Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Synopsis (Goodreads):
My name is Chloe 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 these 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 necro-mancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.

As far away from normal as it gets.
My Thoughts: *falls over dead* It's official, this series can hold its own during a reread. I'm loving on it so hard. I want to go back and reread the entire Women of the Otherworld series RIGHT NOW. This is one series where I'm both thrilled with how it ended and so sad to let it go. One bright spot is that we should be catching up with Chloe and the gang in the 3rd part of the overall trilogy. That makes it a trilogy of trilogies, doesn't it. IT'S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE! WITH TRILOGIES!

Honest to gosh, I adore how this book ends. We get a clear resolution to the immediate danger that Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Tori are in while setting up for future shenanigans. I can only imagine that those are going to be BIG shenanigans - with sparks and fur and dead things!

Chloe's romantic life gets sorted out nicely (*thumbs up* to that!), the boundaries of the powers that were tweaked by the genetic modifications are explored, and dastardly deeds are committed. THINGS HAPPEN in this book. Alliances are forged, friendships are shattered, and people are getting knocked off left and right. Which, apparently, is a normal day in the life of Edison Group rejects.

I seriously loved going back and revisiting these characters. They leave me wanting more (in a good way) and I am SO looking forward to seeing them again in the future.

0.5. Dangerous
0.6. Hunting Kat
1. The Summoning
1.5. Divided
2. The Awakening
2.5. Disenchanted
3. The Reckoning - Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
3.5. Facing Facts
3.6. Belonging
Bonus Pack 1 (#0.5, 1.5, 2.5)
Bonus Pack 2 (#3.5, 3.6)

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  1. Your review reminds me that I need to pick up the other trilogy that follows this one.

    1. I've only read the 1st in the second trilogy. I want to get caught up with that one so I can WALLOW in the goodness of the 3rd trilogy when it comes out.