Thursday, January 27, 2022

Review: The Calling by Destiny Hawkins @That_1_Author

The Calling

The Descendants #2

by Destiny Hawkins

Published: February 4, 2017

Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance


She was given a second chance to prove that she could fall in line, but with her lack of power, that would be impossible.

Rayah's entire life, she'd always been different from everyone else, and in Lytonia, being different was treated as a crime, but in her case, she was granted a pass. In only a few months, she had to present her abilities to the council and prove to them that she was worthy of walking the halls of Monroe Academy, but Artemis, her tormentor and superior officer, would stop at nothing to keep her from excelling. Being powerless and not proving herself meant that she would be transitioned into a slave, and Artemis would become her master.What Rayah realized was that she wasn't as powerless as she thought. For weeks she had been able to do things that only the elite lighters could do, and even though this meant that she was strong, it made her more different than she could have ever imagined. Rayah went from being weak to possibly being as strong as a Gods Daughter, and she couldn’t tell anyone. The standard colors of a Lytonians powers are white, royal blue, and turquoise blue. Hers were black…

Bestselling author Destiny Hawkins brings you the second installment of a gripping dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a society that doesn't accept the weak...or the defective.

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My Review:

The Calling picks up right where The Descendants left off and with a bang. Rayah is back and still trying to learn just exactly what all her powers entail. When Rayah dreams she walks into someone else’s life so to speak or she goes to another place, a real place. Her dream world is where she first met Soren.

Rayah is still not sure about her powers or how to use them so she is still trying to keep them hidden from the outside world. Rayah is still trying to level up to please the council. If she doesn’t get her levels up then Rayah will become a slave to Artemis.

Rayah surfers a lot in The Calling at the hands of Artemis but she is tough as her training taught her to be. But a person can only take so much, right? The Calling is very sad at times. It kept me on the edge of my seat with so many different emotions and feeling what Rayah was feeling.

The descriptions are so vividly written that I could see, feel, and hear it all in my head as I read it. I felt as if I was a part of Rayah’s world. I wanted to reach into the book and give Artemis a big shake and tell him to stop, that is enough. I wanted to give Rayah a great big hug and tell her everything was going to be ok. But was it? At this point, I was definitely not so sure. But I was rooting for her the whole way.

The Calling kept me on the edge of my seat with all its twists and turns not to mention its secrets that it likes to hold on to keep you wondering what was around the next corner and how it was all going to turn out in the end. Oh, and that ending, after that one I am anxiously awaiting the next book for more of this wonderfully created world and its characters.

I highly recommend The Calling to all dystopian and science fiction fans! One-click your copy of The Calling today!

Be sure and check the rest of the books in The Descendants Series

The Descendants Series



Children of the Gods #0.2



Descendants of the Damned #0.6



The Descendants #1



The Calling #2



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