Early Five Bat Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

April 5, 2011 Uncategorized 7

*This title will be released on April 12, 2011*

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)

Title: The Gathering
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Darkness Rising #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal YA
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by:Julia

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 12, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0061797022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061797026

The Book Depository

Sexual Content:
Mention of sexual relationships and a steamy make-out scene.
My Rating:

Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend.


Strange things are happening in Maya’s tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya’s home—and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.

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.