Crystal Doors

Crystal Doors

This first novel in a new trilogy finds 14-year-old cousins Gwen and Vic accidentally transported through a magical crystal door to the island Elantya. They are soon caught in a tempest of ancient magic and fierce battles all connected to ancient feuds and the cousins' own mysterious roots....

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Title:Crystal Doors
Author:Rebecca Moesta
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Crystal Doors
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Crystal Doors Reviews

  • Miriam
    Sep 12, 2009
    Th writing was so choppy and heavy-handed that I didn't get very far. I don't remember Anderson's writing being notably bad when I read him as a kid, but maybe I was too young to pay attention... or maybe writing with another person didn't work well for him. In any case, I was constant...
  • Shauna Hruby
    Jul 21, 2010
    14 year old cousins are accidentally pulled through a crystal door into another universe, and must not only study new philosphies and customs, they must also try to find a way to connect back to earth, and, in the meantime, help fight a war in their new world. There were some fun chara...
  • Tal
    Feb 10, 2009
    the problem with this book - there was no imagination used and it would've been better if half of it were cut out. proof: the main characters are gwen and vic. in the new city they go to, the people there have to change their name to fit the language. they become gwenya and viccus....
  • Sally
    Dec 30, 2009
    current fluff material :) Liked it enough to read the sequels. I would have put this in the JFiction section rather than YoungAdult, it was so tame and predictable. Fun take on Atlantis and parellel worlds. ...
  • Pam
    Jan 05, 2010
    The story was good, but it didn't keep my interest. Much of the dialogue felt forced. I ended up skimming the second half of the book because I wanted to know what happened, but I didn't want to invest too much time in it. Obviously I didn't bother getting book two. ...
  • Jennifer Wardrip
    May 03, 2008
    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com Fourteen-year old cousins Gwen and Vic Pierce are almost nothing alike. Where Gwen is serious, scientific, and analytical, Vic is fun-loving, spontaneous, and outgoing. Older by a mere five hours, Gwen likes to think of herself as the one in charg...
  • C.O. Bonham
    Aug 17, 2010
    An interesting new fantasy world with an incredible magic system. Twin cousins (Cousins born on the same day whose fathers are brothers and their mothers are sisters) Vic and Gwen, are magically transported to the realm of Elentya, where the entire world is ocean save for one small ...
  • Lynn
    Aug 02, 2008
    Just finished this book I got a Comic Con. Enjoyable read. It is a kid's book but still fun for adults and I'm looking forward to getting the next one to see what happens. Rebecca and Kevin definitely have me hooked on the story! ...
  • Debbie
    Aug 03, 2011
    This was an interesting book about time travel. My daughter and I liked it. It was just as good the second time that I read it as it was the first time. ...
  • Emma
    Oct 29, 2010
    WOW!!! Goood, clean book! Only a tiny bit of romance in the last page of the last book, which is holding hands and a kiss on the cheek! YES!! I want them to write a fourth book, because it's a cliff hanger, but SOOOO good! ...
  • Olivia Marie
    Dec 25, 2009
    This was a terrible book. It was so bad, i am embarassed to say that, i couldn't even finish it. Very disappointed. ...
  • Bluegravity
    Jul 17, 2011
    I read it and finished it, so it wasn't terrible, but it probably would have been better had I read it as perhaps a pre-teen. The storyline is a little too straightforward and the author has the main characters make obviously bad choices so that there is something substantial to write ...
  • CatcherR
    Jun 24, 2011
    It was okay...not the best or the worst. It was too plain and barely any extras besides the main plot it was like this lin(forever plot) ____________________________________________________________________________ ...
  • Lyndsey
    Apr 07, 2011
    Okay FINE. This book isn't actually about a blonde chick with a door to an alternate universe in her head, but the plot line is just as equally contrived. Gwen and Vic are our two protagonists, and they are also "twin" cousins. This means that their dads are brothers, and th...
