Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review ~ Blue Dome by J.G. Gill

Blue Dome 
by J. G. Gill

Synopsis from Amazon

Blue Dome is the first part of the 'Blue Dome' series.

It's an ordinary Thursday afternoon when sixteen-year old Clare de Milo arrives home from school to find that intruders have broken into her house and everything's been destroyed. Her father and step-mother are missing and, scrawled in blood on a bedroom mirror, is the word 'RUN'. Clare and her brother Bede have suddenly become fugitives, uncertain who they can trust as they try to escape the relentless pursuit of the mysterious and dangerous Demarge. But why is Clare, a mere teenage girl, so important to a man as powerful as Demarge and why is he determined to use her to gain entrance into a secret sanctuary known as the Slipworld? These are the questions that Clare, her brother, and their friends must attempt to answer as they discover that the world they know is not all it seems...

My Review:
3 out of 5 stars

When Clare comes home from school one day, she finds her home ransacked, her dad and step-mom missing and the word ‘RUN’ written in blood on a mirror.  Learning that her brother Bede is being falsely accused for the murder of their father, they go on the run in hopes of dodging the police and to clear Bede’s name of murder.  At this point, everything just gets really weird for the two.  Clare learns that she is a Shard and is very important to a man named Demarge.  What’s a Shard you ask?  Well a Shard is a mortal who has an abundance of light in them.  Because they have this abundance of light in their bodies, they can literally slip from their own world into the Slipworld…..and that’s were Demarge needs to be.

The beginning of the book started out slow to me, but it did eventually pick up and became a very intriguing read.  The author has created this very interesting world with giant eels, ‘tracker’ snakes, blood sucking bats and the Slipworld that is full of light and beauty.  The character development was done well and the plot, although different, flowed smoothly.

The one thing I really did not like about the book is that God is portrayed as this evil, power hungry, greedy entity who wants control of both Earth and the Slipworld.  I would have liked it better if another explanation was given on who Demarge was.  Yes I know this is a work of fiction, but I felt like this reference was not needed or could have been explained differently.

Overall, this was a very intriguing, action packed novel that had a very different concept of good vs. evil.

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Meet the Author

J.G.Gill lives in London where she writes novels for young adults. She is the author of the 'Blue Dome' trilogy. You can visit her website at:

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