Oh, haiiii, have you seen this cover!?!? Gorgeous!
I just finished proofreading THE GATHERING DARKNESS, and felt compelled to write a little review. I'm not the best book reviewer ever, I know that. Usually I'm just gushing about a book I loved, or saying meh about a book I hated. (Well, that's not entirely true. If I hated it, I'll just keep quiet. I'm not in the business of breaking authors' hearts.)
On that note, here's my disclaimer - regardless of what you may think about me reviewing a friend's book, or reviewing a book by another Curiosity Quills author - I want you to know that if I've read a book by someone I know and did not like it, I will NEVER write a review saying otherwise. So though people may think i am a biased reviewer, I can assure you I am not.
So, with that said ...
So, with that said ...
I LOVED this book. LOVED IT.
I am thrilled to share a publishing house with Lisa Collicutt and can't wait to read more of her work.
Congratulations on your upcoming 9/22 BOOK BIRTHDAY, Lisa!!!
Here's my Goodreads review:
I REALLY loved this book. I received the final draft to proofread, and half of me is worried that I was too engulfed in the book to catch mistakes. It was so good! I had the pleasure of reading this without having ANY idea what it was about - hadn't even read the blurb. This made for a very mysterious ride, and kept me guessing throughout.
I haven't read many books about witchcraft or witches, but I loved - LOVED! - the take on witchcraft in THE GATHERING DARKNESS.
Brooke was a girl with a past - not a bad past per se, and not one we really get a feel for, but I didn't mind not knowing all of her history. Lisa Collicut managed to make me feel for the character and connect with er, without bogging the book down with back story. I really liked Brooke - she was awkward in moments that would make teenaged girls awkward, and strong when it really counted. She seemed very realistic to me.
Marcus - *swoon* - was a dark and brooding love interest, but not in a bad way. He was never rude to Brooke, or stand-offish like so many of our favorite YA bad-boys tend to be. I loved him instantly.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book. You will not be sorry.
FIVE STARS. Easily.