Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Awakening

The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)

The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Published by HarperCollins
Pages: 368
My Rating: 4/5 stars
My Grade: B

Summary: (From Goodreads)
  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.

My Review:
The Awakening is the second book in the Darkest Powers trilogy, and it follows the events that happend in The Summoning. While I thought this book was a great rush of adrenaline, and it was quite entertaining, I liked the first one more.

The Awakening starts where The Summoning left off, with Chloe, Tori, Simon, and Derek on the run from the Edison Group. This book had tons of action, and lots of scenes where they had to escape the Edison Group. The crazy plot was right up there! The entire time I was biting my nails!

I can't say that I liked The Awakening as much as I liked The Summoning, because I loved the gothic touch in The Summoning, which didn't seem to be there in the Awakening. I also wasn't into how they were running away from the Edison Group again and again and again. But I still thought it was a great book, and after that cliffhanger at the end of the last one, it was hard to not tear through this one.

The cast of characters was back. Boy, are they entertaining. And Derek vs. Simon.....I have to say I am Team Simon. Just sayin'. I think Chloe proved that she can be tough, which is a good thing, since she's annoyed me a tiny bit. But Tori has always been my favorite character. I always find some character I'd want to be in a book if they made a movie....and I would so be her. The powers they all possess and how the Edison Group controlled them was really interesting to learn about.

Overall, a great and enjoyable sequel to The Darkest Powers. I can't wait to read The Reckoning!

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