The Rising (Review)

November 3, 2014

Book cover of "The Rising" by Kelley Armstrong.Title: The Rising

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publication Year: 2013

Pages: 407

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.

(This is the third and final book in the Darkness Rising Trilogy, after The Rising and The Calling.)

As is to be expected, there was a lot of information revealed in this book. The main characters get answers to a lot of their questions, but obviously not all of them. The running and hiding continues, and things get a lot more complicated before they start to straighten out.

The ending isn’t as neat as I would like. I felt like Armstrong could keep writing these characters for more books to come until everything works out in the end. I thought that about the Darkest Powers books though, too, so maybe that’s just my desire for more of the story speaking.

Definitely pick up this series, and don’t wait as long as I did to move on to the other books that take place in the same “book world” – that of supernaturals, Cabals, and all that comes along with them. I’ll be reviewing the Women of the Otherworld series in a few weeks, and I definitely got interested in reading them because of the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies.

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