Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Reckoning - Kelley Armstrong Review

The Reckoning: They Gave Chloe Saunders Her Power. Now They Want to Take it Away. Big Mistake... (Darkest Powers)The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Book 3) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0061662836
400 Pages

Blurb: The nail-biting climax to Kelley Armstrong's bestselling YA series. Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. First of all, she happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are on the run from the evil corporation who created them. To top it all, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf. Definitely not normal...

My Thoughts:  This was yet another book that I was anxious to get my hands on.  I really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series and was looking forward to seeing how this ended. I have to say I was very happy with the ending of this book. Everything felt resolved but at the same time left me feeling like I could keep reading about these characters if the author decided to continue this series past this book.  Once the action started it really didn't stop which kept me reading. I found it hard to put this book down. This was one of those books that just wouldn't let me go to sleep until it was finished with me. This crew of characters was so easy to connect with and I found me self thinking I remember what it was like to be there age and dealing with certain issues like boys and those "mean girl friends" from high school. This book is labeled as a young adult book but I would recommend it to people of all ages! I rated this book at 5 stars!


Angel said...

Just finished it last night too! It was WAY past my bedtime, but I couldn't put it down!!
FYI: She said that the next book "The Gathering" is set in the same world as this set. New characters, but they may even meet up with Chloe n the gang at some point!

Melissa said...

I did the same thing when I was reading it read till 2am and when I was done looked at the clock like wow how did that happen. I knew about the setting for The Gathering and it makes me happy that we might see them again even as secondary characters, but at the same time I would love to see them be the focus of another book.

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