Sunday, March 1, 2009

Book Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

*THE FOLLOWING IS A SPOILER: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE SUMMONING, STOP WHILE YOU STILL CAN!*

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 can raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends and we have to find someone who can help us gain our freedom back before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

Review: 

Delivered in her trademark style, Kelley creates a world within our own where supernatural teens are nothing but science projects to be shown and used then tossed away.

Chloe's character becomes even clearer in this novel then the one preceding it, and boy is being in her head interesting. She is struggling to understand how strong she is, and is no where near the point where she can control them. Despite her interest in her powers, Chloe would much rather be norman again--what ever that means, as she no longer knows herself.

Although with too little romance for my taste, The Awakening is an even better read than The Summoning. There is never a slow moment in their journey or a false line in Kelley's writing. The Awakening is a perfect edge-of-your seat read with plenty of surprises. Not only is this a great YA read, but it also is fitting for adults as well.

Kelley has created a gritty, realistic world, one that Horror, Sci-fi, and Paranormal readers will love. Book II in the Darkest Powers trilogy takes us even farther into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the everyday life with riveting effect, and has a clear DO NOT ENTER sign that you will try to ignore. An amazing novel! I want the next installment now!

Grade: A+

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2 comments:

Ana said...

Leah, thanks so much for the review.

Is there ANY romance in it? that will help me decide wether to buy it or not.

You can e-mail me at noahsmae@gmail.com if you would rather not spoil anything publicly here.

Thanks!

Ana

Ashley said...

I realllly want this!!!!

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