Tuesday, December 23, 2014

REVIEW: The Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson

The Gathering Dark
A mysterious teen boy knows the secrets of Keira’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping romantic fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune.

Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.

Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira.

But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.

I've been wanting to read this book for such a long time and I'm glad to say I was not disappointed!
The book follows Kiera, who is pretty normal, though she is a piano prodigy. She knows what she's doing with her life and she knows how to get there. Then she begins having strange hallucinations. A doorway in the middle of the street, a tree in her livingroom, these hallucinations begin to distract her and she feels like she's going crazy. But a boy working at her favorite music store, might actually know what's going on. And when the hallucinations become more real and dangerous, she needs all the help she can get.

This book is very similar to the book The Dark Light. In the way of the general plot, they are completely different, but they both include the theme of dark and light <highlight to view spoiler> and the idea of other worlds!<end of spoiler> I loved the theme and the idea behind this book so much! One, it includes <highlight to view spoiler> Parallel worlds!<end of spoiler> And the plot is so unique, fantastical, and thrilling! It takes awhile for any questions to be answered, but I was constantly on-the-edge waiting to see what would happen! It's hard for me to elaborate on anything, due to spoilers, but the book does take a surprising and very thrilling turn.

The romance does seem quick, but it is not an insta-love. There's an instant attraction. When Kiera first sees Walker, music store boy, she thinks he's hot which is pretty normal! I thought they made a really nice couple and, by the end, I was shipping them!

This was a very surprising read! I did have a few problems with the length, but I loved everything else about this book! This is the first book that I've read by this author, but I will definitely be looking into more books by this author!

I hereby give this book
4 Wheels
Meaning: It was amazing!

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