The Call (Paperback)

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This book was a perfect, brutal, sinister faerie tale. Everything I could have asked for and then a little bit more.

— Meg


You have three minutes to save your life . . .

"A must-read for anyone who's been sleeping too well at night." --Danielle Vega, author of The Merciless

"Creepy and absorbing . . . PERFECT for Game of Thrones fans." --Buzzfeed


You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun.


The Sidhe are close. They're the most beautiful and terrible people you've ever seen. And they've seen you.


Nessa will be Called soon. No one thinks she has any chance to survive. But she's determined to prove them wrong.


Could you survive the Call?

A genre-changing blend of fantasy, horror, and folkore, The Call won't ever leave your mind from the moment you choose to answer it.

About the Author

Peadar O'Guilin grew up in beautiful Donegal in the far northwest of Ireland. These days, he lives in Dublin, where he toils day and night for a giant corporation. You can find him on Twitter by following @TheCallYA.

Praise For…

Praise for The Call:

An NYPL Best Book for Teens

An iBooks 25 Best Books of August pick

"The creepy and absorbing hybrid mixes fantasy, horror, and folklore (aka it's PERFECT for Game of Thrones fans)." --Buzzfeed

"A must-read for anyone who's been sleeping too well at night." --Danielle Vega, author of The Merciless

"A story as sensitive and tender as it is horrific and bloodthirsty . . . . It is a ghastly beauty, this book." --Virginia Bergin, author of H2O

* "Intense, riveting . . . Blisteringly fast-paced." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Recalls such predecessors as The Hunger Games or Divergent . . . the book excels [ ] in its worldbuilding." --Kirkus Reviews

"This enthralling and inventive thriller is full of horror, mystery, action and stars an empowering, inspiring female protagonist." --RT Book Reviews

"For those craving a new Hunger Games-esque thriller." --School Library Journal

"This is brilliantly compelling adventure . . . Don't miss it." --The Bookseller (UK)

"Fresh and interesting and powerful. It's beautifully paced, remorseless and is peopled with characters you can believe in. I couldn't put it down." --The Bookbag (UK)

"I found this book starting to infect my dreams, so vividly and relentlessly rendered are its many nightmares." --Irish Independent

"Wildly imaginative . . . will appeal to Hunger Games fans, who'll eagerly await an undoubted sequel to this impressive debut." --Daily Mail (UK)

"O'Guilin has created a world worth a short, head-shattering visit." --Culture Hub Magazine (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338160703
ISBN-10: 1338160702
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English