This, the first book in the Threshold series, begins when 14-year-old Prissie Pomeroy sees a boy sitting in one of her grandfather's apple trees who turns out to be a young angel. She discovers that she already knows other angels, who have been living in her town in the guise of humans. As she is drawn into the world of these angels, she learns more than just how to see the invisible.
The author is a Christian, and she bases her angel lore on Scriptural references, extended by a wide-ranging and imaginative system of the different orders of angels and their responsibilities.
This book will be most thoroughly enjoyed by Christian tween- and teenaged readers, because of the age of the viewpoint character and the Christian perspectives that are inherent in the setting.
But anyone who appreciates fantasy, along with engaging and realistic characterisation, and an excellence of writing style not compromised by being directed primarily to a YA audience, will be well advised to give this book a try.
I loved Christa Kinde's "The Blue Door" It's a book about a normal 14 year old girl living a normal life. She's quite content with her life, living with her family at Pomeroy Orchard. As the only girl with five brothers, life can get crazy, but she likes it the way it is. One day, when going to get the mail, she meets a strange boy that she has never seen before. From that moment, Prissie's world is turned upside down as she realizes that she can see angels. Not only that, but she finds out that many of the adults she knew as a child are angels as well. Being suddenly thrust into the supernatural is not what Prissie had asked for, and she struggles to come to grips with this new information. Prissie goes through many different emotions and situations that test her and push her out of her comfort zone. In the end, Prissie learns that she can see these things for a reason and becomes determined to find out that reason. The Threshold series is an amazing series that I recommend to everyone. All the books connect, many in ways that you might never guess.
The Blue Door is the first book in the Threshold Series. Prissie Pomeroy, a fourteen year old girl, lives on a farm with her family, after encountering Koji, a strange boy in the family orchard, she realizes that she has been given the gift of seeing angels. The fact is, she doesn't want to accept it. After meeting angels who are living in her town, she doesn't understand why she can see angels, but she know that God must have a reason.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Blue Door. I was super excited to be able to read this book, and I was not disappointed! I fell in love with this series, and am excited to start reading the next one! The Author, Christa Kinde, does a wonderful job keeping the story intriguing and kept me turning the pages. I couldn't put it down! She helps the reader understand the characters and their personality. Which helps you get to know each and every person in her book! So, go pick up your copy and start reading!
I would definitely suggest this series to my friends.
-Overall, I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.-
A nice slower-paced, character-developing plot in this first book, but towards the end of the book we see that it sets the stage for some potentially cool things in the next book. I started to fall in love with a few of the characters. It made me chuckle in places, and actually made me tear up in a couple as well. The author's strength is in her characters, the heartbeat and emotions. Well worth the read, and I can't wait to get my hands on the other volumes.