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The Gathering Storm

(Chausiku #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  23 reviews
There are six secret clans across the world–Africa (the Sakombi clan), Europe (the Spencer clan), Asia (the Qiáo clan), South America (the Amaru clan), North America (the Natosapi clan) and Australia (the Gale clan). Each clan possesses unique supernatural powers. On her 16th birthday Chassie Moreau discovers that she is a descendant of the Sakombi clan and she inherits th ...more
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published November 2012 by Pamela E. Cash
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Shanna Alexa
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great young adult book. Supernatural type books are my favorite to read and I enjoyed the author's inventive way of creating the characters' supernatural powers in the novel. This was a great beginning and I can't wait to read Book Two. ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Interesting plotline, even though the spelling and typographical errors could be distracting at times. I'm interested to see how the second book continues this story. ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story. I'm not sure what I expected but really got into it after the first couple of chapters. The plot was different and fresh, and I enjoyed the book. It's a great book for teens and young adults, however, I wouldn't recommend it for children under 12 because Chassie does get a little dark towards the end.

I really liked the characters and thought that their dialogue was exactly what I hear from teens in urban high schools. The author switched back and forth from urban dialect to
Don Sloan
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-gift
This was an enjoyable, easy teen read that was robust enough to hold an adult's interest. Ms Cash writes well and has laid out a framework encompassing special abilities and "clans" that makes for some great story telling. Some tension exist between being a straightforward teen adventure-paranormal yarn or a much richer and denser epic involving powerful beings, cultures, histories and motivations. Author has left herself plenty of room in future books to go down either path or to carefully stro ...more
Kimberly Vanderbloom

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

I was confused when I first started reading but everything became quite clear fairly quickly. I liked the authors writing style and her character development. I’m a sucker for a good supernatural read. I did find it to get dark which is nice for a little older audience of the young adult genre. Overall I was impressed and look forward to reading more in the series.
Catherine Dye
Original review:
Just... no. I'm honestly shocked at the positive reviews I'm seeing. This book needs some SERIOUS work. The writing is kind of awful. NOBODY in high school talks like that. The characters are no good either. Chassie and her friend John are described as jaw-droppingly gorgeous and completely unconcerned with the effect they have on people. Add a point to the unrealistic and cliche category for that one. Then we have the little tidbit about her gaining her powers on her 16th birthd
Ok now, when I first started reading this book, at least the first few pages, I was kind of wondering if I was reading another book because this book had pretty decent rating but I was perplexed because the copy I was reading had a elementary like writing style and some minor spelling mistakes. But then, when I checked the reviews in GD, I realized I wasn't the only one who noticed that.

Anyway, besides the obvious indication mentioned earlier, the story plot, the fast paced story line
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Young Adult science fiction book. I really liked the characters and the way that the plot developed. It was also really interesting the way that the supernatural powers were more of a supplement to the storyline about Chassie's mother and her murder. It really got good at the end of the book and Chassie showed that she could really go there when it came to confronting her mother's killer. Due to the mild violence at the end, I recommend it to 13 year olds and up.

3,5 stars
Cute story about a cute girl discovering she has wonderful powers the day of her sweet sixteen birthday.

The story in itself is nice BUT there are a lot of pauses for story tellings, I didnt enjoy this" one thousand and one nights" aspect of the book.

For my middle school to YA books fans: you will be pleased, the heroine is in high school, and the reader spends a lot of time in the high school world.

To my paranormal stories fans: The clans stories are pretty interesting and though a l
Rita Cottrell
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good book

I loved reading about this young girl and the way her life played out when she became 16 years old. A fantasy and love story combined with lots of scrapping with the bad guys mixed in. What more can you ask for? I loved it.
Doreen Dalesandro
Kindle freebie, 12/21/12
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book

I have this book 5 stars because it is so good that anyone over the age of 14 should read it. However, there was a few mistakes within the book. Nevertheless, I would recommend this book to everyone I thought would enjoy this book. Now, I wish the next book was out so I know what happens next. Some questions that come to mind are, Will she and her relationship with John? Will she meet the rest of her family? And last but not least, Will she know the true nature of Eito and destroy
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Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It is advertised as a Children's book, so maybe I shouldn't have read it, but so is "The Incredibles" movie, but I still enjoyed how they got in predicaments and had to use their ingenuity to get out of them. I was intrigued by the description of it on Amazon, and it was free, so I read it. There is no problem that can't be solved, the author just created a new super power to fix it! Also half of the book was spent on all the minute details of each scene, so the only story being told consisted o ...more
Amanda Novak
The story was written well enough to keep my attention. If it were not for the language I would recommend it for teens who are fans of Rick Riordan or the Hunger Games. The course language seemed like it was inserted awkwardly (perhaps it was intentional due to the age of the character using it). I will be looking forward to the second book in the series as a quick summer read.
Rosibel Matta
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from first reads and I have to say that this is a good book, first when I entered the giveaway I thought that this book was a graphic novel but it's not, I like how was written and the way the writer tells the story she was strait to the point, definitely a page turner I couldn't put it down.
This book is awesome I loved how they print it too it easy to read.
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: firstreaders
I received this book free through a Goodreads Giveaway. For a teen novel this would interest more of the younger teen age group. An interesting premise for a story. I was really surprised at how dark the story became but i can say i liked the style of writing towards the end of the book versus the rest. Overall not a bad read.
Cordelia the Ardent Reader
I give it 3.5 stars. A good story, though it id not arrest my interest so much. I ended up skimming though it, though I suspect that there is a fair number of people that would enjoy the story.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had alot of potential, but.. oh well!
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book but Chassie was just so powerful that I never felt that she was in any real danger.
jasmine Johnson
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is the greatest book I've ever read!! ...more
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Pamela E. Cash lives in Chicago and her favorite movie is The Matrix.

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