The Awakening (Review)

Book cover of "The Reckoning" by Kelley Armstrong.Title: The Awakening

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publication Year: 2009

Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

You don’t have to be alive to be awakened.

Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment — not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. She’s a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control, which means she can raise the dead without even trying. Now Chloe’s running for her life with three of her supernatural friends — a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch — and they have to find someone who can help them before the Edison Group catches them.

Or die trying.

(This is the second book in the Darkest Powers Trilogy, after The Summoning.)

After the character and plot revelations of the last book, this one was quite different. It was way more action-packed and focused on the escape attempt – and, obviously, capture attempts – than the previous book. It shines a bit more light on what the Edison Group has done to try to alter the powers of the supernaturals they are working with, and really set the scene for Chloe’s rebellion against them.

The Awakening was a good “middle book” in the trilogy. It explored the teenagers’ interactions and powers a bit, while not closing off all of the loose ends. Definitely a good setup for the final book.


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