  • Emma (BelleBooks)
    Feb 22, 2011
    I got The Crystal Doors audio book forever ago and it takes me such a long time to get through audio books compared to physical books. As much as I enjoy being read to, sometimes I just want the book to be finished so I can go onto something else. This was one of those books. The Cr...
  • Carla Ehrenreich
    Dec 29, 2011
    classic fantasy ...
  • Ariana Sinclair
    Nov 07, 2012
    I just could not get into this book. It had an interesting plot and it wasn't even boring I just couldn't for be life of me finish it and I really only got like a quarter into it. It's one of the only books I wasn't able to finish. I made me really sad and I tried so many times I just ...
  • Harriet-marie ッ.
    Jul 31, 2011
    LOVED this book.. it was a captivating read i could not put it down!.. only braught it too days ago and have already read it.. and ordered the 2nd and 3rd books i loved all the creature they discribed Ecspecially Sharifs tiny Djinni inside the crystal ball and the merlons and the littl...
  • Rachel
    May 12, 2012
    Vic and Gwen are cousins, born just five hours after each other. Gwens parents died in a mysterious car accident and Vics mother dissapeared when he was small. One day Vics father accidentally transports them throught the crystal door and into another world where Gwen and Vic are stran...
  • Dayna Smith
    Dec 11, 2011
    The first book in the Crystal Doors series. Gwen and Vic are fourteen-year-old cousins who live together after the deaths of Gwen's parents and the disappearance of Vic's mother. Vic's scientist father creates a magic crystal door and transports Gwen & Vic to the magical island wor...
  • Sebastien
    Dec 04, 2011
    Le temps de noel approche, je me sent festif et je n'ai pas envie de lire un livre violent, noir, pesant et/ou sanglant. Comme je venais de recevoir en cadeau le premier livre de Crystal Door sign par l'auteur de son site personnel, je me suis dit pourquoi pas. a va faire changemen...
  • Kyra Dune
    Oct 13, 2013
    This is a fun and exciting book with a host of interesting characters. The island of Elantya is an endlessly fascinating world filled with wonder and danger. There, you'll discover everything from flying carpets to a giant battle kraken. When logical Gwen and free spirited Vic find...
  • Fallon
    Sep 08, 2013
    I didnt care for this book it was slow and i didnt get into this other world. I felt like it was similar to other concepts that had been done better. ...
  • Lauren Kastermans
    Sep 15, 2017
    This first novel in a new trilogy finds 14-year-old cousins Gwen and Vic accidentally transported through a magical crystal door to the island Elantya. They are soon caught in a tempest of ancient magic and fierce battles all connected to ancient feuds and the cousins' own mysterious r...
  • Roxanne
    May 27, 2013
    This was a book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I thought it had a good plot, well thought characters and it was certainly action packed. I loved the cover first of all - it was a painting that was drawing the reader or rather inviting the person. ...
  • Mary Mac
    Jan 15, 2014
    Really good book;amazing plot. Can't wait to read the next two in the series!! ...
  • Aelvana
    Oct 30, 2014
    Gwen and Vic, "twin cousins" born five hours apart, are still recovering from the death of Gwen's parents and the disappearance of Vic's mother. Gwen is sunk in her grief, but Vic tries to go at life full-tilt---until an unexpected accident lands them both on the other side of a crysta...
  • ShelbySail
    Jan 16, 2015
    Was very interesting. Though the beginning was a bit hard to get into but besides that the whole story line was great and I can't wait to read the next in the series ...
  • Andria Potter
    Nov 04, 2017
    The Crystal Doors (Book 1) by Jevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta was a fine story with remarkable characters, and a wild watery adventure! It was a little young for my tastes, admittedly, but it read very well and I liked the story overall. It was a fun book, and I spent the last coup...
  • NathanielSHS12
    Sep 22, 2011
    Terrible. Absolutely awful. I didn't even finish it. ...