Monday, January 9, 2012

The Awakening (Darkest Powers Trilogy #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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.

Book Review:
This is one seriously amazing series! I am totally in awe of Armstrong's writing. :) It was nice to read a sequel that is even stronger than it's predecessor. The plot deepens and the reader learns more about the Edison Group. I enjoyed watching the characters further develop, both in personality and in power. This book is action packed and really difficult to set down. I can't say much more without spoiling this book and the previous book. All in all, this is one fantastic series. I'm halfway through the last book, and I'm already sad to see it end. Can't wait to pick up the next book in the Darkness Rising series! :) For more info, check out Armstrong's website.

Favorite Quote:
“A girl my age had been murdered in these woods and I'd seen her last terrified moments, watched her bleed to death in this forest. A life like mine had ended here, and it didn't matter how many times I'd seen deaths in movies, it wasn't the same, and I wasn't ever going to forget it.” 

Cover Art Commentary:
Again, not a big fan of the covers of the series. I do like the blue jewel necklace.



  1. Love this series and its one of the few that I have actually finished reading.

  2. I love this series! And I thought The Awakening was really great for a second book; it continues the story but doesn't feel like a washout in between two better novels. I hope you love the last one as much as I did!! :-D

  3. @Jenny @Jessi
    Such a great series!

    This was a great second book! I've been having trouble with sequels and the "second book syndrome." I finished the last book today. I was so sad to see the series end. While I loved it, there are still some questions left unanswered.

  4. I love this series! I hope she goes back to it soon. >_<