The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong


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. (from Amazon)


I remember finishing the The Summoning, the prequel to The Awakening, last summer and thinking, " I doubt Kelley will be able to top this." Though, apparently she can, as she has proven it with The Awakening.

In The Awakening more action and intense drama occurs. As well as major character development. Since, Tori, Chloe, Derek, and Simon's powers began to involve steadily in the book. Also, there was more information told and found out about the Edison Group and werewolves which was fascinating in any case.

Derek and Chloe? Yep, their relationship defiantly grew throughout The Awakening and made it one of my favorite parts. I swear I will scream if they don't get together by the end of this series. Since, they are so cute with their bickering and how they always protect each other.

Overall, The Awakening will have any fan of the Darkest Powers Trilogy begging for a sequel by the end. I look forward to reading the next book, tremendously. I wish Spring 2010 would come faster.

Grade: A+

The Awakening
will be released April 28, 2009. Also, be sure to check out the dates for the Supernatural Summer Tour which will include Kelley as well as Aprilynne Pike, Claudia Gray, and Kim Harrison.

* Much thanks goes to EM, as well as Kelley's awesome assistant Allison, for helping me get a copy.


  1. I'll be picking this up after school!

  2. It's better than The Summoning?!? WOW, now I'm even more excited to read this one. Great review!!

  3. I relaly like her Women of the Otherworld series and am looking forward to starting this one. It's great to see the second book is even better than the first.


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