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Read "The Awakening" by Kelley Armstrong available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. If you had met me a. Share This Title: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong. On Sale: 04/28/ To read e-books on the BookShout App, download it on: iPhone/iPad · Android. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 9 Up—When Chloe Saunders escapes The Awakening (Darkest Powers, Book 2) by [Armstrong, Kelley]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading.
Not available in stores about Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy is collected here for the first time! The Summoning: Chloe is locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. There is definitely more to Chloe's housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to her to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House. The Awakening: Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment--not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group.
Will I read this again in the future? Rating - 2. View all 3 comments. Jul 10, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: The Awakening is even more enticing and action packed than its prequel. While the setting shifts, it is no less menacing as Chloe and the gang face a grim and tretcherous life on the streets. Tension is heightened by the added appeal of a perfectly sinister and powerful enemy and the suspense of unknown supernatural powers.
Armstrong's teen characters are smart and resourceful, and each obstacle thrown their way requires them to use every bit of caution, wits, and intelligence they possess. Arms The Awakening is even more enticing and action packed than its prequel. Armstrong focuses a little more on the technical aspects of the teens' powers and abilities, especially as Derek and Chloe explore their capabilities and restraints.
Their difficulties and the tension that they face help them grow as characters and make them more appealing. My crush on Derek has increased ten fold. The Awakening is a dark, gripping, and highly suspenseful read will have readers staying up to all hours of the night and leave them desperate for the next installment!
Aug 10, Arlene rated it it was ok Shelves: Alas, this is where Chloe Saunders and I must part ways. As with the first book, I just couldn't stop myself from wanting to call it quits after about half of the book.
There's just something about the storyline and this little necromancer that doesn't seem to captivate me despite how much I love a great paranorm. Now, I'm actually apologizing upfront for my rant that is about to unfold, but it's only because my fellow group of trusted readers loved this book and I couldn't… I just couldn't… I t Alas, this is where Chloe Saunders and I must part ways.
Now, I'm actually apologizing upfront for my rant that is about to unfold, but it's only because my fellow group of trusted readers loved this book and I couldn't… I just couldn't… I tried… but it didn't happen. Okay, so I understand the whole concept of a demi-gods - when a god procreates with a human and vio-la! You get a demi-god. Okay, that I can handle and actually it's rather fascinating and worthy of my time and attention. But get this, according to Armstrong, you get a demi-demon by mutating the genetic make-up of a demon and as a result you get a human with less subtle demon powers and the added benefit of an attitude problem and anger management issues.
I guess there is no benefit. Either way it's laughable at best. Okay so these mutations are conducted by The Edison Company.
Where do they get the name you ask?
Again… get this… this group of twisted scientists are named after Thomas Edison who not only invented some sound devices such as the phonograph, motion picture camera and the crafty little light bulb, but what I bet you didn't know is that he attempted to invent a device intended to contact the dead. Okay, I ask… did I read that right? I think our history books are in need of a revision. So, this worthy set of scientists run their experiments and when the study goes array, they dispose of the subjects.
Not so much of a problem if they were lab rats or guinea pigs Well for animal humane societies, it might be an issue and nothing against rats or guineas but unfortunately their subjects are TEENAGERS!
So yes, they dispose of teenagers when their experiments fail. That's eff'ed up to say the least. Now on to the characters. There is not a one that I liked. And she really needs to learn how to hold onto a knife!
It's actually rather irritating. A smarter maybe more conniving Chloe would have been fun to read about. Double up… Ugh. Yes, I still have that song in my head. Simon and Derek… ohhhh Simon and Derek…. What's to like about these two characters? One suffers from a puberty smack down and a bad case of body odor. Now, I understand Derek can't help his acne and BO, but if Armstrong was going to emphasize his insignificant flaws notice my emphasis on insignificant , give him some character elements worthy of applause.
But no, you have Simon that is simply his brother's shadow and Derek who's either brooding all the time or losing his temper. Oh that's right, his genetic makeup was altered so he can't help being in a constant state of anger.
For most of the book, they spend hiding out in warehouses, catching buses, eating junk food and fighting off bats, ghouls, and wolves. Sounds like a fun adventure, right?
But nope, I lost interest early on and never really found myself drawn back into the story. I guess this is just the rare occasion where the paranorm element wasn't enough to take me on a fictional adventure.
Sorry, but that's just where it stood. Review Edit: I cleared Simon up of his acne that never existed. View all 23 comments. Jan 25, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: I remember finishing the The Summoning, the prequel to The Awakening, last summer and thinking, " I doubt Kelley will be able to top this.
In The Awakening more action and intense drama occurs. As well as major character development. Since, Tori, Chloe, Derek, and Simon's powers began to involve steadily in the book. Also, there was more information told and found out about the Edison Group and werewolves which was fascinating I remember finishing the The Summoning, the prequel to The Awakening, last summer and thinking, " I doubt Kelley will be able to top this.
