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The Calling On the run and hiding from the suits Carolyn s life is far from straightforward After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way through a hole to another world which appears in

  • Title: The Calling
  • Author: Louise G.White
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  • Page: 125
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  • The Calling By Louise G.White, On the run and hiding from the suits , Carolyn s life is far from straightforward After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall , she is determined to track them down and bring them home But life is never that easy Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded peoplOn the run and hiding from the suits , Carolyn s life is far from straightforward After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall , she is determined to track them down and bring them home But life is never that easy Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded people , Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills Whilst answering a call to retrieve a human from another world she s faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon back with her Little did she know what effect this demon would have on her As each day passes her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life.

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    1. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Louise G White The bloody patch where the cooker had once been now closed over with a sizzling slurp She couldn t believe she d almost been dragged into hell This was a complex YA fantasy story, with a bit of a love triangle.Carolyn was an okay character, but I did struggle to really understand her at times She came across as a little bit strange and muddled, and it was quite hard to really get wher [...]

    2. Louise White has a lot of talent, truly gifted and an author to pay attention to I m astounded this is her first book I m so blown away that I m practically speechless, a five star plus read, worthy of full recommendation Now onto the reviewSpoiler AlertSpoiler AlertSpoiler AlertOnce I rose above the noise and confusion Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man Though my mind could think I still was [...]

    3. Carolyn s existence takes a definite turn for the worse the day her brother and mother get sucked into a gateway leading to a demonic realm She turns into a feral, mindless demon killer known as the destroyer Her demon killing weapon of choice a screwdriver Personal hygiene Not so much.Over the next two years, she is hunted by several factions Government suits, who want to experiment on her A ruggedly handsome, scarred enforcer who wants to recruit her And demons who want to breed her.But wouldn [...]

    4. Demons Check Portals Check One tough warrior heroine with a bone to grind with said demons Check Magic, Mystery and Mayhem Check And last, but certainly not least, one demon that slips under her guard and steals our warrior s heart Check and Double check Whew It s all here in The Calling by Louise G White Now let s talk details, the journey, the battles and the romance and the unlikely troupe of heroes fighting the good fight against evil.Carolyn witnessed the unimaginable, her mother being pull [...]

    5. Carolyn is this crazy, strong willed feral tendency leaning teenager with a big heart and a strong moral compass I don t think it s possible to ask for a better leading lady for a young adult borderline new adult genre book Normally, I tend to get annoyed with the heroines in teenager based stories but that never happened I couldn t help but cheer for Carolyn as she faced each obstacle that was thrown at her Some parts I was totally outraged and was like do you not know who this girl is , and ot [...]

    6. DNFI couldn t get into this YA novel I wanted to finish this book badly but I just kept finding other things to do When I d force myself to read the book i d zone out I kept trying to find positives in the story to concentrate on in hopes i d eventually become interested in any aspect of this story Turns out I couldn t name one that encouraged me enough to continue it I found the protagonist to be as complex as a picture book as interesting as kitty litter I wasn t a fan of the writting, I felt [...]

    7. An unforgettable, unmissable read for all ages No 1 add this to your to read shelf now No 2 Prepare to be sucked into an extraordinary world filled with fantastic characters and remarkable settings This exciting debut novel is an incomparable YA fantasy with strong characters and powerfully provocative prose that pushes the boundaries of the genre What grabbed me most was how the characters grew and developed throughout the story, as they changed concurrently as events unfolded Carolyn and Note [...]

    8. Bombastic adj of speech, writing, etc High sounding high flown inflated pretentious.Pretentious adj characterized by assumption of dignity or importance, especially when exaggerated or undeserved A pretentious, self important writer Oh, like, OMG Like, ya know, like, she said, and then he said, and then And then, I bashed my head on the floor This is a Destroyer More like a whiny little spoiled brat who can t do anything on her own Preteen angst, anyone I suppose preteens like this, but I find i [...]

    9. The Calling is a story of Carolyn McInally who s life change suddenly with a disappearance of her mother and brother That s when she learn about other realms and existing of demons She also acquire magical powers and becomes someone called a destroyer.What I enjoyed most about this story is a description of magic, Otherworldly creatures and mages Louise White used common tropes from fantasy stories and made them in her own way unique The character development of Carolyn is very strong, at the en [...]

