Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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

Title: The Gathering

Series: Darkness Rising #1

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publication date: April 2011

Published by: HarperCollins

Source: Borrowed from library

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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.
My rating: ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this first book to the sequel series of Darkest Powers trilogy (and I really liked that first series!) Yep, in this one there are more kids being experimented on when they don't even know about it. That is, until strange things start happening do they realize that their "safe" little town holds more secrets then they can imagine.

The major thing I liked about this book was the mystery feel to it...I love a good mystery! The story itself was very action-y and interesting, and it was a lot like its preceding series! Which is not a bad thing, in my opinion.

I think Maya's heritage/her ability is very cool! This book only really introduced us to Maya, her world, and her friends, but I'm very excited to learn more about all this and what the Eddison Group (plus others) have been up to lately.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Sounds like the beginning of a great read. :-)

    1. It is. And you'll enjoy it especially if you have read the Darkest Powers series :)

  2. I just downloaded this and can't wait to read it! And...the only reason I did was because of your review! Very well written and it gives me enough to know that I am getting a wonderful book! Thank you!

    1. Awws, thank you! This is an amazing series, I hope you enjoy it! And let me know what you think of this book!

  3. I really liked this series!! It was a great read and the author is amazing!!

    1. Agreed! This is one of my favorite series!!

  4. Mysteries are my favorite as they keep me reading because I just have to know the answers. I haven't read this author's books yet, but it sounds like she is very talented at keeping your interest and more.

    1. I love mysteries too! And I love this authors work!


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