New Reading Material: The Calling
And last for tonight, but not least – and definitely not the last book I’m reading, is ‘The Calling‘ by Kelley Armstrong. Her second book in the ‘Darkness Rising’.
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.
This book contains more action, and movement comparing to the first book. As in all love triangles, sides must be drawn. Shall it be the sweet, caring, attractive best friend who has been there through tick and thin? Or, rather, the sexy bad boy who is actually willing to sacrifice everything for those he loves?
And here’s a fun quote:
“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?”
Just one more:
“I’d always thought of myself as an open-minded person. I had no patience with anyone who put down other kids because of their race, religion, or sexuality. But that’s just one kind of open-mindedness. There’s another kind, too, the kind that’s willing to see people for who they really are and admit when you were wrong about them. That’s the part I still need to work on.”
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books, or will read them, or what you think of them or the authors, ok? 🙂