This is the second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy. I love the author but not as much as the last series. It just is missing something. I feel like it was a filler book in the series. I will say I read this in one day as its full of action. They are constantly on the go, things are happening around every corner. There's barely a rest for the characters much less for yourself. Which is great. Love triangle is played up a little in this but its more about all the things coming to the surface, who is really behind the experiments, what they want, how started the fire in the last book, whose chasing them... But I'm stunned at how easily Maya is accepting other opinions as her own or how she just buys someones story. She's still too trusting for a second book, she should have grown a little (maybe that's whats missing). You do get to see the strengths and weaknesses of all the other kids in the book, which is great and I love. How they show their true colors and what their supernatural powers are. Some are leaders, some followers - but some followers are stronger than you think :)
The next book is due out in 2013, granted I can wait patiently for it, but I will be reading it.
Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.