Friday, May 21, 2010

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: YA fantasy
Series: Darkest Powers #3
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 320
Source: Own purchase for Kindle

Synopsis: Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

As a fan of Armstrong’s Otherworld series and her YA series I expect a lot when I pick up a  Kelley Armstrong novel and this keenly awaited final installation in the Darkest Powers trilogy did not disappoint. The Reckoning picks up where The Awakening left off and Armstrong wastes no time amping up the pace and the suspense while still allowing the genetically altered supernatural cast of characters to grow into their powers and develop as characters.

Chloe, Derek, Simon, Tori and Liz are just as captivating in this book. As they face off against The Edison group once again, there's danger, excitement, suspense, and yes romance. The romance is believable, it's sweet and teased out and comes to a very satisfying conclusion for this reader having been “Team Derek” from book 1. This trilogy will go down as one of my favourite YA series and  I thoroughly recommend it to young adults and young at heart fans of fantasy.

Whilst The Reckoning is the final book in the trilogy according to Kelley Armstrong's website it's not the end of the series. Book 4, The Gathering, featuring new characters comes out next spring. I'm going to miss the old gang, but hopefully they're just out for a  well deserved break not on permanent hiatus.

Check out my reviews of the first two books in the trilogy


  1. Now why have I not read this series yet, I really should

  2. I love this series too! I can't wait to read more books from this author and to read this one. I can't wait! It sounds sooo good. Great review.

  3. I must bring home the first two books when I get out for the summer!! A series that sounds worth reading!!

  4. I am SO glad you enjoyed this book! This is probably my favourite YA series ever and I am very happy to read that you agree. I was also Team Derek since the first book, and thought the way it all played out was really satisfying.

    Anyhow, great review!

  5. I brought this home from RT for my daughter and she devoured it and the next two books in the series as well. I haven't seen her with her nose this deep in a book since Twilight!

  6. Well if you are recommending it, then I will def give it a try. Thanks for the review Teddy :)

  7. This sounds really good. I havent read any of these but you have really put them on my "to watch for" list :)

    Hope all is going well for you!

  8. Hi Teddyree!

    I've read The Awakening and thought it was awesome. I hope to pick up the next two books soon.

    Great review!

    (Sorry, I've been offline a lot recently. I pick up a nasty bug and then I couldn't find my blogging mojo... It seems to have evaporate... Hoping to get back to my regular blogging and hopping schedule soon.)

    Dottie :)


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