The Calling Book Review
Hey there, fellow bookworms! Today, I’ve got a real treat for you. Picture this: a slow burn romance, a ragtag found family, an outcast FMC, a grumpy male love interest, some Robin Hood vibes, and an epic adventure quest. Intrigued? Well, hold on to your bookmarks because “The Calling” by L.C. Pye is about to take you on one heck of a ride!
First things first, let’s talk tropes. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Tropes can sometimes feel as predictable as your cat knocking over a glass of water. But fear not, my friends, because Pye manages to sprinkle these tropes with just the right amount of pizzazz to keep you hooked. We’ve got a slow-burn romance that will make your heart flutter like a caffeinated butterfly. Found family? Check! Because nothing warms the heart quite like a group of misfits coming together to save the day.
Our protagonist, Taila Caffrey, is relatable in all the right ways. Her flaws are captivating and her courage is infectious. Talia’s got secrets galore, and she won’t hesitate to protect her loved ones at all costs. Talk about loyalty!
But hold your bookmarks tight, because here’s the real gem: Gil. Ah, Gil, my dear fellow readers, is the cherry on top of this literary sundae. Quick-witted and charming, he’s like the love child of Heath Ledger in “A Knight’s Tale” and Peeta Melark. I’m telling you, this guy deserves all the good and bright things in life. Prepare to swoon, ladies and gents!
Now, let’s talk about the plot. In the land of Landore, people are divided into five callings, living in disunity and isolation. Talia sees her chance at belonging in choosing one of these callings. But when her best friend, Jules, is kidnapped on the eve of their calling ceremony, everything goes topsy-turvy. Talia ditches her shot at acceptance and becomes a fugitive, hiding her true self from the world. As if that weren’t enough, she stumbles upon a group of seven strangers who turn her world upside down, revealing more secrets than she ever imagined.
If you loved books like “The Selection,” “Divergent,” and “The Remnant Chronicles,” then “The Calling” should be on your reading list ASAP. Pye weaves a coming-of-age story that’s a quick and easy read that will leave you yearning for more.
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