Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelly Armstrong

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) 


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.

Product Details
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780061797026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061797026
  • ASIN: 0061797022
  • Cover Art by Carrie Schechter.



As a big fan of The Darkest Powers Series, I was eager to see if Kelley Armstrong could pull off another great book series within that same world. After reading The Gathering, I know there was no need for concern. The characters were fresh, and the world building was amazing.

I really enjoyed reading Maya’s character. Some of my favorite scenes in the book are between she and her dad, they are so much fun. I loved the relationship between Maya and Daniel. There friendship is amazing. Last but not least, (any book I like must have romance in it) any and all interaction with Maya and Rafe. I loved this not so bad boy from the get go.

I will say that my only big complaint with The Gathering is that I have to wait so long for the next book in  the Darkness Rising series to come out.
  • 5 of 5
  • some language


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