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Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong


Chloe’s a teenager who likes Simon, but maybe likes Derek, and definitely hates Tori, who crushes on Simon, who kind of cares for Chloe. Sounds pretty typical. Except that Chloe’s a necromancer, Derek’s a werewolf, and Simon and Tori are sorcerers. Following The Summoning (2008), this book in the Darkest Powers series has the teens on the run from a shady organization whose murky involvement with their manifesting powers is unclear, but definitely not for their betterment. There’s nothing terribly original here, but Armstrong has some fun toying with supernatural teen thriller conventions, and the taut pacing should please fans of the exploding genre.

Thanks first to Precious, I got this book from her site.

I am starting to warm up on this series. The first one I honestly think that Armstrong can't pull it off. But I was wrong. Now as we go deeper into the series, there's more mystery and I love mystery. What exactly will be the outcome of the genetic modification that the Edison Group performed to our heroes/heroine? What does Andrews means when he said "It's good to see that Simon and Tori are together"? clearly it means that they have the same father or that because together their powers are stronger. Is Derek and Chloe now liking each other? Is Aunt Lauren still alive? Will Liz be making her apparition to Chloe again? Will Rae realize that she was deceived or will she be the ultimate villain? and blah blah blah. Different types of Supernatural on the run together is pretty damn good looking to me. I hope the next book would have less running and more action and/or planning to take down the Edison Group.

The book is good for paranormal lover. too subtle for adults on the romance part but good enough on the action scenes. Betrayal, Budding romance, Mystery, rolled into a sci-fi novel.


Bhumi said...

I felt the same way. I didn't like the first one too much, but the second one was better.

Violet said...

I really enjoyed this book too! Can't wait to read The Reckoning! :)

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