Friday, 17 August 2012

The Gathering - Book Review

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)
by Kelley Armstrong

What is it about:
Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn't know much about her background - the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip - but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

What did I think of it:
This was a very nice read.

I liked Maya from the start and even though I could pretty much guess the story for the most part I felt myself engrossed in it.

I do think this story might be more enjoyable for those who didn't read The Darkest Powers Trilogy because those who did enter this story with quite a bit of information that Maya doesn't have and it does take away from the surprise when Maya slowly uncovers things.

That being said: I very much enjoyed this book and will certainly pick up the next book in this series, because just Armstrong's writing alone is enough to make it a worthwhile read.

Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable Paranormal YA read.

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Aurian said...

I haven't read any of her books yet (shame on me, I know), so perhaps this would be a good one to start with, or buy for my stepdaughter :)

Nina said...

I really need to read this book asap. I have read The Darkest Powers Trilogy, so I'm feeling kind of sad that there won't be any suprises in this book for me. :( Love the cover.

Sullivan McPig said...

I hope your stepdaughter will enjoy it.