Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal. But normal is one thing I'm not. For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer—but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf. Not normal. My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us—permanently. Definitely not normal. And finally, I'm a genetically altered necro-mancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. As far away from normal as it gets.

Book Review:
Well, I am officially a Kelley Armstrong fan for life. What a gifted writer! I had a very difficult time setting down the books in this series! I finished them off in just a few days! If you haven't read the series, continue reading my review with caution. First of all, just let me say this is one of the best YA romances I've read. I was very, very with the final outcome. :) Second, I was pleased to learn more about the Edison Group and St. Cloud Research. However, I would have liked to learn even more. Perhaps Armstrong will explain more in the Darkness Rising series (I really, really hope so). Speaking of which, I really wish I would have read this series before reading The Gathering. I mean, it isn't necessary, but it would have made more sense. I kind of want to go back and re-read The Gathering, but I likely wont because there are so many other books I want to read. I will admit, I could easily read another 3 books of this series. I was sad to see Chloe's journey end. I'm also eager to get my hands on a copy of The Calling. April seems really far away! Ok, so to wrap this up...the series is awesome. It is everything I expected and more! I highly encourage you to read it if you haven't already! :)

Favorite Quote:
“Great. So if I saw a guy standing still, and he wasn't wearing an old uniform, I just had to ask him to walk through furniture. If he stared at me like I was crazy, then I'd know he wasn't a ghost."

Cover Art Commentary:
Again, not my favorite covers. However, I'm loving the purple jewel. :P