Thursday, 10 June 2010

TEEN: The Reckoning - Kelley Armstrong


The nail-biting climax to Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them. As if that's not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf...Definitely not normal.


As a huge fan of Kelley’s writing I really did have to own this title as soon as I could. What was perhaps harder was waiting to read this title as I wanted to reread the previous offerings in the series to refresh not only my memory but to build the tension and pleasure of the first read.

Not only does the tale carry on from where the previous have left off but the characters do continue to grow as does their friendships. Its unique, its positive and when you add an authors experience into the story arc delivers something that is immensely satisfying for the reader. Add some scary moments, some Saturday Morning cliff hangers and top it off with some great dialogue and you have a title that will enthuse readers the world over.

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