Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: The Awakening (The Darkest Powers #2) by Kelly Armstrong

Title: The Awakening
Series: The Darkest Powers #2
Author: Kelly Armstrong
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Library
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.
Review: I’ve wanted to read this book for so long it’s not even funny! The Awakening begins right where The Summoning left off so it’s important to read this series IN ORDER. Don’t skip ahead because you’re going to get very confused. That said, I want to add that I think the people, especially Dr. Davidoff, in the Edison Group are creepy. What they do and say and experiment on is just like what the heck?!

The plot. The characters. Everything. I loved it! I didn’t have some problems, but fist what I loved: more explanations on the powers that Chloe, Simon, Tori, Rae, and (of course) Derek each have. This led to more complications, discoveries, secrets, and character development. I liked that a lot.

The plot itself moved along really fast and for the most part, I enjoyed it. But again, the Edison Group creeped me out and that I all I will say about them. The writing was great as ever and I loved all the quirky comments. ESPECIALLY between Chloe and Derek. I think they’re gonna get together. It was obvious in The Summoning, and I’m just stating it again. Either way, I am rooting for them. I also want to add that Tori was really annoying and even if she’s strong, she’s annoying.

The one thing I didn’t like was that I felt like there was a lot of repetition in the plot and actions of the characters. Through more things happened, I couldn’t help but feel that I had read this before in book 1.

Overall, I loved this book and this series and I can’t wait for The Reckoning.

Overall: 4/5
Cover Comments: 4/5 I like the constancy of the necklace and the model so I like it a lot.

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