Stranded on Vancouver Island, Being Chased by Strangers… What Else is There to Do but Run?

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     "The Calling" by Kelley Armstrong is an adrenaline pumped story with love, loss and trying to find out about your past, present and future.

     "The Calling" by Kelley Armstrong is an adrenaline pumped story with love, loss and trying to find out about your past, present and future.

     Maya and her friends are forced to abandon their lives. When they crash-land on Vancouver Island, they have to work together if they want to get home. It's not as easy as it seems though. They all have secrets, and keeping the past secret doesn't help the teens gain trust for each other. Maya and the others in the group learn who their friends are. They learn who their enemy is and what the enemy wants, too.
     A mysterious paw-print birthmark on Maya's hip has everything to do with her ability to "run faster, see better and climb higher" than anyone else. Everyone in the group eventually realizes that they aren't normal teenagers. If they want to safely return to their families, lives and home town, they'll need to use their abnormal abilities to their advantage. 

     This novel held my attention the whole time I was reading, I could not put it down! This book is definitely a young adult read though, it probably shouldn't be read by someone under the age of twelve. Also, before you read "The Calling", you might want to read "The Gathering." This is the first book of The Darkness Rising trilogy. (I did not read this book; I was quickly able to get the gist of the story plot, though.)

     I praise Kelley Armstrong's "The Calling", this story is definitely worth the read.