April 24, 2010

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

The ReckoningWarning: I'm going to assume you've already read the first two books of the Darkest Powers series.

After being on the run for several days, young necromancer Chloe Saunders and her friends werewolf Derek, sorcerer Simon and witch Tori, are finally safe under the care of Andrew (a friend of Derek and Simon's Dad) and his organization, a group of people who used to work for the Edison Group but that now are working to destroy them.

Things should go pretty well from then on, since destroying the Edison Group is high on Chloe's list of priorities - along with rescuing her aunt Lauren and friend Rae, and finding Derek and Simon's Dad - but pretty soon things start going south.

For starters, she's seeing a rather unpleasant ghost, Derek doesn't full trust Tori yet and he doesn't seem to trust Andrew all that much, either. Plus, Andrew's group is skeptical about their story and don't seem all that willing to help them out anytime soon.

To top it all off, and though the circumstances are hardly conductive of romance, Chloe does find herself between Simon and Derek (and I wish I could say more but I shan't spoil!!).

In any case, things are hardly what they seem at this 'safe' place...

Okay, so, I'm a fan of this series and it's proving to be very hard not to gush because I loved this book. With each book I have grown to like Chloe more - she starts the series as a very naive girl but by the time we get to The Reckoning Chloe, though basically the same person, is more assertive and she's willing to do what needs to be done to help those she cares about; and she's willing to admit when she makes an error of judgment and learn from it. And, I really liked how she learns to stand her ground with certain werewolf.

Derek is another of my favorite characters, I just love him - I think the scenes with him are my favorite, but I might be biased because, like I said, I love him.

I even grew to like Tori, who was not my favorite character in previous books.

As for the story itself, well it starts a bit slow as Chloe & Co are still trying to see how much they can trust Andrew and his group, and how much they are willing to help them. But when things start happening, they happen fast and it makes for one hell of a ride.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the last book although I have to admit, I was disappointed with how it turned out. The only things I did enjoy were Chloe's character development (she finally asserts herself! YAY!) and her moments with Derek. He was too cute :) Oh, and that one plot twist with Tori. I was all WTF?! (but in a good way, of course.)


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