*Spoiler Free reviews are reviews of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) books in a series with no fear of spoilers!*
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: May 2009
Tags: ghosts, paranormal talents, urban fantasy
Series: 2nd Darkest Powers book
Book Acquisition: Library
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
If you read The Summoning then, like me, then reading The Awakening was a must! The Darkest Power series are the only books by Kelley I have ever read but I'm thinking I might have to change that. I've become a big fan of her writing.
The Awakening picks up right where The Summoning left off. I liked this because I felt like I hasn't missed anything. The characters and their situations hadn't changed and I was still right there with them trying to figure out what was going on. The action is a little more intense in this second book and we get more background on the lives of the characters and their powers.
There were a few twists - some I saw coming and some I didn't. The story line wasn't necessarily predictable but at the same time it wasn't too far fetched or fantastical. Plain and simple, I liked this book and I plan on reading The Reckoning. I need to know what happens to Chloe and her friends (and enemies :)
I would recommend this book to fans of the first in the series and I would also recommend this series to fans of good YA paranormal, mystery and suspense books.
Darkest Powers Series:
The Summoning (July 2008)
The Awakening (May 2009)
The Reckoning (April 6, 2010)
*For those of you who have read Kelley's adult Otherworld series, The Darkest Powers series is set in the same world but with different characters.