by Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins (HarperTeen)
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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.
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. - Goodreads.com
I have been waiting forever for this book to be released! I LOVE the Darkest Powers trilogy. It’s in my top 5 favorite series. When I found out Mrs. Armstrong would be writing another series, I was so excited!! I really enjoyed reading The Gathering. I think I liked it even more than the books in the first series. (If that’s even possible!)
I loved the characters. All of them! Maya is strong willed and caring. Everyone loves her. Her BFF, Daniel, really cares for her, and I have to wonder if it’s more than that on his end. Rafe, the bad boy in school, is mysterious and, well… hot! I love the parents in this series also. They are pretty awesome, and there were quite a few laugh out loud moments between them and Maya.
As this is a spin-off of the Darkest Powers trilogy, there are parts in The Gathering that we will know from the first series. I wish I had re-read the Darkest Powers trilogy before I read this, so that I could remember some people, as the names seem familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on them. This could definitely be read as a standalone book as well. There is a lot of mystery, supernatural, and quite a bit of romance in this book. It’s a great start for the new trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the next two books!
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