Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book Review: The Gathering

TITLE: The Gathering
Book 1 in the Darkness Rising Trilogy
AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: urban fantasy, drama
PREMISE: A girl sets out to investigate her friend's death and uncovers secrets in the home town she's grown up in.
MY REVIEW: One of the things I love about Kelley Armstrong is she thinks outside the box. I don't know about anyone else but when I heard about a spin-off to Darkest Powers this totally wasn't what I was expecting. This is not a bad thing either. As a result I was interested throughout.
Granted I am not totally satisfied with stuff. I felt Armstrong could have answered stuff more because with the way she ended it I have more questions then answers but I recognize this is a first book so I'm banking on the fact that stuff will be answered in later books.
But for the most part this is Armstrongs usual strong characters, good writing, and interesting plots. Can't wait for the rest of this trilogy!
WHO SHOULD READ: Women of the Otherworld fans, Darkest Powers Trilogy fans, Mercy Thompson fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five paw tattoos

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