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"It is perfect and I can't wait for more"

Every teenage girl would like to be special and different but for Chloe Saunders it is a reality. She is a walking science experiment who was genetically altered at birth. Now she is being held by the Edison group and she doesn't want to stay around long enough to find out what they want to do with her. Especially now that her powers are starting to grow.

You see Chloe is a powerful necromancer. She has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts and can also raise the dead. Her powers need to be trained but right now all she needs is freedom. So Chloe finds herself running for her life with three other supernatural teenagers she has met along the way. It isn't easy travelling with the sorcerer, witch and werewolf, but they need each other if they are going to survive. Hopefully Chloe can trust them and maybe together they can come up with a plan to save them from the Edison Group forever.

I love Kelley Armstrong's books and this one is no exception. This young adult version of her Women of the Otherworld series is just perfect. If you love Elena and Clay then you will adore Chloe and her friends. Set in the same world with the same rules I keep wanting to shout out 'Go to Jeremy he will help' or 'Try and find Paige'. Of course I am not sure if these youngsters will ever meet with their fellow older Otherworld characters. That could be interesting...

All in all this was brilliant. What else can you say about something so well written and action packed. If you love the paranormal genre and/or have visited the Otherworld before, then this is a must read. Sure this is Young Adult but it isn't that young and it isn't that old either. It is perfect and I can't wait for more.

This is book two in the Darkest Powers trilogy. I didn't realise it was a trilogy until reading this book and thought it would be an on going series. However knowing that only one more book is coming actually sounds good. I just hope there won't be a long wait for the final part!

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted June 6, 2009

SUMMARY

Book II in the Darkest Powers trilogy takes us deeper into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the everyday with riveting effect.

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 Im 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 group of people who call themselves The Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, Im 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.

Im 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 gain our freedom back before The Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

 

The Awakening
(Darkest Powers: Book 2)
by Kelley Armstrong

HarperCollins
April 1, 2009
Available: April 28, 2009
ISBN #0061662763
EAN #9780061662768
400 pages
Hardcover
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Other Books by
Kelley Armstrong

Spell Bound
The Gathering
Counterfeit Magic
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
Kisses from Hell
Waking the Witch
The Reckoning
Tales of the Otherworld
The Reckoning
Angelic
Frostbitten
The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
A Fantasy Medley
Made to Be Broken
Men of the Otherworld
Living with the Dead
Blood Lite
The Summoning
Personal Demon
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Many Bloody Returns
No Humans Involved
Broken
Dates From Hell
Haunted
Industrial Magic
Dime Store Magic
Stolen
Bitten
Bitten


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