Monday, May 24, 2010

The Ninja Reviews. . .The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for those who have not read the first two books in the trilogy!!! Read at your own risk!

In the final installment of the Darkest Powers trilogy, Chloe Saunders has survived virtually every horror you can imagine in just a few weeks. Her powers are nearly out of control and other supernaturals look at her like she's a freak. Derek is closer to the Change and despite her feelings for Simon, Chloe needs to be there for Derek. She's pretty sure she trusts Tori, but she may be the only one. She may never see her aunt or her father again. Oh, and lots of people want her dead.

I won't go too much into the plot because the story moves along fast and I would easily give too much away. However, I can guarantee that it is a fast read (I stayed up until 4 a.m. one night to finish it!) and that Ms. Armstrong certainly doesn't disappoint. Chloe has grown up a lot and continues to grow in this book. She begins to stand up for herself, which is a good thing when people want you dead and you're always concerned with being nice and not hurting other people's feelings.

There is a lot of action, too, including some cool shape-shifting scenes and one super creepy cemetery scene. And the obvious love triangle between Chloe, Simon, and Derek? Well let me just say that the tension was incredible and I was very pleased with the outcome.

It looks like Ms. Armstrong will publish another trilogy in this same world but following different characters. You can read about it at Just Blinded Book Reviews.

If you love The Darkest Powers trilogy, try one of these:

Night World bk. 1
by L.J.Smith

by Lauren Kate

The Morganville Vampires
by Rachel Caine

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