Book Review: The Gathering by: Kelley Armstrong

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publish Date: April 12, 2011

Origins: Purchased

Format: Hardcover

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble  

Synopsis: 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.

Review: This is the first of a second trilogy in the world of the Edison Group (see The Darkest Powers trilogy). You don't have to had read The Darkest Powers trilogy to enjoy The Gathering. I found that I was able to get into the characters and plot of The Gathering very quickly, more so than the first book of the previous trilogy. I loved the characters, Maya, Daniel, Rafe, Sam...and I thought the story was really well written. When I got to the last page, I hoped it wasn't over so soon. But alas, I'll have to wait for the next book in the trilogy. Very enjoyable and I highly recommend it!

Darkness Rising Trilogy: The Gathering (1), The Calling (2), The Rising (3)



  1. This sounds like a great book, the blurb has me hooked. Looking forward to getting a copy soon:) Thanks for the review:)

  2. I've seen this book around and I'm becoming more and more curious. Great review. I especially hate when a book ends and the later books aren't out. It is so hard to wait.

  3. I have seen this in book stores recently and wondered if it was any good. Glad to see you liked it.


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