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The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Bk 1)
The Gathering - Darkness Rising, Bk 1
Author: Kelley Armstrong
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-r...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061797026
ISBN-10: 0061797022
Publication Date: 4/1/2011
Pages: 359
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4.1 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: HarperTeen
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 12
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Maya Delaney and her best friend Daniel Bianchi live in a tiny island town outside of Vancouver. It's basically a private town operated by St. Cloud - a drug research company with a facility nearby. It's a relatively quiet town until reporter Mina Lee arrives and winds up dead. Maya, Daniel and Rafe (the new boy in town) know something is really wrong and start to investigate Mina Lee and her death. Maya is fascinated by bad boy Rafe and starts spending time with him, until he tells her something unbelievable about himself, his sister and Maya. Now she's questioning everything she's ever believed and Rafe's ultimate intentions.

I liked Maya, Daniel and Rafe (who has his reasons for all he's done). I liked the mystery of who orphan Maya really is and why she was left behind by her mother. I also liked the mystery of what St. Cloud is really doing behind those locked doors and how and why Maya's BFF Serena died. I definitely will continue this series as the cliff hanger ending was intense and I just have to know what is happening and why Maya seems to be in the middle of it all.
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reviewed The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Bk 1) on + 596 more book reviews
An enjoyable read. Slow to start, really picked up about 1/2 through. I have many questions after reading this book and not very many answers. I really liked Maya. I liked that KA made the main character Native. Most of the fiction I've read isn't very diverse and it was wonderful to have a main character who was something other than Caucasian.
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I just put this book down and I slightly freaking out over the fact that the second one isn't available yet. Dang it. Great book, crazy cliff-hanger. The trilogy seems it will be one long story in three books.
The characters are awesome, the town is a character itself, there is mention of the first YA trilogy and the Cabals from Women of the Underworld series. I love that they all tie in. Great beginning, I was completely committed by the end of Chapter one.
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This was my first book by Kelley Armstrong and it will not be my last. I thought this book was very well written and the characters were very likeable. The dialogues were great and not whiny when it came to the teens. I liked how there was mystery around the small town and hints of several characters being skin-walkers. I can't wait to read the sequel when it's released. I would definitely recommend to others to read.

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