Book Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Harsh truth was better than comfortable lies

The Awakening opens there where The Summoning closes. I liked this one better than the one before.

Book Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong


Title & Author: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Release Date: April 28 2009
Series: Darkest Powers
Publisher: HarperCollins


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 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.

I gave The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong four out of five hearts, not because it was the best book I’ve ever read. But it was the better one of the series.

I read this series a couple of years ago and thought they were amazing, now I think they are childish, but The Awakening is the least childish one of the three. Chloe reacts more mature on the things that come on her path and is not as easily deceived as before.

It could have been a better story, because overall the story was not that in depth and it sometimes lacked in quality. I still like this book, but not as much as the first time I read it.

The novel has not much wrong with it, but in my mind it was better than it actually was. It is a good fit for people between 14 and 20 or so, but as you get older you start to find some things that happen in this novel childish, which was mostly the thing that bothered me.

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