The Reckoning (Review)

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

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publication Year: 2010

Pages: 391

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

In the end, there’s always a reckoning.

Chloe Saunders’s life is not what you would call normal. First of all, she can’t figure out how she feels about a certain antisocial werewolf or his charming brother — who just happens to be a sorcerer. Then there’s the fact that she’s running for her life from an evil corporation that’s trying to kill her and her supernatural friends. And finally, she’s a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.

Not normal.

But Chloe has a plan. And the end is very near.

(This is the third and final book in the Darkest Powers Trilogy, after The Summoning and The Awakening.)

The beginning of this book follows in the tradition of the rest of the series: action-packed and full of the promise of a great escape. Intrigue and betrayal, harrowing near-captures and daring rescues. About halfway through, though, the pace just … shifts.

To be honest, I found this a kind of unsatisfactory end to the series. Yes, many of the loose ends are tied up, but not everything. It felt like an incomplete ending. There could be another book afterwards, easily, to continue the story … and yet there isn’t. That’s just where it ends. And it feels unfulfilling.


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