September 2017 Reviews

The Reckoning

Description from Goodreads:

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.


The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong has 391 pages and was published in 2010 by Orbit.

The Reckoning is the last in the Darkest Powers books. This book has suspense, romance, humor. It is a fun read although not terribly complex. With that being said, there are a few surprising plot twists.

In the latest tale, Chloe finds herself fighting against the Edison Group while trying to come to grips with her feelings for Simon and Derek. The characters are interesting with distinct personality traits. The romance, while not over-the-top, is enjoyable and suitably appropriate for the audience. It isn’t filled with a lot of angst and moping about (even considering the love triangle) which is a refreshing change for a ya novel.

This is the perfect read for a lazy Sunday; not overly complicated yet entertaining. The ending wraps up the series well and still leaves the reader wanting more.

Looking forward to reading the next series by Armstrong.

Notable Quotes:

“You know children, always playing with the forces of darkness.”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Reckoning

“I screwed up. Again. You’re shocked, I’m sure.”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Reckoning

Rated: 3 Plot Monster Spiders


MDW original review. Source: Library


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