Mohamed Saeed Saeed itibaren 32879 Ogos, Ourense, İspanya
3.5 stars. I received an ARC copy of The Gathering through the Goodreads First Reads program (much thanks!). There are good and bad to this book for sure. Kelley Armstrong is a solid writer who does a good job with the action. However, it was slow to start, taking me at least 100 pages to get into the story, but then things take off with a shot in multiple directions. There were some characters that were well developed but some that weren't, as well as what seem to be multiple storylines within the same overall plot (I'm guessing it will be the same plot?). Both contributed to some level of confusion throughout. I'm still not exactly sure what the heck is going on in Salmon Creek - not that there is mystery unsolved - more that there was so much going on, that I can't figure out which direction to focus attention. But that's not to say I'm not intrigued by where the series will go. I just wish there had been more focus on quality over quantity when it comes to characters and plotlines. Will it all come together and make sense in book 3? Probably, but I personally like some similance of a picture of where we might go within the first 358 pages. Be warned, this book ends stark in the middle of the action so if cliffhangers aren't your thing, you may want to wait until the series is complete before taking it on.
So far it's been interesting to read about this book written in 87 and to compare it to today and what is happening in the Middle East. I really enjoyed this book. I loved learning more about Islam and understanding her perspective on the peace treaty her husband made with Israel. I truly recommend this book to everyone.
well written and not hard to read. once i got into it i didn't want to put it down. i enjoyed his style of writing, although i wish the end had a bit more to it. the theme of using children to fight made me think of the hunger games trilogy; and although both are enjoyable and action packed, i liked EG more. the concepts are a bit higher in this book and they take things to the next level whereas some things in HGT are brought to the table but not brought to fruition.