Friday, 15 April 2011

The Gathering Review

Title: The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Published By: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover, 359 pages

*purchased by me

Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students–for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya’s determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya’s home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts experiencing “bad vibes” about certain people and things. It does’t help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret…and he’s interested in one special part of Maya’s anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.

My Thoughts
Wow this story starts off with a KABOOM, and it just keeps coming, right up to the last page. I love Kelley Armstrong's writing, i don't have to TRY to put myself in a characters shoes or imagine their world, you just get sucked right in. It makes the whole experience that much more fun. I wasn't sure what to expect with another bunch of genetically altered kids i thought it may end up being too similar to The Darkest Powers trilogy. I.Was.Wrong. Maya her friends and their whole world is so different. I  may even like these Characters more. I'm Canadian so i loved that the book took place here, the little references were cool, like Maya and Daniel using toonies (two dollar coin). The story is fast paced and engaging, i read it in 6 hours. I just couldn't not read it once i started, now i have a long wait till the sequel GAH!. Totally a must read I'm giving it 5 out of 5!!


  1. Thanks for the great review. Being from Canada too, I think I will have to add this one to my list. :0)

  2. Oh good! I have this book coming in the mail and I was hoping it would be good!

    Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance


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