Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Calling
Kelly Armstrong

Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is--a skin-walker.  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. Including local bad boy Rafe, with whom she shares a powerful secret.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Stranded in wilderness of Vancouver Island with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. But can Maya really trust her friends? And can she learn how to control her dangerous gift, before it controls her?

Quotes from the book

"Yes," I said "You were saved by a girl. Horrible, isn't it?"
He slid out and looked down at my bare legs. "Not just a girl, but a half-naked one. Now that's hot. If I'm still unconscious, don't wake me, okay?"


"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."


"It's a road!"
I patted his back." It's a lovely road. Now which way do we go?"
Corey looked one way, the brown ribbon extending into emptiness. He looked the other way, saw the same thing and his shoulders slumped.


“And unless I'm remembering it wrong, mermaids don't sing and sirens don't swim."
"Ariel sang in 'The Little Mermaid'," Corey said.
Sam came over to join us. "Do I even want to know why you remember her name?”

My Thoughts

This is the second book in another wonderful series by Kelley Armstrong, The Darkness Rising trilogy. Although I have not reviewed the first book (It was really good, btw) I thought I would do this one... because it was a teensy weensy little bit better.

First of all the characters are AWESOME!!!!! Maya, Rafe and Daniel are just SO cool!

Maya is a really sweet girl, she's part Native, and she loves all animals and nature, she's also a shape shifter and she turns into a super cool cougar! She has healing powers and everything!

Rafe is... well, Rafe I guess. He's definitely not perfect, but, he's extremely cool (read; hot & charming) he won't only win Maya's heart, he will steel and run away with yours as well! He's also a shape shifter (also a cougar) and Native which makes him even more awesome!

Daniel is also charming, in his sad, still grieving over his girlfriends death, kinda way... he is a normal, non-magical human... well that's what he thinks anyway!

Secondly this book is fantastic! The drama is epic! and you, yet again, won't be able to put it down! Kelley is a fantastic writer, because she has taken a very common plot (genetically modified kids vs. evil corporation, that modified them in the first place) and made it really gripping and exciting!

And lastly! It's just a really good book! and it definitely deserves all the praise it gets plus some. Another fantastic story from Kelley Armstrong! I congratulate her!

Go ahead and read it. You wont be disapointed.


Happy Reading,

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