Tuesday, October 16

The Calling: Book Review

The Calling

Darkness Rising #2

April 10th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Skin-walker | Benandanti

Official Blurb -
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.

The last couple pages were a huge revelation. A connection I had no idea existed. I started reading this trilogy after the Darkest Powers trilogy ended. I was hungry for more from this author and automatically picked this up. I didn't know the two trilogies were connected. That makes me more excited to see what happens in the next book. Will some of my favorite characters from the Darkest Powers trilogy get some more face time?

I am not feeling as much connection to these characters as the Darkest Powers characters. Daniel is my favorite of the bunch. I just want him to be a bottled up character. I don't want him to always be the down trodden or call boy. I hope my desires were not causing me to read more into moments than really existed. But I am Team Daniel over Rafe any day.

Mountain lion attacks are always interesting. Need I really say more about that? You will just have to read and see what I mean.

So far I wouldn't rate this trilogy at the same level as the previous one but there is still some time for it to build.

A very quick read that keeps you relatively on edge till the end. I am crossing my fingers for the next book, can't wait.

Moments Divine:
"It wasn't like she'd said he could change into an animal. That would be crazy"
"As we walked, I pulled out the newspaper I'd found.
"Getting caught up on current events?" Sam asked.
"No," Corey said. "She's doing her research for that essay we have due next week. You know Maya. Escaping a forest fire, helicopter crash, and crazed would-be kidnappers is no reason to ask for an extension."
Pages 299 and 300 (Epic Daniel moment *crosses fingers*)
"You were saved by a girl. Horrible, isn't it?" He slid out and looked down at my bare legs. "Not just a girl, but a half-naked one. Now that's hot. If I'm still unconscious, don't wake me, okay?"