Synopsis (from goodreads.com):
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.
As you know by now, I'm a huge fan of Armstrong. She's such a great writer with a wonderful imagination and a gift for combining scifi/fantasy with reality, I just wish she'd cut out the cussing!
This was a great read, but not quite what I was hoping for in a second to the AWESOME novel, The Gathering. It kind of felt like one of those 1 1/2 filler books until the author finishes book two for publication. There was a ton of action, but nothing's really found out until the end, and only kind of (I suggest first reading the Darkest Powers Trilogy to understand what's happening in these ones).
I'm really, really hoping Armstrong gives us some more in book three... more information; more pertinent action; and please, Armstrong, pleeeease, MORE ROMANCE!!!