Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong

Pages: 360, paperback
Publisher: Harper Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pub. Date: May 2009

Overall Rating: .5
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.

The Awakening took me by surprise it was action-packed, suspenseful, and an extraordinary YA book. Having previously loved The Summoning, I had high expectations, some were met most weren't.

Chloe has dark powers, she can see ghost. Upon discovering her dark powers, she is sent to the Lyle House, a rehabilitation facility for mentally acclaimed teens. There she meets Tori, Rae, Derek, Simon all with supernatural powers like Chloe. Together they escaped the Lyle House. But, unfortunately were captured by the Edison Group in The Awakening. There the action begins.....

In the Awakening, there was elements of mystery, paranormal activity, and romance. Everything about The Awakening was new, fresh, and original unfortunately most of it didn't impress me. Although, almost everything was great, I flied through pages. I wasn't too interested, but rather entertained.

Who doesn't want to read about kids with supernatural powers? I know I do, and that's just what Armstrong gives us. All the characters were developed, I liked Tori the most. I didn't like like how Chloe was desperate to get Simon or Derek. I felt that the romance love triangle was too much, it wasn't that amazing. It felt like extra.

The story is delivered well, I recommend it to everyone. There's millions of people out there raving about this. I may not be too trilled about it, but I am satisfied with it. I'll have to wait and see what happens next in The Reckoning. Believe me. it sounds sooo much more exciting than this one.

Plot: (8/10)
Characters: (7/10)
Ending: (7/10)
Enjoyment: (8/10)
Cover: (8/10)
Overall: 38/50 = 76% = C+

Alright, good enough for the book.

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Amber Skye said...

I'm sorry to see that you didn't like this one that much. It is one of my favorites, but to each his own. The Reckoning was my favorite out of the whole series :)

BookFanatic said...

Sad to hear you didn't enjoy this one. I've been hearing great things about it. Maybe you'll enjoy The Reckoning more! =)