Threshold Series by Christa Kinde
Book One: The Blue Door
On an ordinary afternoon in late July, fourteen-year-old Prissie Pomeroy stumbles into an adventure on her way to the mailbox. Koji—a strange boy in shining clothes—claims to be an angel, and she’s stunned to learn that there are others, like Milo, their easygoing mailman, and Harken, the elderly gentleman who runs the used bookstore on Main Street. None of them can explain why she’s suddenly able to see the unseen, but with God, nothing is impossible.
The only problem is, Prissie refuses to believe any of it! However, with a little good advice, a lot of patience, and a nudge in the right direction, she learns to accept the truth. Koji and his teammates answer her questions, change her perceptions, and strengthen a faith she’ll soon need… for danger lurks in the darkness.
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♦ Kirkus Reviews – “A Christian fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist.”
♦ By The Book reviews The Blue Door – “Prissie is a bit old-fashioned in her outlook, but suffers from the same things most young teenagers face—the desire to fit in combined with the desire to be a bit special. She gets more than she bargains for when she meets Koji, a boy most people cannot see …. Prissie is a character most young girls can identify with—not quite sure of herself, mostly focused inward, and facing changes in her relationships. Recommended.”
♦ The Blue Door by Christa Kinde, April Erwin, Projecting A – “Christa Kinde has introduced a group of characters that will soon become your friends.”
♦ The Blue Door by Christa Kinde, Lori Twichell, Fiction Addict – “It’s a peaceful slice of life and one a little more like the ‘country mouse’ that could inform a lot of teens about what life is like outside their typical sphere.”
♦ Book Review: The Blue Door, Ashley Prince, The Bibliophile’s Corner – “This is a brilliant start to what I’m sure will be a wonderful series. I think the best part about this book is how safe, but exciting this book is. This is one book that I will have zero hesitation handing to a parent for their children.”
♦ Book Review: The Blue Door, Kara Grant, My Thoughts and Book Reviews – “Kinde has successfully started a series for young adults that accurately describes who angels are and what they’re really about.”
♦ The Blue Door by Christa Kinde, Eustacia, Inside the mind of a Bibliophile – “…a thoughtful story that explores what it might be like if you could see Angels.”
♦ The Blue Door by Christa Kinde, Ashley, Through a London Looking Glass – “The book is fantastically written for its audience. The Christian aspects are woven wonderfully together within the narrative that even someone unfamiliar to the faith will still get the meaning of the story.”
♦ The Blue Door by Christa Kinde, Hammock Librarian – “This book is geared to the 11 and up audience, but I found myself constantly reminded of God’s love and protection through Prissie’s adventures.”
♦ The Blue Door, The Threshold Series #1, Night Owl Reviews – “For parents that are worried about too much violence in books, this may very well be a good choice for them to have their children read because it pretty much had no violence in it.”
♦ The Blue Door (Threshold #1), Absolute Forest of Words – “I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize this was such a religious book, or I probably wouldn’t have requested it. I thought it was another teen angel story and am always waiting for one that’s different. This book hit a nostalgic place for me. It reminded me of stories that my Grandmother would tell and listen to and so it slowly drew me in. The religious aspect is always there but isn’t preachy, just steady in the belief. Like my Grandma.”
♦ New Berlin Public Library, ARC Reviews by Teen Readers, Brynn – “My favorite part of the book was when Prissie goes to the fair and meets other angels. I thought it was cool that she was given the power to see angels. Koji was my favorite character because he was really funny and made the book interesting. I always got kind of mad at Prissie when she refused to believe in the angels or when she made the wrong decision.” Would you recommend this book for purchase by the New Berlin Public Library? I would definitely recommend this book because it is funny, suspenseful and leaves you hanging.
♦ Christian Fiction Reviews – “Like other speculative fiction, it speculates ‘what if,’ in this case, ‘what if someone could see all the angels around them and could interact with them.’ But it does a good job carefully not doing anything to contradict Scripture in its speculations, but rather teaches and enforces Biblical concepts. I highly recommend this to upper elementary and young teens.” [Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5]
♦ Books, Reviews, Etc. – “From the moment you open the book, you are captivated. You are brought into Prissie’s life, with the possibility of angels keeping watch on you. This book is about one girl’s life in a much bigger world.”