Friday, December 10, 2010

THE AWAKENING by Kelley Armstrong

The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(from Goodreads)
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 second book in the "Darkest Powers" series, but not as much as the first. I give this one 3/5* but it could be only because the mood I was in when I read it.

This book picks up where the first one left off and it is basically about Chloe, Tori, Simon and Derek trying to get away from the people at Lyle House (again).

In the first book, they escape Lyle House but then Chloe and Tori are caught in a warehouse and taken somewhere else, but we don't know the details of that. At least until the second book. The second book opens up with Chloe and Tori being at a new facility and Simon and Derek still not caught.

Chloe is used as a pawn to try and find Simon and Derek, but she isn't giving in to their games and soon escapes herself (again), and so there begins another adventure of Dr. Davidoff and his crew trying to find Chloe and the others (again).

I don't believe that you learn anything new in this book about anyone (except for Chloe's aunt), and I am not sure why Tori is kept around, as she clearly is unliked by everyone.

I didn't see any character development in this book either. It actually reminded me of the season of "Prison Break" where they had already escaped prison and now were trying desperately not to get caught.

Yes, there was some action in this book, but it all seemed predictable and almost too easy.

I am still going to read the next book, because this one wasn't bad, it just didn't seem to tell me anymore then I already knew. There are a lot of things I still want to know.

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