The Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson

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She can’t run from danger. She can’t hide from love. A mysterious boy may hold the secret to a teen’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping, romantic sci-fi/fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune.

Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.

Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira.

But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.

About Christine Johnson

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A native of Michigan, Christine Johnson has lived in every corner of the state’s lower peninsula. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Michigan but prefers small-town life. After a decade as a librarian, she plunged into writing novels and never looked back. She and her husband now split their time between Michigan and the Florida Keys. You can read more about Christine at
Published February 12, 2013 by Simon Pulse. 514 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She’s also horrified when, soon after their encounter, she begins seeing strange things—first just an unusual piece of fruit on the kitchen counter that disappears when she tries to touch it, but soon, they are larger and more elaborate visions that eventually cannot be ignored.

Dec 26 2012 | Read Full Review of The Gathering Dark


While the storyline during the final part of the book is not of a particularly high standard compared to several other and better books that involve a similar concept, it is a great deal of an improvement from the first half, plot-wise.

Feb 14 2013 | Read Full Review of The Gathering Dark

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