The pristine forests of Vancouver Island are a dream, especially to Maya, a talented animal healer. But after a string of mysterious deaths, Maya is on edge. Is the new guy at school somehow related to the tragic events and the recent increase of cougar encounters? Or is the local research center that supports the town responsible? Maya is determined to find out, even if it leads to unexpected truths about herself. I am a big fan of Armstrong's protagonist, Maya. She’s practical, self-reliant and witty—with so many one-liners that I laughed out loud more than I’d care to admit. This is the first book I have read from Kelley Armstrong, but fans have told me that her Darkest Powers series for teens relates to this book in a “freakishly awesome” way. The Gathering is a sure winner for die-hard fans or the start of a summer reading-frenzy for Armstrong newbies. - Alli
An ordinary town . . . full of deadly secrets
Strange things have been happening in sixteen-year-old Maya's small Vancouver Island communityfrom the mountain lions that have been constantly approaching her to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations. There's also a 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.
About the Author
Kelley Armstrong is the author of the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising series for young adults as well as the Otherworld and Nadia Stafford series. She lives with her family in Ontario, Canada.
Praise for The Gathering…
“Comfortably mixing science, myth, and mystery, Armstrong creates a vivid world highlighted by appealing characters. Fans and newcomers alike will be eager for more after Armstrong’s story drives to its pulse-pounding climax. ”
“Armstrong begins her new series with a swift-paced start, creating memorable characters and interesting premises.”