Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (Review)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Edition: Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Harper Collins (March 23, 2010)
Language: English
Synopsis: 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. Source

Review: The Awakening is the second book inthe Darkest Powers series. I reviewed The Summoning and loved it! Luckily, I was not disappointed with The Awakening.

The characters did not disappoint me with their unique personalities and incredible wit. I loved Chlerek even more and I was hoping for them to get closer, which I got! I won't go into details about how they do, but you will be somewhat satisfied when you read about their conversations. Their relationship at the end has me very exicted for The Reckoning. You don't get to see as much Tori and Simon as you would like, but when you do see them, they do not disaapoint. Rae is a character that I truly have to say, confused me throughout the book. All I can say for her is to read about her to get where she stands in The Summoing.

The plot is very exciting throughout. Tori, Simon, Chloe, and Derek are running away from the Edison Group and trying to find Simon and Derek's father. I loved The Awakening because it is the epitome of the second installment. It gives you more answers from questions you had from the first book, but also raises more questions for the third book. I also liked how The Awakening has the characters progress throughout the book. New relationships are formed, they develop new identities, and so forth. They don't stay in one place, but continue to move on.

I give this book a four out of four because it is the right way a second book in a series should be made, answers and raises questions. I said it in The Summoning review and I'm saying it in The Awakening review, you should check out this series.
Peace and Fangs,

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