Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Awakening

The Awakening
By Kelley Armstrong
HarperCollinsPublishers, 2009. 360 pgs. Young adult fiction.

In the vivid sequel in the Darkest Powers series, Chloe, along with fellow supernaturals Simon, Derek, and Rae manage to escape from Lyle House to find Simon and Derek's father. Chloe and Rae, however, are captured by what they discover to be the Edison Group--people who ran Lyle House as a pretense to find supernatural children. Chloe and Tori both escape from the Group's clutches, once again, and make an uneasy alliance as they join Simon and Derek. As the Edison Group tries to track them down, the escapists are forced to live on the streets, constantly running. The relationships between the teens become even more complicated as their various feelings for each other ebb and flow. Throughout this experience, Chloe's powers are further manifested in dangerous and horrifying ways, upping the urgency for her to master them.

An excellent, fast-paced sequel to The Summoning, this book was just as great as the first. Highly suspenseful, it will keep you flipping pages and dying to read the next book, The Reckoning, to be published in April of 2010.


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