Series: Darkness Rising # 1
Published by HarperCollins on April 12, 2011
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.
In The Gathering , New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.
There are mysteries to be solved, primarily the suspicious nature of Maya’s best friend, Selena’s, suspicious drowning death. The question of Maya’s biological parents and a possible conspiracy involving unethical science experiments kept Maya busy for much of the story.
There wasn’t a lot in The Gathering to get worked up about, in either a positive or negative way. I am curious enough to want to read the sequel, but I’m hoping that Maya shows some sparks of personality. A succession of mysteries is all well and good, but I need a few answers along the way to keep me reading.
Review posted at Goodreads.