Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gated Blog Tour

By: AMY Christine Parker
Blog Tour

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

My Review


Lyla lives in a gated community where no outsiders are allowed.  She has grown up in this environment after 9/11.  Pioneer, their leader, guides them and teaches them how to protect themselves for when the Apocalypse comes.

However, after Lyla meets a boy from the outside, she is unsure whether to trust Pioneer's intentions.

This is an incredible read about a cult from the inside looking out.  It has a great impact about how people can be easily influenced when they are in a desperate situation. It's powerful..plain and simple.  Lyla's courage to defy everything that she has been taught, is extreme...and beautifully written in this story.  Gated IS an original...there is no other like it.  As with all teenagers, Lyla has a great group of friends that show humor and support.  However, as the threat of the world coming to an end nears, things heat up as the community prepares for its survival.  And Lyla stands alone at questioning the leader.  It has that intense action when you least expect it.

You want this book...don't just put it on your TBR list...get it.

About the Author

AMY CHRISTINE PARKER earned her degree in elementary education at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and then proceeded to try out many different jobs, including collectible doll maker, fondue waitress, and inner-city schoolteacher. It wasn't until she became a mom and began making up bedtime stories for her children that she finally realized what she was meant to do. Now Amy writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat. Her first novel, GATED, debuts with Random House Children's August 6, 2013. Visit her at

About the Giveaway:

One Winner will get:
GATED T-Shirt | Owl Bracelet | Owl Ring | Bookmark

One Winners will get:
Signed Audio Book + Bookmark

5 Winners will get:

10 Winners will get:
Signed bookmarks (open internationally)

Must be 13+ To Enter – Shipping in the US Only, except for the 10 Bookmarks which will ship International.

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