Header Menu

Sunday, April 18, 2010

50) The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be a normal teenager. However she is far from normal thanks to her being a genetically engineered necromancer. She can raise the dead without even really trying and ghosts are drawn to her like bees to honey. So now she is running from the evil corporation who created her and her friends.

Her friends are as equally cursed as she is and Chloe, Tori, Derek and Simon have been on the run for what seems like weeks. They think they are safe right now but as things start to unfold the four teenagers realise that all isn't what it seems. They know that the only solution is to run again but there is nowhere to go and nobody who can help them. Is this the end of the line for the four?

The Reckoning is the last book in the Darkest Powers trilogy featuring Chloe Saunders and is as brilliant as the previous two books. Spooky, action packed and full of mystery this series is aimed for Young Adults but any lover of Kelley's Otherworld series will definitely want to check these three books out.

While things get a little dangerous in this book the story also gets tied up. Things end with no loose ends and while the ending is no huge surprise the path that leads to it is full of suspense. Just like any other Armstrong read The Reckoning keeps you holding your breathe in anticipation right till the end.

While these three books are set in the same 'Otherworld' as Kelley's famous Women of the Otherworld series there are only a few references made in the trilogy to the other characters in that series. However I think it would be nice to have Chloe and her friends pop up in one of the future 'Otherworld' books. Also I have to say that it is a shame that this was only a trilogy. Kelley could have kept this going for a few more books and I am slightly disappointed that it is over.

Any Kelley Armstrong fans would be silly not to read these three books. The style and attitude mirrors that of her famous Elena and the plot is just as wonderfully detailed and full of depth as her previous works. Also anyone looking for a nice Young Adult series for those teenagers you know can not go wrong with this trilogy. The sexual content is practically zilch and the violence isn't too hard.

A big thumbs up for this book and the previous two. I just wish it wasn't the end.

No comments: