Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Awakening by Kelley 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.
One word: Spectacular! Even better than its prequel, The Awakening is filled with action, drama, supernatural twists, and characters you absolutely love! I also loved the aspect of the characters being on the run, hopping from place to place, trying to avoid the bad guys while continuing to discover more about themselves and their powers. What I had looked forward to most in this book was the development of Chloe and Derek’s relationship-and I wasn’t disappointed! Although they are not exactly where I want them to be, hopefully they’ll get there in the next book—yes, there will be another! Not sure of the specifics yet, but I will be keeping my eyes and ears open for info on the next installment of Kelley Armstrong’s amazing series, Darkest Powers. As for right now, go out and buy The Summoning and The Awakening and get caught up in the adventures of Chloe Saunders.

P.S. I did some research and the Darkest Powers series will be a trilogy, ending with The Reckoning, scheduled for a May 1, 2010 release, though it is subject to change. Good news!

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