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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin | Review

Some books are just so deliciously dark that you are immediately in their power. They keep you close while they shock you, upset you and make you fall completely and utterly in love with them. The Call is one such book.

This is set in a world where every teenager will be taken to another land without warning, where they will have to face a terrible hunt. And with only one in ten of them making it, their chances of survival are slim. Nessa has been training since she was a child, determined to prove the people that don't think she will survive wrong. As more and more of her friends are taken, The Call seems even more dangerous.

The Call is a brutal and fast paced novel that will keep you on the edge of your seats. I was so on Team Nessa that it hurt and I was basically biting my nails as she struggled to survive in dark and dangerous times.

It isn't a book that holds back so if you want a light adventure story, this probably isn't the book for you. It revels in the uneasy and the nasty, while managing to maintain the delicate balance between imaginative and being gory for the sake of it. If you are a fan of grimdark or YA dystopian, this is definitely a book that you should check out.

Just make sure that you leave a light on afterwards....

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