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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Review- The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong 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 I'm 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 sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm 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. Now I'm 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 before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.
I was so excited to get this book, as I absolutely loved the first, though was very angry when I saw how big of a cliffhanger there was. This one had a cliffhanger too, but not as big as the one in the first book. I always fly through these books so quickly, which is a good thing and a bad thing. It's good because I have so many other books to read, but bad because I may not necessarily get to enjoy the story as much. I loved reading about Chloe and her friends' adventures as they escaped from the Edison Group. What I also liked was how Chloe thought about everything in movie style, like "If this were a movie, this would happen now.". It was a really interesting way of conveying her love for film and directing. There were also tons of twists and turns, just like the first book. It's just one big adventure from beginning to end. I can't wait for the final book!
The Awakening is available in stores now, or you can click on the title above to order from Amazon!
Side note: I can't wait to meet Kelley next month when she signs in Richmond, VA with Melissa Marr! :)
I'm a 30 year old male who started a book blog over on Myspace back in June 2007. I have since moved completely to Blogspot as of July 2009- feel free to follow me on here! I mainly review YA books, but will also do the occasional MG or adult title, as well as interview authors and sometimes have them guest blog.