Monday, June 11, 2012

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

The Calling 
(Darkness Rising, #2)
by Kelley Armstong
Released |April 10th 2012 by HarperCollins|
Edition |Ebook|
Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.
This is the second installment in the Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong. The book was pretty good, but not what I thought it would be. It was adventurous, but there were some elements to the book I felt were missing.

This book pretty much started off where The Gathering left off, with the escape from the forest fire. In the beginning the book started off a little slow and boring to me. Things were happening but it wasn't really anything exciting. They were pretty much searching and on the run through more than half the book. I kept waiting for things to pick up, and when it did it got exciting.

The characters were still there. I was missing out on one my favorite character through the majority of the book, which I was kind of upset about. lol But you find out a lot more details about the characters, what they are and what's going on with the experiments.

This book was kind of a disappointment, but there were parts of the book I really liked! But I can't say because it would be a spoiler. I am still very excited to read the next book to see where the series takes up. I feel this is one of those books that lead and get you prepared for the next book.

For those who have read The Gathering, I do recommend you read this book. Overall the book was okay and I felt it could of been better.


  1. Ohh thank you for this review! I've been meaning to read this novel but I always forgot, and your review just reminded me...I'm off to go buy a copy of it. Thanks!

  2. I had the same reaction as you. I just felt this book should have had more action/drama/romance than running around on some random island. It was not what I expected, especially considering the first book was very well done. I am still looking forward to the next book, but hopefully it won't turn out like this. *fingers crossed*

    Fantastic review! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair