The Call by Peadar O’Guilin review

“3 minutes: You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun. 2 minutes: The Sídhe are close. They’re the most beautiful and terrible people you’ve ever seen. And they’ve seen you. 1 minute: Nessa will be Called soon. No one thinks she has any chance to survive. But she’s determined to prove them wrong. Times up! Could you survive the Call?”


My first thoughts when I read the jacket was “holy shit this is going to be so creepy!” Boy was I ever fooled. 😣 It had so much potential to be an amazing horror novel but it just fell flat for me. Yes it’s dark, a bit creepy but I’m having trouble seeing how people got scared. Seeing myself in the mirror in the mornings is more scary than this book 😂 I don’t regret reading it. But I did not connect with any of the characters. Frankly they all could have died and I wouldn’t have shed a tear. The writing to me is more for a middle grade than YA. The Fae was the only good part of this book until the end. I don’t know. It was left open for more books. Maybe he will write more. I don’t know. But it was so slow and then all of a sudden it picked up a bit and then just like out of nowhere it was over. Blah. Ugh I really don’t even know what to say. Don’t buy it. If you want to check it out then get it from your library or borrow it first. 

2/5 🕸 (it’s October so I do spiderwebs instead of stars) but the more I think the more I want to lower it. I don’t know. 

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