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Book Review: The Awakening - Kelley Armstrong

Chloe Saunders used to be a normal teenage girl - or so she thought. Then she learned the shocking truth - she was a walking science experiment. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists know as the Edison Group, Chloe is an aberration - a powerful necromancer who can see ghosts and even raise the dead, often with terrifying consequences. Even worse, her growing powers have made her a threat to the surviving members of the Edison Group, who have decided it's time to end their experiment - permanently...
Now Chloe is running for her life with three other supernatural teenagers - a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance of freedom - but can Chloe trust her new friends? - From the back of the book.

 The second instalment in the Darkest Powers trilogy is the better of the two first books. The first one, The Summoning, set up the unique and original storyline, and introducing the likeable and believable characters, but it started a little slow. So, now after reading the second one, I am glad that I did read this series.

The Awakening has flawless characters and storylines. It was really well written, with no plot holes. The characters grew so much in this book, and the plot development was fantastic. You learned more and more about each of the characters as the book went on, and this was good, as some of the questions I found myself asking in the first book were answered. Chloe's character shone even more in this book, and she is one of my favourite heroins. She stands up for herself, and is no longer the vulnerable teenager she once was. She doesn't need a cute boy to come and save her, she can do that herself, but the inclusion of cute boys is not a bad thing...

I like Derek better of Simon and Derek, as he is more mysterious, and not as pushy as Simon. We find out a lot more about him in The Awakening, and he is not what I thought he would be. He's the bad boy, but not really. He's just a troubled teenager, trying to cope with what is happening to him.

I think, if you are a fan of YA paranormal romance, you should read this series. It is not boring, and it keeps you reading for hours on end. It is better than the first one, so if you were disappointed with The Summoning, keep going and read The Awakening, which is by far better, and will make you glad you did!

I give it 5 Feet!


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