Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong

Book 2

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 cynicall 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 think Chloe is insane... I have seen characters "talk" in their heads and talk through telepathic abilities (MY manuscript for one - yes, that was a plug for me) but Chloe talks back to herself. FULL ON REPLIES.

This book wasn't as strong for me. I felt it ran like a Melissa de la Cruz filler novel. I'm still fully interested and loved it but nothing really big happens. Book two's purpose was to get me from book 1 to Book 3. I can live it. I have already ordered the third one to my NOOK today.

Um so does she love Simon or Derek? I'm not sure and none of you who know should tell me.

To the point - Chloe and Derek spend a lot more time together and their bond is really growing. I think Chloe really cares for Derek's well-being. I think Derek really cares for her but I'm not sure in what way. On their way from Buffalo to NYC, the foursome gets separated. But they all meet up at Andrew's, a friend of the boys' father, and discover that the Edison Group is not far behind. Diana - they are bad guys, aren't they!? So sad.

Some quick thoughts:
Tori and Chloe are going to be friends by the end. Tori will have a complete character turn around
I want to know more about Andrew
Chloe's dad really wasn't brought up at all
Poor Aunt Lauren
I hope chloe's hair gets dyed back to blonde.


  1. Sorry to hear this one didn't go as well for you. It sounds like it has the middle book syndrome. :) Thank you!

  2. It was but I still enjoyed it.

  3. LOL I really enjoyed your review, really funny. I totally get what you mean about it being a filler novel-ingenious connection to M.d.l.C's books, I totally get that! I hadn't thought about it before but you're so right. I actually enjoyed this book more than the first, but I agree there's not too much going on. Agree about Tori, it's bound to happen. I hope her hair gets dyed back too...but having just dyed my own hair from black to blonde it ain't gonna be easy.

    I replied to your comment on my blog, if you wanna see it =] thanks for stopping by!

    The Cait Files

  4. I haven't gotten around to this series yet, but I really want to. I hate it when sequels feel like filler, though! Blech.