Did somebody say FAERIES? – The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

Don’t know if you follow any booktubers but a couple of months ago they were raving about this book and so I had to pick it up. If you haven’t heard of it here’s the synopsis:

THREE MINUTES
You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun.
TWO MINUTES
The Sidhe are close. They’re the most beautiful and terrible people you’ve ever seen. And they’ve seen you.
ONE MINUTE
Nessa will be Called soon. No one thinks she has any chance to survive. But she’s determined to prove them wrong.
TIME’S UP
Could you survive the Call?

That’s one of them at least. There are so many different synopses for this book. Rather relevant information: Nessa legs were twisted by polio and so her chances of survival when Called are relatively low. But she isn’t a whiny protagonist and that is why I loved her.

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The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

5 / 5 Stars! ( WOOOO)

I was really surprised by this novel. I didn’t expect to love it so much but I flew through it in a couple of days.

Nessa seems like a really believable character. She is facing a terrifying adversity and the odds are against her and so she is incredibly determined. I really believed in her character.

The story is centred mostly around the training school the kids go to in order to survive the Call. You get all the teenage drama, but I really liked it. Sometimes it’s nice just to read about a good ol’ training school.

Then there’s the actual Call. Where the book shifts to different POVs as the characters are Called and you get to see in to The Grey Land (the incredibly messed up faerie land). It was a good take on faeries, mixed with mythology and it was interesting to read a book where no one fell for the beautiful faeries for once.

Oh, the book is a tad brutal though. Just thought I’d add that.

I recommend this if you ARE NOT SQUEAMISH, fancy reading about a school drama and…

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FAERIES!?

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