Monday, May 10, 2010
Review; The Reckoning
Author; Kelley Armstrong
Release Date; April 6th 2010
Now I remember why I liked this series so much. It had been over a year since I had read this series and I was a little confused at what was happening since I kind of forgot a lot of the main characters and plot lines, so if you are in the same boat I was I recommend rereading the second book in the Darkest Power Trilogy.
I really liked this book! I though the previous books were a little dull, and while I really enjoy Kelley’s writing style I find she takes up a lot of time to describe scenes that go into great detail of fighting and scenes that lead up to more exciting occurrences. I kind of get bored with plot lines that talk about the science behind the experiments and such. To me the most exciting scenes were the ones when Chloe talked/raised the dead and the scenes between her and Derek since they always manage to rub each other the wrong way.
I feel like this had everything the previous two books didn’t have that I really wanted them to! I really like Chloe as a character; she has just the right amount of strength and vulnerability and seems wiser than her fifteen years. One of the things that held me back from reading this series was the protagonist was so young, I usually like YA novels that have the protagonist from 16 and up so I don’t feel so old in comparison (haha). Some parts of this series do show Chloe’s youth but when she is placed in such a mature situation I find she does some growing up.
This book was without a doubt my favorite one in the series! She ended up who I wanted her too, there was more action (finally some werewolf scenes!) and there was also some references from here adult series, which I appreciated. If you like the first two books in the series, this is a MUST read!