Saturday, June 1, 2013

Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)Title: The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: 28th April 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

 Review: Chloe Saunders is on the run
and raising hell. Literally. 

Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying powers. Now the team that created her has decided it's time to end the experiment. Permanently.

Now Chloe is running for her life along with a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance for freedom - but can Chloe trust her new friends?

Detailed Review: This book was amazingly well-written. It had every ingredient to make an awesome paranormal book.

As for the romance, it's coming but not quite mature yet. Unlike The Summoning, which was more of a finding-out-that-your-special story, The Awakening is much more fast-paced and more action a
s the story turns into a we-have-to-escape story. The transition from the first book to the second book couldn't have been smoother. 

My thoughts on how the heroine of the book, Chloe has matured and evolved in the story is that she's making good progress. She's got the qualities of a heroine: brave and thoughtful. The way she takes charge, when one of her friends, Derek is about to Change. You've gotta admire how she handles it so well. And when she accidentally summons spirits back into their corpses and had the guts to release them again. That takes a lot.

And I love how the other characters in this particular book because they have changed too. They've become more fitting in the story and I just love that. I just don't like characters that stick out of the story like they were put there for fun or for some unknown reason.

So what could you NOT want in a book that isn't already perfect? Everything has been constant throughout the series, no sudden changes but not the same monotonous patterns either. The author learns to vary the story without overwriting everything. So that's a trophy for Armstrong.

As for the story, let me tell you this, it's just basically running. For more information, go read the book.(God I sound like one of those teachers who says 'If you want to know more, go search on the Internet.') But really I don't want to ruin the story for some people. I don't feel the need for spoilers today.

Brief Review: Fast-paced all the way, you won't find the urge to put the book down until you've reached the last page. No boring parts, just endless questions for you to find answers for and some twists to expect.

Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing'


Now, to honour all the supernaturals in the book,

'The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.'-----Elbert Hubbard

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  1. This looks amazing! Great review :) I love a novel that isn't boring and keeps me hooked all the way through.

  2. I have repeatedly have picked up this book at my local library but have never finished it. Perhaps I will after reading your review!

    I hope to see you around my blog,

    Katelynn Clark