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by Lisa Collicutt

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  • ISBN 1620070936
  • ISBN13 978-1620070932
  • Language English
  • Author Lisa Collicutt
  • Publisher Curiosity Quills Press (September 22, 2012)
  • Pages 306
  • Formats doc txt docx lrf
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1493 kb
  • Size Fb2 1863 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 625

They say "third time's the charm", and for sixteen-year-old Brooke Day, they had better be right. She's been here before, twice in fact, and an evil demon-witch wants her dead a third time. When Brooke is forced to leave Boston for the small town of Deadwich, she thinks her life is over. Before long, her new friends start acting strange-downright evil. But worse than that, nightmares she's had her whole life become reality. Enter Marcus Knight; popular, hot, and the only person Brooke can trust. Not to mention, they've shared the same nightmares. With the discovery of an ancient Celtic amulet, Brooke and Marcus unravel the secrets of her past, which reveals the key to her future. As the equinox approaches, darkness and light merge for the first time in a century, soul-mates reunite, and magic awakens.

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My Review: 5 stars
This book was so good I was adicted to it and when it was time for bed I didn't want to go. I wanted to stay up and devour this book to its end. I haven't been adicted to a book this much since I read the Twilight books back before they had all the hype. So Twilight series aside this book was AMAZING! It works as a stand alone or a series which is great! The cover is amazing! (again want a print copy) So deff buy this one. Click the link to be sent to Amazon and but this book for $3.99 cant beat that!" This book is a wonderful debut that makes me look forward to what else this author can come up with!
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
Ok this book kept me very interested through out every chapter. Very good summer beach read. Can't wait to read more by this author
The Gathering Darkness is a well crafted story with a sweet ending. It has everything you want: a little romance, a creep story, a nice plot twist, and a satisfying ending. It's a witchy good time! I'm looking forward to more from this talented author.
I think I've read this book, 3 times already!
The characters have so much depth, and I really feel like part of the story.
Really hoping there are more to come.
An interesting take on witches and reincarnation. It was an enjoyable read. I liked the characters and was satisfied with the ending. There was romance, mystery, supernatural and action all wrapped together.
The last place where sixteen-year-old Brooke Day wants to be is in Deadwich with her aunt, uncle, and cousin Samantha (Sammy). But getting picked up for drinking is the last straw for her parents who believe she’ll be better off away from the city life of Boston for the next school year. Every time she visits this dreaded little village, Brooke is riddled with repeated nightmares. To top things off, it doesn’t help that Brooke has an after school job working at the creepy Ravenwyck Inn working for the even creepier owner, Maggie. Paranormal occurrences take place, especially when Brooke is left alone. Yet Marcus Knight, who also works at the inn and is quietly attracted to Brooke, always manages to come to her aid.

On the flip side is Evan, Marcus’s effervescent twin brother, who constantly flirts with Brooke in an attempt to prove their couple status. Brooke, who is not at the least interested in Evan, finds herself instead mysteriously enamored with Marcus. Their feelings towards each another begin to crystallize when they discover human bones and a Celtic pendant during a weekend party on a nearby island. Indeed, the spine- chilling incident helps them realize that their commonalities run much deeper than mere affection. Unfortunately, as romance builds between the two teens, so do paranormal forces that are constantly at work to keep them apart. If Brooke and Marcus ever hope to overcome their sinister opponents, they will have to learn the truth about themselves first.

Collicutt presents a Romeo-and-Juliet tale with a paranormal twist in her latest young adult read. Narrated by Brooke, Collicutt’s principal female character appears to fit the stereotypical hormonal high schooler until her recurrent nightmares seem to tie in with Marcus’ dreams. Marcus’ character, on the other hand, is reminiscent of the quiet and mystifying Edward from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. The flurry of negativity that surrounds this perfect couple doesn’t make sense until readers learn that there are curious sides to these characters. And it’s not just Brooke and Marcus. Collicutt’s cast is replete with quirks. A dark yet enchanting read replete with twists, turns, and romantic tension.
Originally posted on Underground Book Reviews
Anita Lock, Book Reviewer
My actual rating is 3.75.
I’m excited to be starting my Halloween week reviews with The Gathering Darkness, with thanks to Curiosity Quills Press for a reading copy!

Brooke Day is sent to her aunt’s in Deadwich for the next school season, and given a part-time job at the spooky Ravenwyck Inn. This means a new high school, friends, boys, and all the social awkwardness of fitting in. Right away Brooke starts to have creepy visions, and returning nightmares. She and high school hottie, Marcus Knight, find an ancient Celtic amulet during a party weekend that seems to bind them together somehow and the story unravels around the amulet.

The Gathering Darkness is an entertaining, easy read about reincarnating lovers who have found each other again in a new life in order to vanquish old betrayals and ancient witchcraft reaching out to destroy them in the present.

Overall, I found the cute social awkwardness of young love and teen life to be a little more than I was expecting. Somehow I did not want to think that Brooke is just 16. Or maybe I was lucky/clueless at 16 to not really be fazed by all of the stuff. For me, in this case, less on this is better for good writing.

Early on in the story, the Celtic amulet plays a large role, giving way in the second half to witch lore and dark practices, so intriguing to readers with an interest in witchcraft.

As Brooke and Marcus begin to realize that something bigger than them is going on, I really like that Marcus brings Brooke to see his uncle, a wiser/mature person for help, though in some ways this gives an easy, fast explanation about what’s happening to them. Marcus I think is a really nice guy.

I enjoyed the creep factor descriptions, especially of Maggie, Ravenwyk’s owner, that hint at what she really is. Maggie is a very good villainess who will do anything to attain her own interests.

Brooke’s fairy origins are intriguing, though I feel that this hampers rather than helps define her character and draws away from the core story. Her fairy blood becomes essential but this story element I think could have been handled in a different, more intrinsic way that would have made the story more concise.

So, I felt the story and plot line were really neat and secondary characters okay-decent. I think the 16 year old group will really vibe with this, and recommend reading this interesting novel to all young at heart.

This review originally appeared on my blog