    10. The Calling focuses on teenager Carolyn whose mother and brother were captured and taken through a gateway to another realm After this strange occurrence, Carolyn s life is never the same and she soon discovers that she is a Destroyer someone who receives a calling to gateways in order to deal with wayward demons who inhabit the world inside them.The story starts off a little confusing as some things just happen, or just are, without a lot of explanation but things do begin to unfold as the stor [...]

    11. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.The Calling started out as a book that had me reading and re reading a bit slower than my normal pace to try and figure out what was going on Even though I was a bit confused in the very beginning, the story unfolded beautifully After finishing the book, I now appreciate the way Louise Write started the story As the reader, I was put in the same mind set as the protagonist, Carolyn She spent two years after her mother and brother s disappeara [...]

    12. Copy provided by the author in exchange of an honest review If I d be asked if I would recommend this book, the answer would be yes Yes, if you like a sci fi feel and if you are into strong female characters who are capable of showing vulnerability without passing for whiny sissies.But I gotta be honest the beginning was a bit problematic for me The first chapters were a bit confusing, since the story starts in medias res, but the flashbacks clear everything up and after that the story flows smo [...]

    13. I had to slow down my reading quite a bit from normal to follow along with what was going on in this story The principal reason being that the story is constructed in such a way as to deliberately have you wondering, just what s going on here That means what little just in time information you re spoon fed by the author needs to be something that registers as an important clue, and not something you glossed over without paying attention But the extra concentration and slower read was well worth [...]

    14. I loved this book The beginning was absolutely incredible Carolyn walks in to see her family being destroyed and something happens to her She becomes this beautiful feral wild thang She is called the Destroyer and her purpose is to kill Demons who steal humans.Let s just pause here a moment and reflect on the Feral Wild Thang When I say feral, I actually mean feral, as in the movie Nell with the feral child, starring Jodi Foster It s fantastic like that too I am soooo envious that Author Louise [...]

    15. This is the kind of story that could get bogged down in complicated details but it doesn t Right from the beginning, which ignited my curiosity, the author smoothly explains the fantastical, confusing details You always know enough not to get frustrated, yet still wonder exactly what is going on, which motivates you to read on Understanding this world is, as Carolyn says at one point, like doing a puzzle, gradually putting pieces together The development of most characters is good and it s easy [...]

    16. I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5The characters in this were okay, and I felt quite sorry for Carolyn at the start of this, as what she had to see wasn t very nice This started out quite confusing, and I found it difficult to get into unfortunately There was quite a bit of action, but as the story was quite confusing at times, and was difficult to get into, I found it to be a pretty slow read Overall, Not a bad read, but It couldn t keep my int [...]

    17. I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author publisher in exchange for an honest review This book never lost my interest, even with outside distractions and my current reading slump that is now over I found myself enjoying it immensely and so invested in the story that time passed without me realising and I could look up to find the sky dark, hours after I d picked it up Everything including pace and relationships moved incredibly fast one of my immediate worries was the relationsh [...]

    18. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.When I agreed to review this book I did so with a sense of trepidation The Calling is not a book I d normally read, in fact it is very much the sort of novel I d see on the bookshelf and walk past Female lead check, magic stuff check, forest on the cover I m out of here Had I followed my instincts I d have missed out on one of my favourite reads of the year so far.My main problem with female leads, generally, is how weak and [...]

    19. I love fantasy, so I was quite eager to read Louise G White s debut novel, The Calling Like several fantasy books, it takes a few chapters to really begin to understand the dynamic and workings of the world, but once you re in, you re captivated, and I can guarantee you will not want to leave it behind The Calling is beautifully written with strong characters, especially the protagonist, Carolyn So often, I ve found female leads irritating, sometimes downright unlikable But Ms White has created [...]

    20. This book took me by surprise in every way, I finally finished reading it in the early hours of the morning, last night, had started it the day before.The story is magical, enthralling, intense, a rollercoaster of a ride You have fantasy, different worlds, dimensions, underworlds, strong characterisation, love, romance, biology, amazingly beautiful, fantastic writing, an imagination out of this world.Story touches on religion v magic, however not in a way you would imagine One of the best fantas [...]

