New Reading Material: The Gathering
Here’s another book that has made it to my ‘To read’ list during January, it also made it to ‘Read’ shelf as well! The Gathering is the first book in the series of ‘Darkness Rising’ by Kelley Armstrong. She’s a new author to me, but after this book I’ve added her to favorites! Here’s the scoop:
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.
This one keeps you going, and for me it only took about three nights (once again) to finish it and get started on the next one – The Calling – her second book in the series.
Here’s a fun quote from the book:
“Yes you’re getting your tattoo.” I threw my arms around Dad’s neck.
“Hey,” Mom said. “I’m the one who had to persuade him it wasn’t turning his little girl into a streetwalker.”
“I never said that,” Dad said.
“No?” I said. “Cool. Cause I’ve decided to skip the paw print. I’m thinking of a tramp stamp with flames that says ‘Hot in Here.’ No wait. Arrows. For directionally challenged guys”
🙂 – definitely keeps you going when there’s humor involved!
and here’s another one:
“This is so cool,” I said loudly as Dad walked away. “Have you met the tattoo artist? Is he hot?”
“He’s a she,” Mom said.
“Is she hot? Cause I’m still young, you know. My sexual identity isn’t fully formed.”
“Your father can’t hear you anymore, Maya.” Mom sighed.