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The call por Peadar O'Guilin
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The call (edición 2016)

por Peadar O'Guilin

Series: The Grey Land (1)

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For the last twenty-five years every teenager in Ireland has been subject to "the call" which takes them away to the land of the Sídhe, where they are hunted for twenty four hours (though only three minutes pass in this world)--handicapped by her twisted legs, Nessa Doherty knows that very few return alive, but she is determined to be one of them.… (más)
Miembro:stripymanticore
Título:The call
Autores:Peadar O'Guilin
Info:London : David Fickling Books, 2016.
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Etiquetas:ebook

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Pleasantly surprised by a young adult story with a heroine with a disability, well written and strong horror themes. ( )
  brakketh | Jan 1, 2020 |
4.5 - storytelling at its finest. A quick yet addictive read. I was surprised at how invested I became in the characters. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Update: This is my second read thru and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Time to read the second book in the series.... ( )
  Jonez | Oct 24, 2019 |
Well shit.

My current job has periods of busyness interspersed with downtime, so I've taken to reading ebooks from the library during the slow periods. Most of the good ebooks are already checked out, so when I'm looking for something to read now, there's... well frankly, there's a lot of crap. A good chunk of the bad books I've read this year came from work doldrums.

I thought The Call was going to be like the other ebooks. Mediocre. Meh. Boring, but less boring than watching paint dry.

I was so wrong.

The Call is terrifying. I don't know why this is classified as YA, except the main character is 14. Everything else is beyond insane. For the past 25 years, Ireland has been cut off from the world. Planes crash, boats capsize, and the internet's down for good. And every child received a Call once between the ages of 10 and 17. During his or her Call, the child is spirited off to Fairyland. Survive for one day--just three minutes in our world--and the child is safe forever. Most do not survive.

Look, this book is batshit crazy. The Sidhe, or the fairyfolk, are pure nightmare fuel. They can reshape humans just by touching. Their king wears a human skin that's still alive. They ride horses that are humans reshaped into horse-like form. Joe Hill wishes he could dream up this nightmare.

If anything, The Call is reminiscent of The Fireman, in that I was expecting one thing and ended up with a horror novel. But possibly more fucked up, if that can even happen.

But for a horror novel that has little to no resemblance to your typical YA book? It's really good. I couldn't put it down.

But also, terrifying beyond words. Jeez. ( )
  miri12 | May 31, 2019 |
In an Ireland cut off from the rest of the world, in a world where adults grow old but children disappear, in a school where teens try to prepare for a call that “changes” or kills them all as they grow up… in a book called The Call by Peadar O’Guilin, smooth sharp writing, absorbing characters, scary action sequences and haunting mysteries quickly draw the reader in. Not quite apocalyptic fiction, nor dystopian; not quite teen magic and power; not Harry Potter or Hunger Games but perhaps an enthralling combination of both… this is the story of a group of teens awaiting their call, learning to run and fight and, hopefully, survive, and forming bonds that time will surely break.

In the midst of it all is a character with a physical disability. She surely can’t run and won't survive… but she can climb, use tools, think and imagine, and dream of love. Seen through her eyes, this world is a cruel place, but giving up—on life, on friendship, on hope—is surely not the right path. So she seeks something more…

Gruesome, haunting, terrifying, and impossible to put down, the Call pulls you in, chews you up and spits you out. It’s a complete tale in itself, with backstory slowly revealed, and so much more to ponder. It’s seriously dark, and its protagonist is seriously human and humanly flawed. And I love it.

Disclosure: My son got it for Christmas and I love it ( )
1 vota SheilaDeeth | Apr 15, 2019 |
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Though the plot is not terrifically original, readers will root for the book’s disabled protagonist to survive.
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For the last twenty-five years every teenager in Ireland has been subject to "the call" which takes them away to the land of the Sídhe, where they are hunted for twenty four hours (though only three minutes pass in this world)--handicapped by her twisted legs, Nessa Doherty knows that very few return alive, but she is determined to be one of them.

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