The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
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April 12th 2011 by Harper Collins
Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya's determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret—and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.
VERY exciting WoW post this week, because look! There's a cover for The Gathering! Eep! It's just so exciting, and makes the whole damn thing feel real. And sure, it's not coming out for almost a year and the cover is no where near as awesome as the Darkest Powers covers but still... eep! THE EXCITEMENT!