Review – The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Posted April 29, 2012 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review – The Calling by Kelley ArmstrongThe Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Darkness Rising #2
Published by Harper Collins on April 10, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 326
4 Stars

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 don’t normally read YA.  I do have a couple of exceptions though.  Hunger Games of course was number one.  There was just way too much hype on that one.  When there are that many adult fans, I just had to see what it was all about.  Somehow, despite my love of the paranormal, I’ve been able to resist the whole Twilight phenomenon.  My first few paranormal series included Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong.  When  they each came out with  their YA series, loyalty to two of my favorite authors spurred me to read them.

The most current book, The Calling by Kelley Armstrong was released this month.  This is the second in the Darkness Rising trilogy.  The relief of rescue dies as Maya and her friends find themselves in the woods of Vancouver Island. They battle man, nature and beast to try and get back home, but will there be any home to go back to?

I really liked this book.  It was action non-stop. There weren’t a lot of spots where I could sit back and relax for a minute knowing they were safe, it was one thing after another for them.  I raced to the end only to find no more pages to turn.  I flicked the screen a few times on my Fire, willing more of the story to be there, but alas, I had reached the end of this one.  Can’t wait until the next one!


About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She’s the author of the NYT-bestselling “Women of the Otherworld” paranormal suspense series and “Darkest Powers” young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.