Saturday, August 11, 2012

YA Review: The Calling (Darkness Rising) [Hardcover]

I've finished "The Calling" the 2nd book in her Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong.

Product Description

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.
About the Author

Kelley Armstrong is the bestselling author of the Other-world series; the first book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, The Gathering; and the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy, which includes The Summoning, The Awakening, And The Reckoning.

Kelley's 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. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves while safely locked away in her basement writing-dungeon. 

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061797057
ISBN-13: 978-0061797057

My Review:

Maya, Daniel, Rafe and the rest of their friends just barely escaped a suspicious forest fire that is threatening to destroy their island.  They find themselves in more danger when their plane crashes and they are left to survive and get away from their pursers in the wilderness.
This book deals with Maya and her friends surviving in the wilderness trying to find their way back home.  They can't trust anyone and Maya is trying to keep a secret that she is a skin-walker. 
In The Calling we finally find out what really happened to Maya's best friend and why.  We also learn some secrets of the other kids and Maya finally meets her father and why he wants her.

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