What I Loved:
I LOVE it when the second book in a series is just as great as the first, and The Red Door WAS just as amazing as The Green Door! I was so pleased to see that Heather Kindt’s writing was true to the first story, but still found a whole new world to delve into!
How I Felt:
The story picks up a very short amount of time from where the last book ended. I loved that we didn’t lose much time between the two stories, and it created that sense of urgency the characters felt to get back to the game.
The plot has our characters heading off to attack the challenge of whatever is behind the red door this time. And boy, it was a whole new world! I loved the magic twisted with very real-feeling situations that the characters faced. The Queen of the land they enter has this magical hold over the kingdom. People fall over themselves to throw their hearts and bodies at the Queen. Something strange is happening, and Meg needs to figure out how to resist the Queen before they are all lost to her magical pull.
The characters were awesome. We already know our main characters. They are back in book two, however, the new characters that we meet are mean, evil, and dirty, but then there are some bright and shining stars. Kindt creates characters that you really want to get to know! I struggle a little with the romance because Meg is also struggling. She’s just not sure where her feelings truly are, but I think in the next book, she might get closer to figuring that out.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I was so happy to be back with these characters and their amazing adventures! I can’t wait to see what’s behind the next door!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Red Door for readers that enjoy a fantasy world that feels real yet magical! Readers of The Hunger Games would find this series amazing!
Where to Find This Book:
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The game is anything but easy… enter the door, defeat the queen, take the jewel from her cold, lifeless body.
After completing the task behind the Green Door, Meg, Brek, and Carter had hoped the most difficult challenges were behind them. Now in an apartment of their own, the three friends plan to tackle the Red Door, a notch up in both prize money and difficulty. The serious cash that comes with finding the object would provide a secure future for Meg and her father.
Behind the innocent-looking portal covered in hearts and twinkle lights is a world where the ruler controls her people like pieces on a chessboard. The teenagers soon discover that the danger is much more insidious, running throughout the land and into the very rebellion that stands against the Queen.
With time running out, they must snatch the jewel and get home safely, or the deceit woven into the game will ensnare them forever.
The Red Door is the second book in Heather Kindt’s young adult fantasy series. If you like mysterious worlds, haunted forests, and giant waterslides, then you’ll love the second installment of the Eternal Artifacts series.
*Due to adult content, the Eternal Artifacts series is not recommended for children under the age of 16.
Just the Facts:
The Red Door by Heather Kindt
Series: The Eternal Artifacts
Page Count: 246 pages
Pub Date: Aug 6, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.