Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

SPOILER ALERT!!!
This review is for the final book in the DARKEST POWERS trilogy. If you are planning on or already reading this series, don't read this yet!!!  :)

My name is Chole Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal.
But NORMAL is one thing I'm NOT.
For one thing, I'm having feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet tempered brother--who just happens to be a sorcerer--but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf.
NOT NORMAL.
My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us--permanently.
DEFINITELY NOT NORMAL.
And finally, I'm a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.
AS FAR AWAY FROM NORMAL AS IT GETS.

I already said this up at the top, but this is the final book in the series I have been reading this past week. I, again, really liked this book. I was starting to get a little sick of reading about the same characters though. I guess discovering a really awesome series after all the books have come out has its pros and cons. I always complain about having to wait for "the next book" to come out, but I guess I like having a break from the story to build up excitement for the next. But then there's the waiting, which always sucks. It's a double-edged sword, I tell ya.

I still liked this book, like I said, and I was glad for an ending. Although, let's be honest-- it wasn't really an "ending." I don't know that with "supernatural powers" that last their whole lives, these characters stories can ever really be "over". But, the trilogy is ended (as far as I know) and the story was tied up as well as could be expected. One thing I CAN say, without giving anything away, is that this book definitely is not lacking in the twists, turns, gore, adventure, tension, and action....department. Is that a department??? It is now.

Overall, a good ending to a fantastic trilogy. I hope you aren't disappointed-- I wasn't! :) Now I'm off to read something with NO ghosts or re-animated corpses. Wish me luck!

2 comments:

Chantele said...

There is a spinoff series called The Gathering coming out next year. Different characters, but I think Chloe and her friends may make an appearance.:)

Braine said...

I'm a year too late but I just finished Awakening and I'm about to read The Reckoning followed by the Gathering. I hear you it's fantastic and it's a nice change to read about ghosts instead of vamps et al. Thank you for sharing your thoughts :)