Friday, August 24, 2012

The Darkest Powers series review

 The Darkest Powers Trilogy
By Kelly Armstrong

Book one The Summoning
 My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all strated on the say that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked
up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? it's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House...before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

 Book two The Awakening
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. I’m a living science experiment — not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization call 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 chaming 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

  Book Three The Reckoning

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

 About the Author
Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.
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 My Reviews
The Summoning:
This book is so good! I was only a hundred  pages in when I jumped on line to order the next two books in the series. The characters are great and I love the story line.

Cloe is a girl interrupted sent to a half way house for teens with mental illness. Thinking she can converse with ghosts she finds out she's schizophrenic, or is she? She becomes friends with Rea, Simmon, Derick and Liz. All wonderfully written characters even mean girl Tori is a character with a sympathetic side. When Cloe starts figuring out who and what she really is she finds she's not alone. With her friends at her side they decide to take their fate in there own hands. Thank goosness she has friends on her side because people she thought she could trust start to betray her.

 I loved the flow of this book and I am going to be stalking my mail man for the next week for the next books in this series.

The Awakening:

Thankfully my mail man got my books here in a timely manner so I didn't have to wait long.

The Awakening starts right where The Summoning leaves off which I love. When I have all of the books I like it when it's a seamless transition from one book to the next. In this book Chloe along with her kinda friend Tori have to escape from the Edison group and join Simon and Derek on the run. Where the last book was Cloe realizing what she was and being trapped in a house trying to figure out what to do about it, this book is her life on the run with her friends. Well I won't give too much away but I will say NOTHING goes their way.

Cloe and Derek get separated from their group and find themselves not only running for their lives but fighting for their lives on their way to catch up to Simon and Tori. I'm a little glad for that It gave Cloe and myself time to get to know the sullen and brooding werewolf. 

This book has a nice flow to the story with lots of action as well as nicely placed unspoken tenderness. I am still really loving the series and can't wait to hit the save button on this so I can start The Reckoning.
The   Reckoning:

Ok so here's where a series review gets tricky. I don't want to give away too much about the last book. So won't spoil the series for other readers so I'll try to generalize my review as much as possible.

Their adventures on the run continue to be one set back after another. Every time they start feeling safe they find that their not. Every time they think they can trust someone they are betrayed. Cloe does make a couple of allies that she didn't think were trust worthy only to find out that it's true what they say about the enemy of your enemy.

There's also a "family" twist you don't see coming that made me say "hmm I can see that"
  Their is sort of a love triangle and I have to say that I'm happy about where it ended and that in the end there were no hard feelings.

My final thoughts are: Its a great trilogy that I'm hoping will either turn into more or at least have a spin off series. I am not done with these characters and I WANT MORE! 


There will be two winners:
The first will receive a signed copy of The Reckoning (from Kelly)
The  second  will receive an ecopy of The Summoning
All you have to do is follow the directions in the rafflecopter below.


  1. OMG, I totally love this series!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! :D

  2. I haven't yet read this series but definitely on the TBR list! Thanks for the reviews/giveaway!!!

  3. OK I can TOTALLY see me loving this series! Thank you for another great review!!!