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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong: Mini Book Review

The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2)
by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada (Random House)
ISBN: 978-0-385-66759-3
Suggested Ages: 12+ (Mild Violence)
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Description: 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

Mini Book Review: Once again Kelley has me hooked from the very first page to the very last sentence and leaves me excited about reading the next book in the series.  Non stop action, intriguing and well developed characters & some dark humour this time which was a nice added bonus.  Some questions answered but even more left to figure out. Kelley is truly a natural born storyteller. Liked the addition of a couple of adult characters that were not total douche-bags.   A pretty good transitional second book, often the 2nd book is a bit dull, but not this one.  Will be cracking open the next book as soon as I get home tonight -- didn't bring it with me to work today because I knew I would be too tempted to read it instead of getting work done.  Nice to see the development of the secondary characters with some back story.  Also found myself liking Chloe more and love the dialogue between her and Tori.

4.5 Dewey's


I borrowed this from Helen

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