• Title: The Calling
  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Calling 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 a
    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 inMaya 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 .

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    1. As seen on The ReadventurerHow do I put it gently? It is time for Kelley Armstrong to stop writing the same story. This cow, unfortunately, is almost dry.I know, it sounds mean, but even though I mostly enjoyed the process of reading The Calling OK, this book is pretty much the same thing as The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning, The Gathering, plus a couple of short stories relating to this whole Darkest Powers series. ALL of these stories have exactly the same plot. I do not even need to [...]

    2. Reading The Calling so soon after finishing The Gathering is both a good and a bad thing. Good, because this book takes off exactly where we left the story in the last installment and there's absolutely no recapping for those who've forgotten what happened. Bad, because it only highlights the fact that Ms Armstrong does not have enough story for three books and this one was a complete waste of time and paper.I really don't understand why every single publisher/author thinks that a trilogy is the [...]

    3. Kelley has been one of my first well-loved and favorite authors since I discovered her Women of the Otherworld series. Since then, her Darkest Powers Trilogy has also been added to my favorites, and even though I don't love this trilogy quite as much, it's still filled with the Kelley awesomeness that I live for! The Calling, the second installment in the Darkness Rising trilogy, continues immediately where we left off; it starts at a full speed that does not ease up until the end, where we're l [...]

    4. Second disappointing installment in seriesAfter narrowly escaping a suspicious forest fire that threatened to destroy their island home, Maya, Daniel, and their friends find themselves in even more danger as their rescue helicopter crashes and they’re left to survive and outwit their pursuers in a remote wilderness. As their potential captors get closer, Maya must struggle to decide whom to trust and what to believe about herself and her friends. Strange rumblings start to surface as others in [...]

    5. THINGS I’D DO TO GET MYSELF A COPY OF THE RISING:1. Force everyone I know to buy a copy of The Calling2. Actually get down on my knees and beg for one3. Burn my copy of [insert-bad-angel-book-here], or donate it, if that’d make my case look better4. Go a week without my headache meds5. Jump through a ring of fireOkay, maybe not those last two – both seem pretty painful – but I’d definitely sacrifice quite a bit to get myself the next book.The Calling was a very strong book. While furth [...]

    6. Bullet Review:That was awful. Painful. Drawn out. Meandering. Pointless. A cash-in.Okay, so there's probably worse out there (IS worse), but in terms of my disappointment and absolute abuse of my favorite plot (the survival story), this is the bottom of the barrel.Full Review to come after the weeping and sprinkling of ashes.Full Review:Maya and company run around like chickens with their heads cut off in the woods. One by one, the kids get kidnapped. Plot points are dropped like anvils from Wil [...]

    7. The first book was amazing, and this was a good follow up- not as good but good. I've always hoped she'd give Daniel a chance, I love him he's such a great guy, wish i had a friend like him! I dont know what to make of Rafe, but I couldn't care i'm for daniel all the way hands down unless he turns out to be a real jerk which i doubt. Feel so sorry for him because he has a crap abusive dad! How can she not love him? Cant wait to see what happens. I gave this one 4 stars because shes still not giv [...]

    8. I'll let my dear Sheldon to show you my reaction after reading this book As some of you know I really love Kelley's books but not this one. I just got the feeling like this book is written only because it had to be done. I won't even start talking about know much I'm disappointed. I'll write my reasons now and DON'T read it if you're planing to read the book. You've been warned. (view spoiler)[ From very start of this book I've felt like I just entered some action movie. I really don't have noth [...]

    9. Holy hackjob. The first was bad enough with Armstrong stepping in to walk all over Maya talking to anybody about her heritage. This one has that, too, but it's so much worse. The author's hand lies heavy on this starting from the word go until I just couldn't stand it any longer. Sam accidentally hits a button that opens the helicopter door and it jostles just enough for Rafe (and only Rafe), who just happens to be unbuckled (not the only one unbuckled, just the only one to fall out of the helic [...]

    10. A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.The book picks up right after The Gathering ended and boy did that book end well! Teens Maya, Daniel, Cory, Hayley, Nicole and Sam are all on the rescue helicopter with the pilot, mayor, and Rafe (who is unconscious). The plane goes down and Rafe is thrown out of the copter, as the rest of the teens survive the crash they head into the forest and decide to get back to the main land. Maya and Daniel lead the teens back to civili [...]

    11. Quick reviewCover: Okay RatingPG Thumbs Up 4.5 Overall: Hearth Thumping.Characters: Well crafted.Plot: Action packed like running for your life.Page Turner: Yes. Series Cont.? Yes. RecommendYes.Book Boyfriend: DANIELSUMMARY (50 words or less)Where we left off in the previous book, I was anxious to get started on the next installment. This book had a lot more action from the beginning. Again the storyline was slightly predictable, but it didn’t stifle my enjoyment of the story. It however was w [...]

    12. I really liked The Gathering, the first book in this series, but even for a middle book, The Calling is disappointing. It's not that this series is eerily similar to Armstrong's first YA trilogy, the Darkest Powers books, because that didn't bother me with The Gathering -- I thought it was a successful refresh of a similar group of characters in a similar plot, with better characterizations and a better setting than the original. And I already expected the second book to be the weakest, because [...]

