Review: The Calling

Mar •  6 •  2012

Title: The Calling
Series: Darkness Rising # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

“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.”

 I love this series! Now that the foundation has been laid (The Gathering) I loved that this book gave much more details and insight on the characters!
What I liked most about this book is the plot line. Filled with lots of action and on the run scenes, this book took me for a great ride. I really love how in depth this book got. So many questions I was wondering about in the first book were answered in this one. Also, many other questions were raised.

The characters in this book go through lots of changes.I adored how each of them figure out the connections with one another and how they helped each other out. Another thing I am so excited for this book is when all the characters finally meet. Ms. Armstrong did a fantastic job in the plotting of the characters meet up. As a fan of the series, I am totally satisfied with the way the series is headed.

The Calling is amazing book that show great strength in it’s progress. I couldn’t be happier that this series is written so amazingly good. A stunning fusion of action, adventure, and jaw dropping secrets, The Calling is an jem!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Amanda
    Mar 6, 2012

    Wow! You really loved this book 🙂 I’ve managed to fall behind on my Kelley Armstrong reading (something that I need to change!) so could you tell me whether I need to read the first YA trilogy to be able to pick up this one? Have you read it and is it as good as this?

    • Savannah Valdez
      Mar 6, 2012

      I would recommend that you pick up the other books first. Cause at the ending of this book they will be meeting up with the characters from the first book. That way it would be easier for you to understand.

  2. Alison Can Read
    Mar 6, 2012

    I should definitely pick this series up. Everyone raves about Kelley Armstrong. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Mar 6, 2012

      I love this lady! Her books always get me excited!

  3. So excited to read this one since I recently read The Gathering! I’m glad a lot of the mysteries were answered. Hopefully there may still be some romance? Hmm?

    • Savannah Valdez
      Mar 6, 2012

      Not a lot of romance but it’s definitely blooming!

  4. Shellie
    Mar 6, 2012

    I’ve heard great things about Kelly’s work but I haven’t read any of it. I will have to change that won’t I?!

  5. Again… another book I need. I love Kelley Armstrongs adult books. I just love her writing. It looks like her YA books are the same. Oh man… NEED!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Mar 6, 2012

      I know Melissa! Every time I read good review I’m like another book I need to read. I need more reading time!

  6. Nice! 🙂 i love Armstrongs books! i’m gladded that this book full of more action. her writing style is amazing. my favorite book by her is Awakening.