The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, Bk 3) by Kelley Armstrong

Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

This book was okay.  You know how some books in a series tell you so much about the previous books that you wonder why you bothered to read the first ones?  This is not that book.  Which would probably be good, but it’s been 3 months and quite a few books since I read the first two in this series, and to be honest, I don’t remember a lot of details.  So it was really frustrating when something came up and was important and I really didn’t what was going on.

The first part of the book was kind of slow.  Everyone was bad, no good, nope bad… on and on.  Then the end was more action packed, but it kind of left things unresolved.  It was bad, just not as good as the first couple in the series.

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

The Awakening (Darkest Powers, Bk 2) 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.

I liked this book just as much as I liked The Summoning.  It picked up where the first book left off.  I enjoyed the finding out more about Chloe and her friends’ powers and more about the Edison Group.  This book had a lot of action, which was great, but also a lot of character development and relationship growth.  I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Bk 1) by Kelley Armstrong

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

I have had this book and the second book in the series on my shelf for a while now, but put off starting the series because I get burned out on paranormal easily sometimes.  I finally put the second book in a game on PBS, so I really need to read them now in case someone picks it.  It took me a little while to actually get the book open – I carried it around with me for a couple days and read something else in the mean time.  But I am glad I read it!

The story is really easily to fall into.  Chloe is likable and the world around her is interesting.  Lyle House is creepy and mysterious.  I really grew to like Rae, Simon, and Derek as the story progressed and we learned more about them.  I am glad that I already have The Awakening ready to read because the ending opened up so many new questions!  I want to know what is going on with the adults and find out more about each of the Lyle House residents.