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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Gathering (Darkness Rising#1)

 by Kelley Armstrong

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.

In The Gathering , New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.

Book review as on Goodreads by
Well... There was so much world building & not much story, that I am not pouncing to get to the next book. I may continue the series, but right now I'm not sure.

One annoying feature I cannot overlook was the continuous - start to say something & change mind - or - think about saying something & not... Geez! Spit it out already!

Well this was about Maya an adopted Native (Indian of some sort/unknown) who lives in a teeny Canadian Island town/not a town with 200 people. The town was created by a drug company. Obviously the school is small.

She soon discovers she is a skin-walker, but doesn't know what to do with the information. She likes a new boy in town and has other friend relationships going on.

At the end, they are evacuated because of a fire. No spoiler... just full of build up with no info on anyone but Maya, but maybe there is more to the others. Since no one spit it out EVER... Maybe you'll find out in the next book.


Catherine@thebookparade said...

A skin-walker...? Wonder what that is...Sounds interesting - guess I'll have to read the book to find out what it is!

Catherine x
The Book Parade

Milena's BooK Corner said...

Hi Catherine, following your blog.

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

I have this one, but haven't gotten to it yet. Glad to see that it's good, but sad that you didn't enjoy it too much. Anyway, great review and I'm a new follower!

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