The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Harper

Goodreads Summary: 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-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the 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.

In The GatheringNew York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.
Rating: 5+ Stars
Review: Beautiful. Kelley Armstrong writes brilliantly. Intoxicating. What a brilliant book. I've been waiting for this for quite a while now, and finally reading it- it's amazing. It definitely isn't disappointing. I loved The Gathering! UR was a great read, and I didn't dislike any part of it. I love it all. All the characters, the scenes, the parts... Fabulous. An excellent tale. WOW.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition: Paperback
Recommended for: Fans of paranormal, especially Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.