The Call



➽ The Call Download ➺ Author Peadar Ó Guilín – E17streets4all.co.uk Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land with horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about And then you hear a horn and you know t Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land with 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 begunCould you survive The Call.The Call

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The Call MOBI ò Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • The Call
  • Peadar Ó Guilín
  • English
  • 03 January 2014
  • 9781338045611

10 thoughts on “The Call

  1. says:

    This book was so much better than I was expecting it to be Mind you I wasn't a huge fan of the writing style but it didn't really affect my overall enjoyment of the story This book is gruesome horrific At times I had to set the book down because of how twisted it was getting but then I'd pick it right back up because I had to know what was going to happen This is the perfect read if you're looking for a uniue horror story FULL VIDEO REVIEW CAN BE FOUND HERE

  2. says:

    I REALLY REALLY ENJOYED THIS CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 2 Here's my full booktalk

  3. says:

    A fairy tale One where the Fae play with people like Sid Phillips plays with toys Well as harmful and destructive but they seem alien Sid is Andy's sociopath neighbor in Toy Story if you're not up to speed on children's movies Along the lines ofAs flies to wanton boys are we to the' godsThey kill us for their sport—King Lear Act 4 scene 1 32–37 William ShakespeareIt's a genre blend of fantasy horror and folklore A contemporary setting with Ireland as a cursed land cut off from the rest of the world Every teen is transported to the fairy world of the Grey Land for three minutes Children train aggressively in preparation for the ordeal but most return dead grotesuely rearranged or appear intact but Nessa is a decidedly odd and oddly likable heroine A warrior stuck with the frail flesh of a 14 year old girl who was permanently disabled by polio The kindest people regard her as hopelessly doomed But she faces the inevitable challenge which not even the strongest surviveI realize fantasy horror with the grotesue parallel world of the Sidhe fairy race isn't for everyone And post apocalyptic dystopian novels are easy to come by But there is some nice world building an unlikely protagonist and an interesting blend of horror and folklore It is sold as fantasy for ages 12 16 School Library Journal cautions The language sex violence and world of the Grey Land are appropriate for mature fantasy fans

  4. says:

    Wow I flew through this book It was unputdownableImagine the Hunger Games but instead of only one group of kids a year having to go every single teen has to go at one point And instead of fighting each other to the death there are ugly twisted vicious monsters chasing you down to torture and kill you You only have to survive the day but only 1 in 10 makes it out alive And even then they are not without emotional and physical scarsIt was brutal Dark bloody sadistic yeah really good The back cover says that this book is a must read for anyone who's been sleeping too well at night I have to agree Unless you are a bloodthirsty reader with a heart of stone like me I'll be sleeping fine But I loved this book

  5. says:

    Nessa was celebrating her 10th birthday when her childhood abruptly ended Instead of giving gifts and baking a cake her parents explain The Call The little girl that built an emotional armor against people’s perceptions; both the pitying looks as well as the ones filled with contempt and disbelief is intelligent enough to understand the uselessness of her efforts Her legs twisted by polio into of a hindrance than a help have gone from a focal point to a genuine liability Held hostage and wholly isolated these Irish folks have but one focus teaching the children to survive The Call From the age of ten through the teenage years training is vigorous and relentless Just shy of cruel the grueling paces are unuestionably a necessary evil Almost one in ten survive today an exponential improvement over the one in one hundred from decades ago An amazing accomplishment as fairies have an undeniable advantage when they pull a human child into their worldIrish fairies may be my very favorite folklore creatures and Mr O’Guilin portrays them perfectly in The Call The one universal fact seems to be that fairies cannot lie and they possess a perverse pride in always keeping their word Bad to the core but bound by these rules Sidhe are as clever and cunning as they are cruel The hideous game of fairy versus human produces a plot that is exciting fast paced and adventurous accented with awesome action scenes Of course nothing is so simple and definite in reality and Mr O’Guilin does not settle for solely myth against man Most humans are considerate committed to the greater good; but a few are slimy and self serving Mystiue makes the tale even compelling and builds suspense creating compulsory page turning Coupled with colorful captivating characters and sharp and witty dialogue The Call is a brilliant book that I enjoyed immenselyThis review was written for Buried Under Books by jv poore

  6. says:

