The Awakening

Description from Goodreads:

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 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 by Kelley Armstrong has 360 pages and was published in 2009 by HarperCollins.

The second installment in the Darkest Powers series is even more exciting than the first book. The Awakening continues the paranormal adventures of Chloe, Tori, Derek and Simon. It picks up where the first book left off and once again the teens find themselves fighting against the Edison Group. As they search for answers, the teens learn that not everything is as simple as it seems.

Armstrong’s writing is entertaining and vividly descriptive. The Awakening is well written and readers won’t be able to resist falling in-love with this likeable cast of characters. Armstrong does deliver a short summary of the previous book so it could be an enjoyable read even if you have not read the first one. (Although I recommend them both!)

Recommended for fans of urban fantasy.

Rating: 4 Plot Monster Spiders


Notable Quotes:

“No. Harsh truth was better than comfortable lies. It had to be.”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Awakening

“Tall, dark, and gruesome.” -Tori”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Awakening

MDW original review. Source: Library

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