With a plot so high powered and adrenaline pumping, Armstrong delivers a roundhouse kick to readers’ guts in this second installment of the Darkness Rising trilogy. Adding a pinch of romance and adventure to the nonstop action, The Calling will have readers aching for more.
Maya and her friends are now on the run. Lost and injured in the forest after a crash, they start to uncover why the mysterious St. Cloud group is after them. Soon, one by one they are captured and Maya must ask — when is the price of freedom too high? (HARPERCOLLINS, Apr., 336 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780061797057, HC, 13 & Up)