Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review: The Awakening

Kelley Armstrong
Paperback, 384 pages
HarperCollins Publishers
March 23, 2010

  "There was no closing my eyes and sliding back into that blissful dream of normal. This was my normal now."


If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying. (goodreads.com)


(If you haven't read The Summoning yet..STOP reading)


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The second book in the darkest powers trilogy is just a wonderful as the first. The Awakening starts off with the Edison Group. Chloe and Rae have been caught and separated from Derek and Simon. Chloe must now find a way to escape and reunite with the boys, but first she discoverers the nasty truths about herself and her friends.

The second book in the trilogy is just a good as the first. You are introduced to some new characters and a new and different relationship between Chloe, Simon and Derek. I really love the way Chloe and Derek's relationship grows in this one. They really start to gain a friendship and as different as they are, they really start depending on each other. Tori was also someone who starts to grow on you. She really did make everyone's life miserable at first but I think out of all the characters she has grown a lot. You really get to see each character grow and change as they learn about what has happened to them.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series, and I'm sure the next one will be nothing next to brilliant. Kelley Armstrong has created a wonderful world of magic and myth...A place I lost myself in for a few days. I give The Awakening 5+ Hoots. Each book flows flawlessly into the next and it will grab you up and not let go!

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