The Call

By: Peadar O'Guilin
Location: FIC OGU
Genre: Horror, dystopian survival & Irish folklore fantasy all rolled into one!

  Christine describes this book like this:

Imagine 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 scars .

"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?"

"3 Minutes
You wake up alone in a horrible land.
A horn sounds. The Call has begun.
2 Minutes
The Sidhe are close. They're the most beautiful and terrible people you've ever seen.
And they've seen you.

1 Minute
Nessa will be called soon.
No one thinks she has any chance to survive.
But's she's going to prove them wrong.


Could you survive the call?"

3 minutes and 4 seconds. The length of time every teenager is 'Called', from the moment they vanish to the moment they reappear. 9 out of 10 children return dead. Even the survivors are changed. The nation must survive. Nessa, Megan and Anto are at a training school - to give them some chance to fight back. Their enemy is brutal and unforgiving. But Nessa is determined to come back alive. Determined to prove that her polio-twisted legs won't get her killed. But her enemies don't just live in the Grey Land. There are people closer to home who will go to any length to see her, and the nation, fail... 


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