Title: The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: May 1st, 2009
Series: Darkest Powers #2
Number of Pages: 357
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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.
This series is getting better and better. Where the first one was slow at first, this one brings you back to the story quite fast. I’m really getting into this series now, and I recognize the wonders Armstrong can do.
The story continues in this sequel, after the Edison Group caught Chloe. As soon as I started reading it, I just couldn’t put it down. I had to know what would happen next, I still have to. The ending is great, because it makes you want to pick the next one, without torturing you. I’ll read the Reckoning soon, but I won’t die waiting for it.
I really like the characters more and more. Derek is really getting on my good side. I just really like him, there is something really interesting about him. Tori is annoying, but she’s getting better. She makes me laugh sometime. Simon ended up annoying me a little in this book, yet I can’t really say why. Chloe is growing through the books, a thing I like. She seems a little more mature and confident.
Kelley Armstrong is such an amazing writer. I absolutely love her; I can’t wait to read more from her. I still prefer her adult series a little more, but I’m enjoying the Darkest Power more now than I did at first.
Overall, it is getting really good. I would give it a 4/5