The Call by Peadar O’Guilin Review

This is another book I have heard a lot about the last few months from various Booktubers as well as on good reads, I am just hoping that this book is better than the last one I got because of popularity Caraval. Anyway, it is time for a review.



 The Hunger Games meets horror in this unforgettable thriller where only one thing is certain . . . you will be Called.

Thousands of years ago, humans banished the Sidhe fairy race to another dimension. The beautiful, terrible Sidhe have stewed in a land of horrors ever since, plotting their revenge . . . and now their day has come.

Fourteen-year-old Nessa lives in a world where every teen will be “Called.” It could come in the middle of the day, it could come deep in the night. But one instant she will be here, and the next she will wake up naked and alone in the Sidhe land. She will be spotted, hunted down, and brutally murdered. And she will be sent back in pieces by the Sidhe to the human world . . . unless she joins the rare few who survive for twenty-four hours and escape unscathed.

Nessa trains with her friends at an academy designed to maximize her chances at survival. But as the day’s tick by and her classmates go one by one, the threat of her Call lurks ever closer . . . and with it the threat of an even more insidious danger closer to home.

Taken from Goodreads

I want to start off by saying that this book is leaps and bounds better then Caraval, this book blows Caraval out of the water. The story is fantastic and is probably the best story I have read about in quite a while. Nessa is the main character but we get a chapter dedicated to each character that gets called as we find out just what it is like for them in the Sidhe Land and if they can survive or not. This makes the story more suspenseful as you are wondering the whole time when a character is going to get called and you end up hoping that it isn’t any of the character that you like as there is a good chance that they are going to die. The story has you gripped from start to finish as it makes you want to learn more about the world and just what it does to some people.

There is a romance section to this book but unlike most books the two people who are involved in the romance are trying their hardest to make it not happen but no matter how hard they try they keep getting drawn to each other and can’t stop thinking about each other. The reason why I like this romance is because it takes place over several years and they like each other because both are different in their own ways. It makes you hope that by the end of the book they get to together.

The way that Peadar O’Guilin describes everything in this book is just remarkable, this is because he described Ireland in the way it has become without anybody being able to help them as well as being able to describe the mysterious Sidhe Land. The way that the author does this is amazing, it makes the whole place very easy to imagine which makes for an overall more enjoyable read.

Even though this book is classed as a horror book I wasn’t really scared, if anything the book really isn’t that scary as all it has a weird race that kills people at a random time in their life to try and pay them back. If anything at most this book is a thriller as it will keep you on edge as you are going to worried about if your favourite character is going to be called next.

This is a great book and I recommend that you go out and buy it as soon as possible.

If you want to buy the book then here is an amazon link for it: The Call

Aaron Morrsi

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