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Cover Art: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

A new series, Darkness Rising, a spin-off of the awesome Darkest Powers series is coming in April 2011.

 The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong

400 pages

HarperCollins, (2011-04-01)

$17.99 (Amazon.com, hardcover)

Summary (Goodreads)

Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya’s determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya’s home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. 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.

My Thoughts

I think the cover is pretty boring. The girl is pretty, the earring is shiny and it’s blue. But the title and the premise really intrigue me and of course I loved the Darkest Powers series.

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Wife, mother of a nearly 7 year old daughter named Madison and new baby boy Riley. Avid reader on my Amazon Kindle. World of Warcraft and CS:S gamer.

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