Thursday, February 2, 2017
Review: The Call
Title: The Call
Author: Peadar Ó Guilín
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Year published: 2016
How I got this book: Listened to it as an audiobook through StoryTel
My rating: 4,5 stars
Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it that you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.
Could you survive the Call?
I wanted to read this because I had heard so much about it, and it seemed like a lot of people really liked it. When I saw that they had it on StoryTel, I knew that I had to pick it up. So I did. And I am so glad I did it.
The setting for this story is so unique and interesting, and it was easy to get into as well. I didn't know that much about the book before starting it, but it was so easy to get into, and it was exciting from the beginning.
The story is so dark and twisted, but it really works. I got this eerie feeling whilst listening to this, and I really enjoyed the audiobook. The Sidhe are so gruesome, but they really made this story something else. And the fact that the author built the story on Irish folklore, and though I don't know much about it, it was super interesting.
This books is impossible to put down, and you are kept at the edge of your seat at all times. You never know when one of the characters will be called, and that is part of what makes this story so impossible to put down, until you finish it.
I have read that the author is writing a sequel, which makes me happy. The ending was amazing, but it definitely made me crave more and want to know what was going to happen.
The Call is a book I will recommend to a lot of my friends. I don't think it is for everyone, as it is quite graphic and gruesome, but that is what makes this book so gripping as well.
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