    21. I ve never read a fantasy book like this before It is a little like Alice in Wonderland, who travels through the looking glass The main character, Carolyn, travels to a different dimension She is the heroine, who is trying to save her mother and brother She goes on a journey where at the beginning nothing makes sense Then you begin to understand the dynamics of the underworld.Her journey is also a coming of age journey, where she experiences love for the first time It is in the form of a love tr [...]

    22. A Fantasy Delight No spoilers about the plot as that would ruins the reader s experience however this story has danger, intrigue, mystery and romance and is a real page turner It is also a good mixture of magic and fantasy that is compelling with strange features and good characterisation particularly of the heroine The writer takes you on an exciting roller coaster journey that ends on a cliff hanger so I can t wait for the next book in this series Well done

    23. Wow this book was a rollercoaster, I don t even know where to begin.The first couple of chapters are hard to get into as there is so much thrown at you and so much going on, but you immediately fall for the main character Carolyn and you can t stop yourself from reading as you NEED need to know what happens to her and you can t sleep until you know she safe from the suits.Oh dear sweet Carolyn, her family and the life that she knew is ripped from her when she is fifteen Carolyn spends the next t [...]

    24. From the first sentence of The Calling , I felt I was going to enjoy it Louise White has combined her great writing style, world building and plot development to create a thrilling novel.The story focuses on 15 year old Carolyn whose mother and brother vanish through a gateway to another realm inhabited by demons Fast forwarding her life two years, Carolyn discovers she has become the Defender, answering the call of gateways and pursuing misbehaving demons on the other side I loved the originali [...]

    25. This book was given to me by the Lovers of Paranormal in exchange for an honest review.Carolyn came home one day to witness a bizarre experience, where her mother disappears She then realised that her brother was missing too She would do anything to find her mother and brother but nothing is straightforward She possesses mystical powers, where she can travel between gateways to other dimensions amongst other things Note is a demon who has all good intentions towards Carolyn Then there is Ethan, [...]

    26. I absolutely love this book and can t wait for I need to know what happens Guess I ll have to wait If there is a second book I will be sure to read it.First of all I want to thank the author for sending me a copy of this book My first thought when I finished this book was Why why is it finished already My second thought was that this book should be made into a movie Really I would compare this book with the hungergame books I just couldn t stop reading, every page was filled with new and exciti [...]

    27. When you miss a book after you re done reading it, you know it was good That s how I feel about The Calling Carolyn is only 15 years old when her world suddenly turns upside down and she must live with bizarre, magical changes to herself in a strange world that includes a variety of underworlds Carolyn is a strong personality, yet she retains some of her teenage habits even as she learns of her new responsibilities This is the kind of story that could get bogged down in complicated details but i [...]

    28. Review of The Calling By Louise WhiteHold on to your socks people this fantasy takes you on a wild ride The Calling is full of exceptionally exciting images in a world within a world it s to say the least, outstanding.Get ready for demons, monsters and other worldly creatures to comes out and play in you imagination However, a word of warning they re not all pleasant.Carolyn McInally, or to her enemies, the Destroyer Has survived fine for the past two years with no one to help and not much of a [...]

    29. Louise white s The Calling is one of the best and most readable books I have had the pleasure to come across Though admittedly unfamiliar with this genre, I was enthral led by the strong characters, the vivid atmospheres and environments created The uniquely stylistic and fluid language used, as well as the extraordinary degree of imagination that White possesses skilfully conveys the worth of this debut Although dealing with far fetched concepts, the well rounded nature of the novel and the bre [...]

    30. The Calling is a story of Carolyn McInally who s life change suddenly with a disappearance of her mother and brother That s when she learn about other realms and existing of demons She also acquire magical powers and becomes someone called a destroyer.I was sucked into Carolyns world, desperate for her to make the right choices during this fast paced adventure, and loved the characters, snake demon Note, and Ethan, who Carolyn travels demon realms with The book is beautifully written and I can t [...]

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