Wow, talk about excitment! I was almost running with the group the whole time I was reading this in a wonderful follow up to The Gathering. I had mixed feelings about the first one in this series and didn't quite get all of the characters or where the plot was going, but just like a great stew this one came together in one big pot! That story was all about the set up and The Calling delivered everything. So Maya and her group of friends have been kidnapped in a diversion that ended the first book in a fire. They are taken on a helicopter ride in order to evacuate them from the town. Of course, the teens sense something is not quite right and when the mayor is suddenly taken out (with a tranquilizer), they really feel out of sorts. Then the helicopter crashes and they escape with their lives, well, almost all of them.This a major road of discovery for all of the group. Maya now knows she is a skin walker and her instincts really kick in almost to the point where is becomes a know it all and a bit annoying. She is determined that the group survive and begins to suspect that some of the teens are a bit on the dark side. I am not giving away too much detail here, but I will say that this is an amazing ride full of nail biting adventure and will have you staying up until you finish the whole thing. I really hate the dreaded waiting for book three right now since this one was so amazing with all the little twists and turns in the plot.