Since last Teaser Tuesday, I think I've read four books (not counting this one). I had a nice, lazy weekend, and I got a chance to really sit down and read, instead of having to steal moments early in the morning or before bed. It was lovely. I read Matched and its sequel Crossed by Ally Condie, Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent, and The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. And I highly recommend all of them (though technically Shadow Bound is a sequel, so I don't recommend that until you read Blood Bound).
This week I'm reading The Calling by Kelley Armstrong. It's the second book in the Darkness Rising series. I love Kelley Armstrong's books. Can't get enough of them. Her Women of the Otherworld series got me started in urban fantasy. She's also kind of my author idol. The things she does for her fans--from publishing free online short stories to spending her own money shipping bookmarks to people who pre-order her books--are above and beyond the call of duty. I hope when I'm a successful, published author (going for optimism), I can be like her.
The Darkness Rising trilogy is a sequel of sorts to her Darkest Powers trilogy (set in the same world with different characters, and the two worlds will collide eventually). I put off reading it, even though I loved the first trilogy, because... well, because I'm not wild about the name Maya, and that's the MC's name. Yeah, I know it's a stupid reason. But then a bunch of other authors updated their series, and I got distracted. But I'm super excited to be reading it now, and I know I'm going to hate having to wait for the third book.
WARNING: Because this is the second book in the trilogy, the blurb contains some spoilers for the first book. The teaser contains no spoilers.
Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.
Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the last page.
The rules for Teaser Tuesday are:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
- Then hit up Should Be Reading to add your link.
And the teaser:
I broke the surface again, and this time managed to get a breath. Then I heard Nicole screaming for help--that something had her, was pulling her down.