Title: The Gathering Dark
Author: Christine Johnson
This book has been on my shelf for a month since I bought it...Yeah I know that is way too long for a book to sit on a shelf but I was busy and I ended up getting a lot more interesting books. This one doesn't really tell you what it is about until almost halfway through the book which is kind of annoying. I did enjoy it though it was kind of boring at times and it took me much longer to finish the book than I thought it would. It reminded me of Prom & Prejudice, Hush Hush, and Twilight. Much better than Twilight and almost as good as Hush Hush.
Keira is a girl who is set on her goal to go to Julliard and become a famous pianist. She practices so much she can almost ignore how her parents avoid each other every chance they get. It seems that they just end up leaving her all alone. Her mother wants a better life for her than to be stuck in their tiny town where she is stuck with her husband.
When Keira meets Walker at the music store there is an instant connection between the two. He insists on making appearances in her life. As she spends more time with him though she starts to see things. Things that aren't there. One thing though! Walker can see them too and so together they try to figure out how they can be together without any problems.
What they see is called Darkside and it is also where Walker grew up. Keira is...Oh that would mean spoiling it! Oops! I am not going to spoil it for you all! All I can say is that Darklings want Keira and Walker dead because of what she is and the fact that Walker is helping her stay safe. Will they survive and fix the rips between worlds? Or will they be killed and the rips they caused to remain there forever?
I loved this book and thought there could be a second book I will be happy with just this one. Especially since so many parts could've been taken out and still kept the story good! It was quite annoying because it took so long and I almost fell asleep since it was so boring. There wasn't any excitement to it except for in very few parts. I loved it though and hope you enjoy it too!
About The Author
Christine Johnson grew up in, moved away from, then came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. She majored in Political Science.
She lives with her husband and two children in a creaky old house. She is the author of Claire de Lune and its sequel, Nocturne.