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The Invasion

(Grey Land #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,071 ratings  ·  226 reviews
After so much danger, Nessa and Anto can finally dream of a happy life. But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors -- boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy. To the authorities, Nessa's guilt is obvious. Her punishment is to be sent back to the nightmare of the Grey Land for the rest of her life. The Sídh ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by David Fickling Books
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Angela Shea They use the people who they captured from the boats and planes who tried to leave Ireland, or from past times when the portals opened, like Father…moreThey use the people who they captured from the boats and planes who tried to leave Ireland, or from past times when the portals opened, like Father Ambrosia. (less)
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Ellen Gail
“I hear the Sídhe have found a way in...I hear that’s what it’s about. An invasion.”

The Call is a fantastic book - brutal, inventive, and exciting! I expected more of the same with the sequel The Invasion, as well as plenty of new surprises.

Well...I got surprises all right.

I am just SUPER disappointed.

Mild spoilers throughout, but anything heavy duty will be marked. And spoilers for The Call. Obvs.

Let's start with what I did like:

Aoife! I didn't think about her much in the first book. She wa
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-dark
I really enjoyed this duology. The Invasion wasn’t as strong as the first book (The Call) but it was still an enjoyable read. For whatever reason, I really love creepy, twisted, and dark books and this duology has it all. There are several different narratives in this book but the strongest involves my favorite character Nessa. Nessa is still front and center in The Invasion and despite her severely deformed legs, she is a force to be reckoned with. With the Grey Land revisited and humans finall ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this was an excellent follow up to The Call. Having read the first book I was prepared for grim and dark, and The Invasion pretty much delivers.

The experiences of horror come this time not just from the Sidhe, but also from other humans. Of course they think Nessa is a traitor, otherwise how else could she have survived her Call? I found the whole nightmare Nessa has to endure as an accused traitor almost as stressful and horrifying as any trips to the Grey Land.

If you liked The Call
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

PATRONAT P42 (oczywiście jak będzie już premiera w Polsce XD)


Nikt nie spodziewał się takiego obrotu zdarzeń! Dalsze losy Nessy mrożą krew w żyłach i stanowią świetne zwieńczenie historii The Call. Wezwanie oraz Inwazja pokazują jak w dwóch książkach można zawrzeć więcej akcji niż w niejednej trylogii.

+ wydarzenie, od którego rozpoczyna się ta książka… nigdy nie przyszłoby mi to do głowy, a jednocześnie to tak bardzo pasuje do fabuły!
+ ta książką to bar
Sara Grossaint
When I read The Call about a year and a half ago now, I did so under the assumption that it was a good Halloween one-off, a haunting story about horrific, evil fairies known as the sídhe, who terrorized Ireland by spiriting all their children away to the grey land due to a sick, twisted take on the story of St. Patrick wherein he banished the sídhe from the mounds, not snakes. The wicked imagery and haunting descriptors alone were enough to make the first book memorable, but I remember, upon fin ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Call is one of my favourite books about the Faery/Fairy folk - it came out of nowhere and slapped one hell of a story right into my hands. This follow up lacks some of the punch of the original (not entirely it's fault; a lot of that punch was that I'd never read anything like that before), but pulls none as it follows after it's sibling.

We pick up right where we left off, and I highly recommend reading the first book again if it's been a while. There's a lot of people to keep up with, and i
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
This was another fun one with LOTS of graphic violence and gore. There were a few issues with this one with the plot points but I still really liked and haven't seen anything like it in the YA category before.

Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: zz-2018, audio
I loved the first book but this one drug and drug. It felt like it was never going to end. I didn't enjoy the plot at all. All the violence was tedious and I really didn't care how things ended. I wish I would have just read the first book and been done with it. I still highly recommend that one

I did this on audio and the narrator is excellent.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! I loved seeing Nessa and Anto again and being back in the world. This sequel was really well paced and totally kept me on the edge of my seat, I've not shouted at a book like that in a long time ;) I was really happy with everything, in fact the only bad thing is that there are no more!
E. H. Nathasia
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 star!
shar zar
It's so sad but I didn't like this book as much as the first one. I really really wanted to like it which is why it bums me out as much as it does to only give it three stars. I liked the first book even though there were still some answers left but it was okay because it was mysterious. For this book I had to stretch my disbelief so much it stretched thin at some points and some phrases like "he was drooling like a cartoon character" or "like a game glitching" or "hashtag OMG" completely to
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars

This book was just all over the place and I didn’t really get what was going on most of the time. The biggest issue, however, was the fact that I just didn’t particularly care about any of the characters.