    A fairy tale One where the Fae play with people like Sid Phillips plays with toys Well as harmful and destructive but they seem alien Sid is Andy's sociopath neighbor in Toy Story if you're not up to speed on children's movies Along the lines ofAs flies to wanton boys are we to the' godsThey kill us for their sport—King Lear Act 4 scene 1 32–37 William ShakespeareIt's a genre blend of fantasy horror and folklore A contemporary setting with Ireland as a cursed land cut off from the rest of the world Every teen is transported to the fairy world of the Grey Land for three minutes Children train aggressively in preparation for the ordeal but most return dead grotesuely rearranged or appear intact but Nessa is a decidedly odd and oddly likable heroine A warrior stuck with the frail flesh of a 14 year old girl who was permanently disabled by polio The kindest people regard her as hopelessly doomed But she faces the inevitable challenge which not even the strongest surviveI realize fantasy horror with the grotesue parallel world of the Sidhe fairy race isn't for everyone And post apocalyptic dystopian novels are easy to come by But there is some nice world building an unlikely protagonist and an interesting blend of horror and folklore It is sold as fantasy for ages 12 16 School Library Journal cautions The language sex violence and world of the Grey Land are appropriate for mature fantasy fans

  7. says:

    Deliciously brutal and loads of fun The Call is a bloody heart racing delight It's going to be a painful wait for the seuel The man who is speaking pokes his head in reaching blindly with his deadly hands But she has hands too and before he knows what has hit him she has taken his eyeballs Every child will be Called it's only a matter of when Between ages 10 17 every child in Ireland male or female healthy or not will disappear for 3 minutes and 4 seconds a full 24 hours to them thrown into The Grey Land where the Sídhe were banished eons ago There will be no warning no time to say goodbyes It's a colorless place where the grass will slice your feet the trees will rip your flesh and the Sídhe who live there want nothing than to hunt gruesomely disfigure and kill whoever is unlucky enough to be Called next Even if you survive current chances are about 1 in 10 you'll likely be deformed physically and mentally scarredFun right?Nessa short for Vanessa is one of a shrinking pool of students at a survival academy No one expects her to survive when she's Called She doesn't have full use of one of her legs due to having polio as a child earning her the cruel nickname Clip Clop Most people think her parents should have been kind enough to poision her or smother her in her sleep maybe Others pity herNessa is having none of that shit She knows she's likely to die but that just means she trains harder to be better faster stronger and agile If she dies well she dies but she sure as hell isn't going to take it lying down Instead it’s to be acid if she can’t hold on fire if she can There won’t be enough of her left to fill a teacup and everyone will say how they knew she’d never make it but wasn’t it sweet the way she kept trying anyway? Really very touching She has friends enemies dick brain bullies in addition to the Sídhe and even a crush at the academy but it's hard for Nessa to really connect with anyone Training and surviving has to be her number one priority and that doesn't leave much time for teenage hormones or chances to be young and wild view spoilerWhen her crush Anto is returned from his Calling with half of his body massively dis proportioned and clearly mentally traumatized by his ordeal she's torn between wanting to help him and trying to force herself to stay on track And with her friend Megan who I loved and as the story goes along she struggles to be open and affectionate I could write whole paragraphs about Megan's ballsy defiant attitude too hide spoiler

  8. says:

