“The nail-biting suspense will keep readers turning the pages late into the night, and in Kara, readers will find a protagonist to root for.”–School Library Journal
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“Crosses and double crosses abound in this second volume, and the twisted plot is perfectly matched by the twisted atmosphere. White has hit his stride in this follow-up to A Path Begins (2014), in many ways surpassing the series opener.” —Booklist (starred review)
“With a plot that coils like a tangle of brambles…this sequel will keep readers invested in Kara and Taff’s adventures in this dangerous and imaginative world.”–Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“This title has all the ingredients—a doughty heroine and her admirable younger brother, an unreliable guide who can’t stay the same age for long, and a heavy “ick” factor—to keep readers glued to it.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Thickety: A Path Begins is on the 2015 Lone Star Reading List!
The Thickety: A Path Begins is a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2014!
The Thickety: A Path Begins made it to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide List from Common Sense Media!
I couldn’t believe how fast this story is. It is like action on every page and I felt like I was actually in the book with Kara as she was bringing the book to life and as she started seeing Grace for what she was and the power they both had…The book ended with a major cliffhanger and totally left me wanting to read more…
Author J.A. White packs The Thickety: A Path Begins with genuinely scary scenes…The story ends with a blindsiding twist, after which nothing is certain and everyone’s potentially in peril. Fortunately the subtitle A Path Begins promises more to come, because readers who enter The Thickety will want to return…
…A startling plot twist at the end will have readers urgently waiting for a sequel, and it may even lead them right back into the book to see if they missed earlier clues…