    13. Oh my gooodnesssss :DThe cover IS HERE!!!! I love the title, it really does suit the entire series really well (in my opinion of course) I can't wait for this and 2012 is a still a long way to go! WRITE FASTER KELLEY!!!!!!One last thing: TEAMMMM DANIEL!!!!!!!

    14. 4 starsSo I was originally going to power read through The Calling but I had a test I needed to study for (I passed Not a high grade but I passed), so it took me a while to read. But I finally finished it around 12 in the morning.The Calling picks up where The Gathering left off. It was an intense moment at the beginning and soon became more intense when the characters find themselves in the wilderness with no means of survival except finding civilization. As they do that, more secrets are revea [...]

    15. I have a feeling that some people are going to hate Kelley Armstrong's The Calling. It's almost impossible that she didn't think this was going to piss a few people off. This is a book you can't take at face value. Because at face value, this is a slow progressing plot, the romance is largely missing (though not entirely, it's just not with the same guy - shock horror), and as we get more answers about Maya, her friends and the bad guys, we also get more questions. This is an adventure book. It' [...]

    16. I really enjoyed the second installment, didn't go very far with the plot but it does mean were going to better get a kick ass third book, the ending was just screaming that were going to get the old gang back.

    17. “Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.” This book basically felt like a filler. An enjoyable filler, but filler nonetheless Also, while I really liked Raffe in the first book and felt like he and Maya had the most chemistry. Now, I actually want her more with Daniel. While Raffe is charming, I like Daniel's selflessness and personality a lot. For some reason, he reminds me of a more mature version od Derek from The Darkest Powers. Though I doubt I could ship Maya and Daniel q [...]

    18. I have a 73 page rule where if I can't get into the book after about 73 pages I stop reading it. While I hate the idea that I spent money on a book I'm not going to finish, there are too many good books out there to waste time reading ones that I don't really like or can't get into. That happened with this book. I got about 100 pages in and became bored. I put it down a few weeks ago and am not sure if I'm going to go back to it. It's disappointing because I really like Kelley Armstrong - she's [...]

    19. This was a great continuation! It was fast-paced and exciting, pretty much the ideal middle book of a trilogy as it worked to progress the story toward something bigger, with some great character development. It reads light and easy, but the world-building is great; I love the way Kelley writes her supernatural people into the real world in a way that spans across all of her works and feels so natural despite the variety of different things going on within it. The connections between this and th [...]

    20. “I'm just saying it's not time for that either. We need to focus and having Maya moon over Rafe is making everyone uncomfortable."Rafe grinned. "Doesn't bother me.”Even with Rafe missing for most of the book, his "blazing grin" is still present, making me wish he'd set himself on fire (and yes, I recycle my own jokes sometimes).In my review for the first book in this series, I accused it for being an overly long, but a good, introduction to a book - not a series. Meaning it didn't set up a s [...]

    21. Well, first of all, I can no longer call Maya The Girl With The Blue Face. Darn. Seriously. This girl looks nothing like the other girl did! And what am I supposed to call this female?! The Girl With The (what color is that?!).Purple? Face? Light Grey? The Girl With The Light Grey Face. Meh. Also, what's up with the earrings? It's like the Darkest Powers series. Darkness Rising also has the Changing Jewelry Syndrome. -.-)))I have a prediction to make!At the end of the book, when that (view spoil [...]

    22. I can't believe it's already over :( this book how do I describe Awesome IntenseKeeps u on ur toesA whole whack of secrets MysteriousAwesome oh wait I already said it but it sooo is awesome ;) so it counts

    23. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong has 326 pages and was published in 2012 by Harper.In the Calling, Maya and co are kidnapped in a helicopter that ultimately crashes.  After, surviving the crash, they spend the majority of the book running from the bad guys.  While I enjoyed the first book in this series, this one was a little bit of a let down.  It started out good.  It held promise.  Unfortunately, this book simply did not live up to the hype.  The story of the stranded kids in the wilder [...]

    24. I really love the characters, and how they're all tight knit. But Maya's constant revelations about how she had maybe been wrong about the people she had grew up with, and maybe she wasn't such a good judge of character were annoying. Some parts were way too predictable and convenient. I also hated how it seemed the characters were intentionally acting stupid just to have some sort of conflict.I love that the story is a little bit different from other books that I've read about shifters. It seem [...]

    25. i LOVED this book! LOVED LOVED LOVED!i have to admit at first it was a bit weird for me that these teen's were freaking out so badly over death but then i realized that that was actually the normal reaction and what im use to reading is POV's from BadAss UF heroines who stare death in the face everyday without a problem, but once i realized that i appreciated the teen's reaction more cause it was natural, prob the way i'd react even. plus a nice change from my usual books l8ly - not that i love [...]

    26. This sequel trilogy to Darkest Powers is mild in comparison. There's no lethal danger. (view spoiler)[No one dies. None of the kids anyway. (hide spoiler)] Sure, some are injured and there are some close calls but considering the stakes I'd expect there to be more casualties.I like the character development in this one. None of them are perfect, even Maya and Daniel. Sam is my favourite with no filter on her mouth, willing to say what she really thinks of you to your face and doesn't apologise f [...]

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