So, its been a while since my last blog and I thought I’d write a review as its been a while since i’ve been able to sink my teeth into a good book.
The Call, written by Peadar O’Guilin, was a book I’d heard about in passing quite a few times. I’ve actually had my copy since last year but just not had the time to dive into it (I don’t like to to be interrupted when I start a book, not even for bathroom breaks) So I was quite happy when I got the chance to settle down with it the other night after hearing Beyond Books Media rave about it for so long.
I must admit the first chapter didn’t pull me in as much as I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong it was well written and had me asking questions from the start but I just had my doubts. Boy was I wrong! By the third chapter I was completely caught hook, line and sinker and the book wasn’t put down until i’d read all 335 pages.
Theres a lot of good books out there on the market. So many choices and not enough hours in the day, but I assure you there’s nothing quite like this! Fairy tales didn’t know what hit them when this book was written and all the traditional rules were definitely thrown out the window.
Anyone looking for a pretty tale with a happy storyline, this certainly isn’t that, but to be able to take such fantastic folklore and mould it into such a thrilling and gripping story is magic in itself. From start to finish it has you asking questions constantly and by the end your itching for the next instalment, so many questions still burning.
I hate to give spoilers so I’m not going to ruin it for anyone, but I urge you to read this book and try something new, fresh and completely out of the box, fantasy meets horror with the best action blended in!
So what are you waiting for? Go! Get it, now! You have 3 minutes ….