Title: The Gathering
Series: Darkest Rising # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher
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.”
Ms. Armstrong has done it again. She wrote a great book with lots of action and mystery in it. So when I got this book in the mail, I did a happy dance and squealed like a teenage girl. When I read the first page, it did nothing but pull me in and not let go.
What I like most about this plot was that different yet similar it was to the Darkest Powers. Different because this group have different powers and similar because they all go through the same thing. I won’t tell you what their powers are because then I spoiled it for you, but I love it. I was glad that as the reader we get to see a group go through the different changes in their power. They snooped, got in trouble, and lots of love interests occured.
I like that while the other group was watched, this one wasn’t. They were put in families and learn about their powers completely out of the loop. They had no doctors seeing them constantly. I like that this group was experimented differently then the first. I am hoping that further down the series, we get to see all the groups together!
The Gathering is a great spin-off from the Darkest Powers series. It had a great plot, great characters and awesome powers! If you love The Darkest Powers, you will definitely love The Gathering.
I give it 5 BITES!