She can’t run from danger. She can’t hide from love. A mysterious boy may hold the secret to a teen’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping, romantic sci-fi/fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune.
Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.
Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira.
But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.
Christine Johnson grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. While she was in the “away” part of that adventure, she lived in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended DePaul University and majored in Political Science. She now lives in an old house in an old neighborhood with her kids and way too many books. Find her on the web at http://www.christinejohnsonbooks.com/ and on Twitter @cjohnsonbooks.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)
"A tale of young love and teenage angst. Perfect escape reading."
– Lynne Farrell Stover, VOYA
"Johnson is adept at maintaining an air of menace and suspense while infusing sexual tension into the mix."
– Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[The Gathering Dark] is an interesting amalgam: a lusty romance made more so by its self-imposed, repressed desire, a nod to astrophysics and the theory of dark matter, and a suspenseful adventure into another world, all grounded in references to classical piano repertoire."