The Awakening : Darkest Powers

  • by Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by Cassandra Morris
  • Series: Darkest Powers
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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."

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Super cute YA series!

I'm in my 30s but LOVE YA paranormal books. My 13 year old niece and I share many books, and this is a Trilogy I can't wait to share with her.
Funny and heartfelt, the characters are mostly believable and grow on you quickly.
After finishing all 3 books I will say that I was disappointed to find out that Kelley Armstrong is not writing any more of these books, as it was meant to be only a trilogy. Several story lines are all tied up sweetly, but there are several others left hanging. A few things were never explained, even though they were mentioned and hinted at several times throughout the books. Still, cute books with minimal foul language (actually I can't remember if any bad words were used!) I also don't think there was any underage drinking, any drugs, and no sex! Perfect books for the young paranormal story lovers!
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- S. Walker "Suzzzie"

Just a Bit of Fun

Okay - if you're looking for something shocking, new, utterly unique, and edgy - don't bother. This is just fun. Low on surprises or unexpected plot twists. But if you enjoyed the first book you'll like this one too. I, personally, have taking a great liking to the characters and am looking forward to the next instalment in the series. These books are escapism at it's best. A bit silly maybe, but almost more enjoyable for that.

Don't look for the raw sexuality of Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, even if these do take place in the same world. This one is for a younger audience. But she still manages to do what I feel she does best - interesting characters and a fun world. And 'good guys' who aren't necessarily nice, but are all the more interesting for it.

The reader isn't too bad. She's the same one that read the first one and when I first began listening to that one - having been given the book as a gift - I rolled my eyes and was ready to turn in off in less than five minutes, convinced I'd never be able to stand her. But I got used to her surprisingly fast and I think that she does a good job of giving character to the characters and the feel of a teenage girl to Chloe voice. So, don't be put off by her little girl quality - she does a good job and I hope they'll have her read the next one when it's out.
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- Hilary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio