April 5, 2011
Hardcover, 368 pages
Bought in-store at Chapters
On the heels of the wildly popular “The Darkest Powers” series comes the first in another supernatural YA trilogy from New York Times bestelling author Kelley Armstrong.
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 getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn’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.
About The Author
KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the author of The New York Times bestselling The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning, as well as the internationally bestselling Women of the Otherworld series. Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children.
Maya, an orphan teenager lives happily in the tiny town of Falls, British Columbia. She’s wonderfully happy, but not until tragedy strikes near her heart and she starts to uncover the secrets that her tiny town has kept hidden from the teenagers.
I’m always wary when a cover of a book says “New York Times Best-Selling Author” splashed on the front. I didn’t have to be hesitant at all when reading The Gathering at all. I simply enjoyed the journey that Kelley Armstrong took me. And that is right over to the west coast of Canada.
There is always something more with the secrets that are hidden around the super powers that some of the teens have. And you can’t help but wonder what they are! I certainly tried. There’s an air of mystery and intrigue and a tad bit of romance for Maya and as you read you find yourself lost in her world.( I forgot to eat because I was too preoccupied with this book! I have the pasta stain to prove it!) I love Daniel. He’s just too good and I’m a sucker for the good boys. Rafe on the other hand didn’t make me feel as happy and warm. He hides a lot of things from Maya which I dislike. But as always the girl falls for the bad one. I disliked how Maya denies him in the beginning, then turns right around and falls for him anyway. Knowing full well he’s a player. Talk about hypocriticite!
Kelley Armstrong you got yourself a fan for life! And I love that you’re also Canadian.
“It was like jumping from a cliff, a terrifying, exhilarating, mind-blowing rush, and I didn’t want it to end, didn’t care where it led, only wanted to follow.”—Maya (136)