13 August 2010

THE RECKONING: Darkest Powers Book 3 - Kelley Armstrong, narr Cassandra Morris

From the back of the BOCD: Cursed with the ability to raise the dead, 15-year-old Chloe Saunders inspires fear and awe in everyone she meets. A normal life is all she wants, but that simply is not possible.
With her friends--Tori the witch, Derek the werewolf, and Simon the warlock---in tow, Chloe is on the run from the treacherous Edison Group. Years before, the unscrupulous corporation genetically engineered the teens, giving them incredible powers. But resistance to their experiments is growing, and their secrets are coming into the light. Now armed with new information and new allies, Chloe and her ragtag band are set to take the fight directly to the Edison Group's door. Their mission is threatened, however, when a teenage love triangle begins to form.
A #1 New York Times best-selling author, Kelley Armstrong concludes her Darkest Powers trilogy with this third installment. Narrator Cassandra Morris voices all the adventure and angst with verve and passion.
I started this series with the second book,THE AWAKENING. Got confused, but enjoyed the story. Listened to the first one, THE SUMMONING, refreshed and ready for this--the third (and best) one.
Each of the teens, especially Chloe, are getting more assured in their abilities and powers, much to the dismay of the people who take them in to shelter them from the Edison Group. Derek is having issues with being a werewolf, but dealing with them as best he can with Chloe's help. Simon is bummin' about his slowly coming along magical powers while Tori's are smokin' right along.
What I really like about this series is how it shows the growing pains of being a teen as well as being a teen with uber abilities. Each has to mature emotionally as well become stronger in personality and powers.
The blurb above from the back of the BOCD states that this is the last of the trilogy, but I looked it up on fantasticfiction for Kelley Armstrong and it posts that there is one more, THE GATHERING, coming out next year. I really hope so.
Five growing powers beans.....

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