April 10th 2012 by Harper
Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone 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. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Oh, how I missed Maya, Rafe and Daniel. The Calling is an excellent Young Adult novel that's very exciting to read. It has been a year since reading the first book in the Darkness Rising series so it took me some time to refresh my memory but when I did my imagination took off.
The Calling picks up with the teenagers on a helicopter, flying away from their home island. It was suppose to be a rescue because the island was on fire... someone had set that fire that began to eat up the forestry. While in the air lots of things occur. Rafe falls to what is seemingly his last breath, two others die and one of the teenagers attempts to fly the copter. Ultimately, the crash land in the middle of no where and have to survive while finding a way out.
I am eagerly anticipating the next installment because I've seen a glimpse that might suggest hidden feelings on Daniel's behalf. Plus, they are still having to unravel the project in which all the teens were apart of. An experiment of some kind that awakens pre-existing genes that cause supernatural abilities. Very interesting, I know!
All in all, The Calling is a great continuation of book one. I say 'continuation' because the first book abruptly stopped with a cliff hanger and I'm sure all readers can concur the suck factor with major cliffhangers. I am pleased to say that The Calling seems to have it's own conclusion with hints to a riveting installment to come.
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