I just finished reading The Calling by Kelley Armstrong for an Around the World ARC Tour.
So I spent the first good half of this book confused. I couldn't remember what had happened in the first book, and this book took a while to explain it all well enough so that I remembered it. And then the whole different side of the scientists thing--I got lost trying to keep everything straight.
This book was all action and not really any character development. In fact, it was simply about their escape. It felt like it should have just been the middle of one book, instead of a whole book long. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if this had been the case. I need some character story, not just action in my books.
Looking back at my last review, I did get some of my questions answered, but I'm still left wondering about Daniel and his feeling for Maya. And I don't really get the appeal of Rafe. I don't really remember him from the first book, but there was nothing really in this one that made me think that he was a good choice for Maya and I'm not really sure why she always forgives him so easily.
Oh, and I just got that these books are related to the Darkest Powers series (The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning!) and that the characters in both might possibly join together eventually. That alone will probably have me picking up the next book in the Darkness Rising series, otherwise I'm not sure that I would have.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 32
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 28
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 29
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.