REVIEW: THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong

THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)


    THE RECKONING has a been a long awaited sequel for me. I could not wait to see how things would progress, what would happen next and I was entertained. The action and nail biting suspense had me as it's prisoned audience.

    Kelley Armstrong has created a world with the Darkest Powers trilogy that I thoroughly enjoy. The story concept is wicked good with characters that I have grown to love.

    As THE RECKONING begins we find Chloe and her gang of genetically altered teens in a safe house, brought there by their rescuers, but are they really safe? Derek has his suspicions but Chloe and the rest want to believe in those that rescued them. As they are questioned about their respective skills it is Chloe's necromancer talents that seem to cause the most concern and she will have to fight for her very life when she encounters a member of the undead that is pure evil. If that isn't enough for Chloe she has to also navigate feelings between Derek and Simon, find a way to save her aunt Lauren and Rae and find a way to stop the Edison Corporation from killing her and her supernatural friends.

    As the final book to this series I was pleased with how things got wrapped up, but did not care for the ending. It was left too open for me and from my recent discovery it seems as if there is going to be a fourth book in the same world so I will have to wait and see. I did enjoy the nail biting moments of which there are many, those are the moments when Kelley Armstrong really shines. There were times when I would could actually feel the hair raise on my neck and I would look over my shoulder just to be safe...wicked cool. I love when a book can do that. The only other issue I had was repeat of I like you/I don't like you moments between Chloe and certain character that tried to build romantic tension in the story. I am all for romance but could have missed a few of those encounters.

    THE RECKONING is a good solid read filled with some of the best suspensefully scary moments around and if your a fan of The Darkest Powers trilogy you cannot miss reading this novel.

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    5 comments on "REVIEW: THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong"

    Faye wrote: March 28, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    awesome review! i bought the 1st on in the series. I better get 2 read it

    pirate penguin wrote: April 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    I loved the action but I felt the same way about the ending... too open-ended for my taste! I hope the author revisits the characters in a future novel though. I would love to know how they ended up...

    Wrighty wrote: April 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    This sounds like a great finish to the series! I read the first two so I'm going to have to read this one ASAP! Awesome review!!

    Rhiannon wrote: June 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    I was completley blindsided by the whole continuation thing. Spent the last 20 pages think, ahhhhh, this can't possibly get wrapped up. And flipping forward to calculate how many pages were left. But I did really enjoy the series. I've linked to your review here:
    on my review of the same.

    grace crawford wrote: May 22, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    I just had to add that I too thought this was a wonderful book. While I am an adult, and this isn't my normal fare, I can't wait for the next to come out in this fantastic series. Indeed, while I checked this out of the library, I will definitely be buying and adding it to my collection. Even better than Armstrong's adult books!
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