    Could You Survive the Call? NOTE Read it for a second time and still give it four stars I really had fun with this one and just love the amount of gore and disturbing images MORE I haven't read anything uite like this book then again I've only recently gotten really into dystopian books This book was uite a ride The Call is centered a group of kids that are training for when it's their turn to be Called At the age of ten they are taken from those they know and love and put into a very strict and harsh school where they are trained to try and survive the horrors that are inevitably coming their way The Sidhe are a race of fae that are hellbent on killing anyone they can from Ireland because the Irish took their land many years ago and forced them into a type of hell The Sidhe only live to seek vengeance for the wrongs that have been done to them The Call is kind of a mix of The Hunger Games and a adult horror book The violence is all too real in this book and fairly disturbing I actually would've liked them to go a little further with some of the descriptions and what happened to some of the kids Maybe that makes me a sicko it likely does What can you do I loved that a YA book was actually disturbing me though with some of the ideas it was throwing out I won't give anything away because it's fun reading about it I don't understand why this book didn't get hype It deserves I saw a few large Booktubers mention it but it kind of disappeared from any discussion in YA books just as fast as it came Shame I found the book fairly fast paced but I know others have said differently The book kept my interest though out it all and I would've likely read it in one sitting if I didn't have five books on the go at the time The main protagonist worked for me I found her intelligent and I loved her drive I also loved that the main character had a physical disability I wish we would see about disabilities in these types of books So many of us can relate and identify with these types of characters and other people can learn a lot from just the normalization of disabilities in general So bravo to the author of making his lead with a big challenge like that to overcome So what didn't work for me? Why did I hold back on five stars? The characters were a little thin There were some that when they got Called I had no clue who they were That didn't mean I wasn't interested though No I didn't have any investment in those characters but I did have an investment in the world they entered I wanted to know what was going on and what awful things they going to have to endure so that didn't ruin it for me I think the world building on both sides needed to be fleshed out I wasn't confused about anything I just wanted I could've easily read another 100 pages on the world alone I have no idea if that is a good or bad thing I also had issues with the main character's best friend I don't mind that she was crass but at times she felt a bit juvenile with all the potty humor It made me roll my eyes a few times Not my thing at all I'm not going to criticize that I don't know much about Anto yet but only because another book is coming I have no idea if it will be a series or a duology I don't think that has been announced I'm hoping that the author will take the time to let us get to know these characters better in the next one I highly recommend this book IF you can handle gore and violence This book doesn't hold back even though it is a YA novel I also should warn you that it does leave the book on a pretty big cliff hanger so if that is going to bother you then you might want to wait till the author releases the next story so you can find out what happens right away

  9. says:

    LINK UPDATED‘Listen’ he says ‘we don’t need the Sidhe to teach us evil We were the ones who put them in the Grey Land remember? And not just for a day or however long it is the Call lasts We Irish we trapped an entire race of people in hell for all eternity just so we could take their homes for ourselves’In the Iron Age the people of Ireland chased the fairyfolk away and trapped them in a nightmarish other dimension 25 years ago the Sidhe successfully cursed Ireland cutting it off from the rest of the world and began picking off its childrenSometime between the ages of ten and seventeen every child will be called to this nightmarish dimension without warning There naked and without any weapons they must run and fight and do whatever it takes to survive the day If they make it through 24 hours in the Grey Land three minutes and four seconds in our world they can return home though they will never be the same because that other world is so very gruesomeThe silver landscape falls away in front of her like a scroll with a map drawn on it Fairyland in its entirety lakes of red fire the only colour here spewing and bubbling in the distance; forests growing terrible fruits; tornadoes that look like a giant’s fingers digging into the soil; scattered lightening; burning rains and murderous flora of every kindThe creature was once a human woman Now she pads along on all fours Her back legs bend the wrong way Her jaws have grown thick and large with massive teeth that don’t fit properly together so that the mouth can never fully close and a constant stream of drool hangs down from her chin Her paws are still recognizably human hands Her all too human breasts hang down catching on rocks and bushes so that Antoinette aches to see it and wishes she could do something to help A worse smell than usual tickles his nostrils It began with Dagda’s arrival He sees why when he looks at the man’t clothing and he gasps for the hem of each sleeve is a set of human lips – a whole human mouth in fact panting in distress around the Sidhe’s wrists while a tiny trail of what might be vomit drips away to the groundAnd if they catch you well you really don’t want them to catch youThe boy’s body reappears and thumps down hard onto the floor Nessa is relieved to see that it’s not one of the really awful ones There’s nothing to churn the stomach here other than a little blood and a set of tiny antlers growing from the back of his head The Sidhe can be a lot imaginative than that and they even have what experts refer to as a ‘sense of fun’ Nessa shiversAnd suddenly something is there not a corpse and far too large for a human being Two metres high it stands on four legs that end in a parody of a man’s toes Its skin is the pale white of most Irish but it has stretched so thinly over such a large frame that parts of it lie torn and bleedingThe next morning is Halloween To celebrate the Sidhe have left a gift in the boy’s dorm It is Keith one of the Round Table They have sculpted his face into a delicate flower of blood and skinThe rest of this review can be found HERE

  10. says:

    375 The whole time reading this I couldn't stop thinking that this book is perfect for fans of Stranger Things I recently watched and loved the show and this gave me major Stranger Things vibes It was eerie and not afraid to be a little disturbing and push boundaries It was definitely a fun read I did find the ending slightly anticlimactic and I wasn't the biggest fan of the writing style which I eventually got used to and it didn't take away from the enjoyment of the story The Call was a twisted creepy read and a great book to read around Halloween

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