Saturday 7 July 2012

My review of The Calling

The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: April 5, 2012
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The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2)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.

The Calling is the second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy. Mysteries, action, romance and scenes that will force you into nail biting, The Calling is the perfect sequel. 

Kelley Armstrong is back again with a breath-taking adventure! Maya and her friends are on the run. After a horrific helicopter crash, the gang have to find a way to get out on the never-ending forest before they're caught. 

I don't remember what happened in The Gathering very clearly, but I did remember the important parts. The Calling picks up from where The Gathering left off, so I vague knew what was going on. 

This book kept me guessing and, unlike The Gathering, it kept me hooked. There was more action and more mysteries. Maya is strong and responsible, she took charge when everyone was falling apart. I really enjoyed the short moments where Maya and Rafe could flirt. It was extremely entertaining.

Overall, The Calling was a great sequel and I can't wait for the last book, The Rising. I'm sure Armstrong's got something good instore.



  1. This loos great. I love Armstrong's writing. Glad you liked.

  2. I haven't read anything by Kelley Armstrong but I'm getting the darkest powers trilogy. If I like it I'll check out her other series, it sounds exciting.

  3. Rebecca Hipworth22 July 2012 at 22:08

    Ooh I've never read anything by this author before but her books sound good. I shall check them out. :)

  4. I've read "The Gathering" and couldn't wait for this book to come out! I still have to read it! If it's as good as the first one, I'll be up all night!! Thanks for your review!

  5. I keep thinking about getting a copy of this book because I love the covers for some reason.
    It’s so great that the 2nd book didn’t disappoint and it’s pretty epic that the book is action-packed.

  6. Wow! Haven't read this one yet but you have definitely got me intrigued. Looking forward to picking this book up very soon.

  7. I recently got my hands on the first book in this series. I have not had a chance to read it yet, but I am very interested in this series! I love a good character! Thank you so much for sharing your review! Hopefully I get my hands on the last two soon.