Thursday, November 17, 2016
Book Review: THE CALL by Peader O'Guilin
14 - 17 years
You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun.
The Sidhe are close. They're the most beautiful and terrible people you've ever seen. And they've seen you.
Nessa will be Called soon. No one thinks she has any chance to survive. But she's determined to prove them wrong.
Could you survive the Call?
Nessa's legs don't work well, due to a childhood bout of polio. This puts her at a disadvantage because she and all her classmates have one goal: to out run the Sidhe.
Adolescents all over Ireland vanish one at a time, without any notice. They are gone for three minutes and four seconds, and most reappear dead and severely deformed. But for the Called, those three minutes in the Gray Land equal an entire day, running for their lives, desperate to survive. Most don't.
No one thinks Nessa will make it. And she might not even make it to her Call because of Connor, who is determined to kill her first.
O'Guilin's world is one of the most creative and unique I've seen in years. His characters are so vivid, his villians so twisted, it's impossible not to get sucked into THE CALL. Once I opened the cover of the book, I could hardly put it down. A top notch thrill ride and worthy addition to the YA horror genre.