The Call by Peadar O’Guilin Review

This is a book I have read before but it has been some time since I last read it and I wanted to read the sequel so time for a re read I think. Anyway, it is time for a review.

Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.

Could you survive the Call?

Taken from goodreads

From the very beginning you will notice that this is not like any other book you have read, well it was like nothing I have ever read before and it made it so much more exciting going into it as you just want to keep reading so you can find out as much as you can about this new world. Not only the present but also the past just so you can try and understand the whole history behind why the call actually happens and why Ireland is the only country left standing. 

The characters are something else, even though they are just 15-16 years old they are so mature and it is because if they aren’t then they will die horrible deaths. This does cause them to have a few mental problems especially the so called bad guys but that just makes for a great read. Nessa has polio, a disease that people thought was gone from first world countries decades ago, but Nessa makes sure it doesn’t affect her the way other people think it will when she gets called. It is because of this and just how strong mentally she is that she will fast become your favourite character in the book.

I do like the fact we don’t just get one person’s point of view when it comes to the call, we in fact get them all. This allows us to sort of understand the grey land better as well as the Sidhe and what they are actually capable of. 

This book is dark, to the point where some people might find it uncomfortable which is why I think on goodreads it only has a 3.87/5 but it is still a fantastic book and is a great way of Peadar showing just what they are capable of as an author.

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