The Calling: 10/25/13
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong is the sequel to The Gathering. It opens with Maya and others in a helicopter trying to escape a forest fire. Rather than head to the mainland, the helicopter is heading north into the wilderness. Except they don't make it because the helicopter crashes!
The misadventures of Maya and friends makes Chloe's trip to Upstate New York seem like a cakewalk. Derring-do abounds. Thankfully, too, Maya has a much better handle over her transformative abilities than Derek who was constantly disrupting the plot with his melodramatic urges.
This book requires reading The Gathering first. The timeline is tight, though not as ludicrously tight as The Darkest Powers series. Also, like The Rules, the number one thing that Maya must remember is Trust No One (especially on a sparsely populated island).
My one quibble with the series is that all the books have gerund titles (as do all the Darkest Powers books). It makes it really difficult to remember the order of the books. For this series, I settled on calling them by their jacket art color.