The Awakening (Darkest Powers Trilogy #2)

The Awakening (Darkest Powers Trilogy #2)
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12+
Release Date
April 28, 2009
ISBN
0061662763
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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.

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It just keeps getting better!
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I got this book just a few days after I finished the first one, and immediately dove in. It is just as good as the first one, if not better! Oh, and Derek...yes!
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exciting, fast-pased fantacy that will keep u reading!
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Reader reviewed by Alexandra Ec

If you are interested in supernstural powers, then this is the book for you. It is filled with different types of characters with unique abilities, which I thought was insteresting. The plot and the story was fast-paced and exciting. Overall this was an amazing book that was worth reading.
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Reader reviewed by Nikki

This book, like the first of the series, was an amazing book. The plot of these books is so rich. There's so much detail. It's scary at some points, and I don't read horror stories, but I can't stop reading these! They're great. I picked up the books so I'd have another one to read, something to do, and I fell in love with them. The detail is great, and it's so real. Great books!
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A perfect mix
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Reader reviewed by Twlightgal5

The Awakening was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating sequel to the Summoning. Breaking free from the grasp of the Edison group, which is a group which carried out experiments on them when they were babies for the goal of benefitting the supernatural community, four teenagers find themselves confined to the streets. However, life on the run isn't as easy as it seems, and this book describes the harrowing experiences that Simon, Derek. Chloe and Tori encounted while trying hard to evade the Edison group.

The plot is full of action which kept me on the edge of my seat. The author has a way with these characters that make them real to me. I also loved the way Tori was presented in this book, showing more of her humanity while maintaining a great contrast in character to Chloe. Also, the author develops Chloe and Derek's relationship in a manner that shows the unique bond and attraction that they have and feel for each other , all without so much as a kiss or any tell tale signs of attraction in their dialogues, which is simply amazing.

If you are looking for a perfect blend of the paranormal, mystery, excitement, and intrigue, this is it. 

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Chloe's back and awakened doesn't even cover it all!
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Reader reviewed by Julie H


 Picking up in what seems like moments after the ending of Armstrong's first book The Summoning, we find Chloe Saunders and her friend Rae captured by the Edison Group, the doctors who were conducting experiments on supernatural teens at Lyle House. Surprised to find former housemate Tori there as well, (Chloe assumed she was the tattler on their original escape plan), the girls are eager to slip out of Dr. Davidoff's hands and find Simon and Derek. Davidoff plans on using them as bait to nose out the brothers, but with the help of half-demon Liz and a redeemed Aunt Lauren, Tori and Chloe escape and are reunited with Simon and Derek. The boys figure if they can reach their father's old friend, Andrew, he will provide help and answers. A bit disturbed by what they have already learned, Chloe and the others wonder how the genetic mutations done to them will manifest now that they are in their teens and their various powers are coming to light.

Because The Awakening presupposes we've read the first novel, we are spared what I felt was a lot of filler from the first novel. This is a great sequel and Armstrong has made a good transition to YA. It would probably be worthwhile to check out her adult series while waiting for the next Darkest Powers novel.

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