Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

You know children, always playing with the forces of darkness

The Reckoning is not the bad, but it could have been so much more. It was sad to see it not be that way.

Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong


Title & Author: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: April 6 2010
Series: Darkest Powers
Publisher: HarperCollins


Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be ‘cursed’?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them.

As if that’s not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she’s leaning towards the werewolf…

Definitely not normal.

I gave The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong three out of five hearts. This novel could have been so much more, but it felt like it was a balloon. As if the first novel was stretching the balloon so it will not snap when blowing it up, The second one was inflating the balloon, and this one was letting all the air out after just blowing it up. It was not like this novel sucked. It was just the sizzling sound of a balloon running out of air.

The only development the characters made was Derek finally becoming fully wolf and Chloe finally making up her mind about which of the two boys she should be with.

The story was also a bit ungratifying. I just felt resentful towards the story when I was done. Just as much how I felt about the feeling of the balloon.

I suspect this series is much more written for a younger audience. Like I said in my review of The Awakening, people between the age of 14 and 20. It just did not work for me.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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