Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong

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 (

This is the second book in the Darkest Powers trilogy. I love trilogies because it doesn't feel like the series is going on...and on...and on. But at the same time it's better than a stand alone book because there is more room to expand on the story and fall in love with the characters.

In this book Chloe is finding out more about her newly discovered powers and she is getting to know Derek. In the first book of the trilogy, Derek is scary and we don't like him. In this book, we find out that Derek is really protective, even though he gets on Chloe case a lot.

This book was not as good as the first book of the series or the the last but we do find out a lot of good stuff. It was a good read but I the ending wasn't a cliff-hanger that makes you want to read the next one. That is good and bad. I hate when I read a book in a series and there is a serious cliff-hanger ending that have to wait a year to find out what happens. So, it was nice end without that pain. BUT, I already had the third book in the series so I would have actually liked to read a cliff-hanger ending in this case. Just my luck.

I really like this trilogy but compared to other books it wasn't my favorite. I do love the characters, though. The characters are some of the best I have read.

Overall: 3/5

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