The Call / The Call #1

Individual Rating: 3.8/5

Favorite Within Series:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than 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 was definitely intrigued the entire time I was reading this. I’m not completely sure how I felt about it, though. I couldn’t put the book down, but I was also massively confused in some parts. We follow a girl names Nessa who has polio through a dark and twisted world full of ready-to-kill 14 year olds. I loved the premise of this book, I thought it was interesting, but I wish the kids would have been older at times. It wasn’t really anything for me to hate enough to stop reading, though. I still enjoyed the book.

The one thing I didn’t care for was the style of writing. We were focused on Nessa, yes, but we also had about 10 or so other voices and people to follow, most of whom died. It was hard to feel any attachment towards the characters because most of them would be dead by the end of the book. I love everything about the idea of the plot, but I wish it had been extended a little bit more. It felt kind of short to me.

I did, however, love the Sidhe and the grey world. I love the set up for the second book in the fight between humanity and the Sidhe. I think it’s a fascinating element to add, and I’m really excited to get my hands on the second one. I liked Nessa, and I liked the idea that she had a disability, but still seems to be the most resourceful of them all. What I didn’t care for, and I won’t spoil it, was the ending. It felt extremely anti climactic to me, and I felt it could have been done a lot better.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants a very different read full of death and carnage. It was an unsettling topic, and an obscure thing to read. I will recommend this book to my friends because it’s so out there and so interesting that I feel like everyone should read it just to have the experience.

Other Information:

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: August 30th, 2016

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Paranormal

Author: Peadar O Guilin

Synopsis: Goodreads

Price: $2.99 (Limited Time on Kindle!)

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