Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Calling

Series: Darkness Rising #2

Previous book in this series: The Gathering

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publication date: April 2012

Published by: HarperCollins

Source: Borrowed from library

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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.
My rating: ★★★★☆

Loved this book! There was lots of action, suspense, with extra doses of suspense! I think at one point I even held my breath and didn't even realize it until my lungs were like, "Hey, I need oxygen over here!" lol

I love all the diverse characters with their unique powers. Yes, there are quite a few of them, but it doesn't feel overwhelming. I especially like Daniel, Maya too...she's a strong leading character. And, well, what can I say about Rafe? He seriously surprised me! Like, my-jaw-hit-the-freakin'-floor surprised me! Suspenseful I tell ya, suspenseful!

Oh, and the Eddison Group? Yeah, they suck! This book reminded me a lot of The Darkest Powers series. You know, them running away from the evil scientists, then discovering what they really are and what they are part of. Although, I suppose, that's kinda the point, since both series are connected. Speaking of which, I can't wait for the conclusion of Darkness Rising! I hear Chloe and her friends will be making an appearance real soon! So exciting!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. I really like this series. Not quite as much as the Darkest Powers and I can't wait for those characters to make their appearance in the next book. I have it to read yet and I'm putting it off because once I've read it it's over!

    1. Oh my gods! I finished The Rising a few days ago and it was AMAZING! And I agree, it's SO sad that the series is over, but trust me, the book was great!


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