The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Contemporary, Young Adult
Maya is a sixteen-year-old that has been an ordinary teen that is from a small ordinary town. She doesn’t know much about her background other than she is adopted and has a paw-print birthmark on her hip. She never thought much about her who her birth parents are or how she ended up with her adopted parents. She just knows her adopted family lives in a tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.
Things are happening that are making her wonder just what is going on in her small community. Strange things that don’t have any explanations. Like the fact that the mountain lions around the town are approaching Maya and her best friend’s hidden talent about “feeling” out situations and people. There is also the new sexy bad boy that makes Maya feel different than she has ever felt before. Now there are unexplained deaths around town and a mystery that seems to involve Maya’s biological parents. It is starting to look like their small town has a few skeletons in the closet.
This is a trilogy that is starting out fast and if the other two books live up to the beginning this is going to be one trilogy that will be very hard to see end. While some of the questions get answers in the first book there are still enough to make readers want to get the other books just to see what will happen next and just what is going one and who knows what. The story takes some great twists and turns that has the plot moving along at a fast pace that keeps everything intriguing while not losing the reader in process. The characters are interesting and seems like anyone reader might know and yet with some paranormal elements that makes it different and fun. This is one for the keeper shelves.
I give this one 5 red roses