The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Harper

Goodreads Summary: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 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 more.
Rating: 5+ Stars
Review: Wow. The Calling was amazing. So beautiful. So many sacrifices though Kelley Armstrong seemed to deliberately numb them with her absolutely brilliant words, and with Maya's beautiful POV. Rafe, Maya and Daniel take Centerstage in The Calling. The story continues from The Gathering, not failing to muss any details. They are tricked and manipulated, and barely survive. But it's the characters that are truly wonderful. They are all unique  and play a big part in their own way. Kelley Armstrong- what an author.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition: Hardcover Recommended for: Fans of paranormal, romance and mystery.