If this book (and the duology as a whole) was told in the first person perspective, then I think it would have allowed the reader to develop a better sense of sympathy. I felt like the third person narration just detached the reader from the story. Also, I didn’t feel anything for the r
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
I don't know how to rate this book because I am really confused by the ending. Did Nessa survive or die? Did the war end? I don't think everything was explained and I read a lot so I can usually understand. But the ending confused me because they didn't say that he openly left Nessa in the GreyLand. So is she stuck there forever and is the portals destroyed? I have so many questions that I still have. So I'm not going to rate it until I see someone explain or reread it again? I don't know I'm co ...more
Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)

This was a weird mix of an interesting concept, a character that I couldn't help but feel for, and utter boredom and contempt for the rest of it. I enjoyed Nessa's chapters and they kept me intrigued and wanting to know what happened, but I honestly did not give a shit about anything else. For me at least, this would have been a much more enjoyable book without the extra point of views.

Also, I can't help but laugh at the romance a little because they're 14. Oh, also, Anto so doesn't deserv
Lauren Stoolfire
A great wrap up to this duology even if it wasn't quite a fantastic as book one. I loved listening to the audiobook - I love listening to the narrator speak.
Excellent follow up to The Call and after reading this I'm sure to read everything that Peadar Ó Guilín ever writes!
Josie Jaffrey
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to follow in April, along with a video interview with the author!
Here they are!
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, favourites-2018
Holy hell what a mind-blowing sequel! Going into this book I was really unsure about what the plot was going to be and how it was going to top the first one, but honestly it only took a few chapters before I was completely and utterly hooked!

I don't want to say too much just yet until the book is officially released, but let's just say that The Invasion is much more horrific, dark and twisted than The Call, and I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering how on earth it was all going to end!
Don't want to write anything to spoil it, just know it's as scary, and as action-packed as The Call. Every scene as imaginative, every emotion as powerful.

It's just not the story I wanted.
The Library Ladies
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I was so very pleasantly surprised by Peadar Ó Guilín’s novel “The Call” that when I found out that it was getting a sequel I was on pins and needles for it to be released. His take on a malevolent and violent faerie world was something that I hadn’t seen before in such brutal and disturbing fashions, and it definitely took the concept of faerie worlds and put it in a dark reality, all while making their rage somewhat understandable. I also loved ou
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt it was a strong conclusion to the series, but it still had its issues.
The narrative went from one extreme to the other. The beginning was confusing and dragged a while and then the finale was to fast and I felt there was a lot that was glossed over.

There was a very interesting comments about the loss of local values and culture to value others and war. Unfortunately, they felt short. They were just hints in the midst of repetitive descriptions of gore. The book, when sometimes isn't nec
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I only read to see what happened, but this story unfortunately went sour fast! Good concept, but now my cop of tea! I hate giving bad reviews too😭💔
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable twisted fairy tale .
Dark as hell but with a great imagination
More of a 3.5, actually :)
Maisie Iven
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is so perfectly horrific! A really perfect ending to what was a really hard to handle story. Nessa and Antu's love story was so perfectly done across the two books! All the right notes of sweetness and heartbreak and horror.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored The Call, it’s so gory and chilling, and The Invasion is no different. It has the same feel, and created the urge to keep reading in order to find out what happened next!

I really liked what happened to Nessa. Even though it’s obviously wrong, I feel it really is what people would think and I loved it for being so dark. I was a little more confused with Anto, to be honest. Him being rounded up but not really then getting used against Nessa didn’t quite sit right with me. Howe
Alice-ginevra Micheli
*4.5 Stars
This is a great follow up and finale to ‘The Grey Land’ duology. Just as dark and grim as the first one but with more development of the main characters, as well as the Sídhe themselves! I did find myself pushing through some of the slower parts, particularly in the middle before the big action set pieces were truly underway but the ending was fantastic and just how a story such as this should end. I wish we got more!
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, fae, library-book, ya
Not as good as the excellent first book - The Call. But it’s still a creepy world and a good read before Halloween.

If you’re looking for a fantasy that will give you chills, read the first book - The Call.
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