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Review: 3. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong...

January 6, 2011
If you like reading YA urban fantasy, and haven't checked out Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers trilogy, you should. 'nuff said.

the reckoning
Title: The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
ISBN-13: 9780061662836
Hardcover: 391 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts:
Well. Nobody ever said things were going to be easy for Chloe. And after the umpteenth escape from the Edison Group, they're safe with Andrew--a friend of Simon & Derek's dad's. Or are they? Completely tempted to want to be, Chloe nevertheless notices little things that raise her suspicion, even as she hopes that she's just paranoid.

This third and final book of Armstrong's Darkest Powers trilogy wraps up all the action very nicely. I enjoyed this series immensely--Chloe and her friends are the kind of characters you want to root for, and they're not whiny or bratty. Well, maybe except for Tori, but she grows out of it. :)

Character: Chloe and the gang go through quite a lot in this series, and all of them grow as they help each other survive the Edison Group's attempts at capture and "rehabilitation". Derek has to learn that he's not solely responsible for the entire group. Chloe has to figure out that she can live with her powers and actually use them if needed. Tori matures significantly as a person. Simon featured the least, and it almost felt like he was there just 'cuz he was around in the previous books... Maybe that's just because I got really involved in Chloe's story?

Pace & Plot: The story moves at a quick clip through all three books, and deftly balances suspense, angst, and action. New characters are introduced along with Andrew, and you can't quite tell if some of 'em are just dense or have ulterior motives.

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent: Pick this up if you enjoy YA urban fantasy.


holdenj said...

I enjoyed and recommend this trilogy as well. Now, I just have to try out one of her adult novels!

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