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.
Surprisingly, I loved every minute of this book from beginning to end. It's surprising because after read the first book, The Gathering, I was a little disappointed. This book though, had a lot going on.
The first chapter dives right back into where the first book left off, and just kept on rolling. A few unexpected things happen, some were very predictable, but that's what makes a good book, the balance of having both. I have to say, I was kinda glad with what happened with a certain character, she was annoying and useless. We will probably be seeing her and a few other "lost" characters in the third book though.
My favourite characters are Maya and Daniel. I like Rafe too, but not the way I like Daniel, he's a lot better for Maya. We got to know some of the other characters better, like Corey, Nicole, and a couple others that weren't really around in the first book much.
The way The Calling ended, was perfect as a 2nd book. It's not a total cliffhanger, but it does leave you wanting/needing to know what happens next. I think if the author had gone any further with it, it would have ruined a lot for the 3rd book in this series. I'm almost sad I read this book right away, since I have to probably wait another year (give or take) for the next book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and didn't want it to end!
If you loved the Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong, you will definitely love this series, even if the The Gathering is a bit slow, but it gives you a lot of good back info leading to this 2nd book.