"Kelley Armstrong fans would be silly not to read these three books"
Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be a normal
teenager. However she is far from normal thanks to her being
a genetically engineered necromancer. She can raise the dead
without even really trying and ghosts are drawn to her like
bees to honey. So now she is running from the evil
corporation who created her and her friends.
Her friends are as equally cursed as she is and Chloe, Tori,
Derek and Simon have been on the run for what seems like
weeks. They think they are safe right now but as things
start to unfold the four teenagers realise that all isn't
what it seems. They know that the only solution is to run
again but there is nowhere to go and nobody who can help
them. Is this the end of the line for the four?
The Reckoning is the last book in the Darkest Powers trilogy
featuring Chloe Saunders and is as brilliant as the previous
two books. Spooky, action packed and full of mystery this
series is aimed for Young Adults but any lover of Kelley's
Otherworld series will definitely want to check these three
While things get a little dangerous in this book the story
also gets tied up. Things end with no loose ends and while
the ending is no huge surprise the path that leads to it is
full of suspense. Just like any other Armstrong read The
Reckoning keeps you holding your breathe in anticipation
right till the end.
While these three books are set in the same 'Otherworld' as
Kelley's famous Women of the Otherworld series there are
only a few references made in the trilogy to the other
characters in that series. However I think it would be nice
to have Chloe and her friends pop up in one of the future
'Otherworld' books. Also I have to say that it is a shame
that this was only a trilogy. Kelley could have kept this
going for a few more books and I am slightly disappointed
that it is over.
Any Kelley Armstrong fans would be silly not to read these
three books. The style and attitude mirrors that of her
famous Elena and the plot is just as wonderfully detailed
and full of depth as her previous works. Also anyone looking
for a nice Young Adult series for those teenagers you know
can not go wrong with this trilogy. The sexual content is
practically zilch and the violence isn't too hard.
A big thumbs up for this book and the previous two. I just
wish it wasn't the end.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 6, 2010