May 15, 2013

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Calling (Darkness Rising #2)
Author: Kelley Armstrong 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 10th 2012

Rating: 4/5

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You can read my review of The Gathering - here
Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is -a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.

In THE CALLING, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of THE GATHERING clamoring for more.

I really loved this book but not as much as The Gathering, in this book there is more action, a bit of suspense and romance, but I felt a huge deja vu comparing it against The Awakening, the second book in the Darkest Powers series, although there are several things that are different, I could not help but compare them.

The book begins moments after the events in The Gathering, Maya and some of her friends are in a helicopter in route to meet with their families, when the blessed helicopter crashes leaving them in an uninhabited part of the island of Vancouver, filled with predators and certain people trying to catch them. So most of the book is them trying to stay safe while returning home. What I really liked was that I was able to see more interaction between Maya and her best friend Daniel, seeing how well they understood and trust in each other.

This is a very good second book, but it left me with more questions than in the previous book. The Calling has a cliffhanger ending that left me wanting to read The Rising, the last book in the trilogy and I can´t wait to see Derek, because is hinted that in The Rising, there could be a cameo of my beloved characters from Darkest Powers trilogy.

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  1. Thanks for reminding me why I wanted to read this. Need to dig it out.

  2. Cool review. I didn't like this one as mush as The Gathering either, but it does have a lot of action and answers many questions. :)

  3. I've read the first page and I don't know why but I didn't like it. I'm not planning to keep read this.

  4. Well, shoot. It has been a good run of great reviews for this series and its predecessor. I guess it had to end sometime! Still sounds like a good story, just not as good as Kellie Armstrong normally pumps out.

  5. I didnt like this book much too. I like the 1st series better than this series

  6. I thought the first one was good, but I dont know if I'll finish the series.