
Heather lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, skiing, teaching, reading and cheering for the best team on earth: the Denver Broncos. Traveling to new places with her husband is on her bucket list.
You can connect with Heather on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or email her at email@example.com.
This book wasn’t bad, I actually really enjoyed most of the book. The genre isn’t exactly the sort of genre that I usually read, however I do think that I’ll want to be continuing the series. I’ll be excited to see what adventures Meg, Brek and Carter go on next!
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
To who? Fans of more intense young adult fantasy, with a sweet but complex romance and hilarious and engaging banter along the way.