The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

The Awakening2Title: The Awakening

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Horror/Paranormal

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 357

Rating: 4.5 stars

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.

I didn’t think it was possible, but The Awakening was even better than The Summoning. The action in the book started much quicker – instead of having to introduce the situation, it was easier for the story to just jump into the exciting action. This book was a little shorter, and I read it in even less time: I finished it in about eight hours, & this included a break for dinner, homework, and relaxing & doing nothing. I was very interested in this story, with the discovery of the group behind everything, & the little mystery behind it all: the search for Derek & Simon’s father.
I don’t want to say too much, in case I might accidentally mention something big, but I would definitely recommend this as a great read, especially if you liked the first book. There’s still some parts that are a little too descriptive of gruesome things (i.e. dead things), but nothing worse than the first book, & it never drags the descriptions out too much. So, as long as your stomach isn’t too weak, this would be a great thing to read!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


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