Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Awakening: Review

The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Darkest Powers Trilogy #2
Pages: 360


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. I’m a living science experiment — not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization call 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.

My Thoughts:

This series seems to me like you either love it or hate it. I've read so many mixed reviews on this book. Personally, I happen to really like this series, but that's just me. This books starts off right where the first one left off. Chloe discovers that she in indeed a necromancer and not crazy. Not only is she a necromancer, but a genetically-modified necromancer. Chloe and her friends escape the Edison Group and are on the run throughout almost the entire book.

Throughout the story the kids are on the run, hiding in abandoned warehouses, pretty much living on the streets, and doing everything they possibly can in attempt to find a family friend and the father of Simon and Derek. Looking back at the story it did seem like this entire book was just filler, but as I was reading it, it didn't feel that way. So if it is just filler, I guess I still enjoyed it. There was more character building in this book than progression of the storyline is I guess what I'm trying to say.

There are a lot of moments in this book where it's just Derek and Chloe. Their relationship really seemed to grow and it seems to me that there may be a possibility of them getting together. I'm interested to see how that plays out because I really thought that it was going to be Chloe and Simon together. Chloe seems to grow up a bit in the story as well and becomes a stronger person. One thing that is bother me about this book is Chloe's pendant. It has changed colors from the first book to the second and I really want to know what the significance of this is. I'm sure this will be explained in the next book. All-in-all I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one.

Have you read this series or anything else by this author? What are your thoughts?


  1. Hi Leigh Ann! Thanks for stopping by my Blog and following. I loved The Awakening and am a Kelley Armstrong fan also. Hope to see you around the Book Blogs!

  2. Ooh this sounds pretty good! I love wizards! I hope you emjoyed it, it definitely sounds good! I'm a new follower and thanks for stopping by!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I have been meaning to read these as I like her adult books :)

    1. I haven't read her adult books but I would really like to!

  4. I really enjoyed this series as a whole. It didn't like blow my mind with awesome, but I rated all three books a solid 4-star rating. I'm glad to see your enjoying the series as well. I'm also quite anxious to check out her adult series. Hopefully soon ;) Thanks for the great review and for stopping by my blog earlier & following. I'm now a new follower of yours via GFC!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and following!


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