Also, there was more information told and found out about the Edison Group and werewolves which was fascinating in any case. Derek and Chloe? Yep, their relationship defiantly grew throughout The Awakening and made it one of my favorite parts. I swear I will scream if they don't get together by the end of this series. Since, they are so cute with their bickering and how they always protect each other.
Overall, The Awakening will have any fan of the Darkest Powers Trilogy begging for a sequel by the end. I look forward to reading the next book, tremendously. I wish Spring would come faster. Probably not quite 4 stars but The pacing could be better meaning I wouldn't complain if things moved along somewhat and the relationships could be clearer but overall it's a pleasant experience and I'm eager to read the final book.
View all 5 comments. Feb 11, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chloe Saunders is back in the second book of the Darkest Powers series. If you haven't read The Summoning yet read it before reading this review. At the end of the first book Chloe and Rae go to Chloe's Aunt Lauren for help, not knowing that she is working for the very group that they are trying to escape from. As a result, Chloe and Rae end up locked in a high security warehouse that houses the Edison Groups many experiments.
Luckily, Derek and Simon are still on the run and on the loo Chloe Saunders is back in the second book of the Darkest Powers series. Luckily, Derek and Simon are still on the run and on the lookout for Chloe and Rae. After encountering ghosts of some of the former Lyle House occupants Chloe decides to take matters into her own hands and figure out a way to escape, this time for good. With the help of Liz's ghost and a trapped demi-demon Chloe manages to find more information about the Edison group and how she can possibly escape from them.
Once away from the Edison group Chloe is forced to face the reality of living on the run with nowhere and nobody to turn to other than Tori, Derek, and Simon. Will Chloe and the others be able to outrun the Edison group or will their luck finally run out?
Will Chloe ever figure out what her true feelings are for Derek and Simon? The Darkest Powers series is full of paranormal happenings, betrayal, and budding romance. I highly recommend this series for any fans of the Twilight series. Definitely not the same story line but just as good. View 1 comment. That was kind of underwhelming.. The Awakening definitely left me wanting more.
I just feel like it was missing so much which is a shock to me because these book are huge. Chloe was so annoying in this book.
I wanted to stab my eyes so I didn't have to see her trying to flirt with everyone and anyone that walked. I honestly gave zero fucks about her until she found out she was apart of a experimental group thing. Honestly, I only cared a little bit - I mostly just wanted the book to be over.. Back to Chloe. She constantly made terrible, silly, and super stupid decision throughout the whole book.
My eyes hurt from all the rolling I've done today. Derek was interesting because he called her out on her shit.. Overall, I wanted this book to end. I wanted it to be either shorter and suck.. I got neither. I'm just disappointed in this book and I pray that the next one is a lot better. Feb 29, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: I'm just confused as to why these books are so long! If I thought this would be an improvement on the first, it's not. This time there's no plot or climax whatsoever.
It's about four supernatural teenagers on the run from an experimental group that was holding them hostage in the first book. Most of the second book is filler - the kids bickering, traveling to the next city by bus, losing each other and finding each other again, and subtle flirtation between Chloe the most boring person that eve I'm just confused as to why these books are so long!
Most of the second book is filler - the kids bickering, traveling to the next city by bus, losing each other and finding each other again, and subtle flirtation between Chloe the most boring person that ever had the ability to raise the dead and her two male comrades.
The only part that adds to the storyline is when Chloe finds out that she and the other kids are part of a big supernatural experiment that could end fatally for them. Chloe spends the whole book making silly decisions based on what she thinks the others want from her.
She's a serious Mary-Sue, damsel in distress type. She's not actually unlikeable because she's so nice, but she's totally useless and dull, and the boys spend the whole book falling all over themselves to try and protect her from all her stupid actions. Derek at least gets angry with her while Simon just defends everything she does and is constantly squeezing her hand and giving her reassuring looks which she desperately needs.
The only person who makes any sense is Tori. She's super high maintenance and funny because she's always pointing how stupid everyone is being. Somehow I still feel that I will end up reading the last book. Despite their length, these books are still really easy to read and engaging enough to get through quickly. I mainly just want to see where they end up and who makes out with who. However, Armstrong really would have just been better off writing one decent book instead of breaking it up into three really sub par parts.
Mar 01, Leah: Delivered in her trademark style, Kelley creates a world within our own where supernatural teens are nothing but science projects to be shown and used then tossed away--sometimes even killed. Chloe's character becomes even clearer in this novel then the one preceding it, and boy is being in her head interesting. She is struggling to understand how strong she is, and is no where near the point where she can control her powers.
Despite her interest in her powers, Chloe would much rather be normal a Delivered in her trademark style, Kelley creates a world within our own where supernatural teens are nothing but science projects to be shown and used then tossed away--sometimes even killed.
Despite her interest in her powers, Chloe would much rather be normal again--what ever that means, as she no longer knows herself. Although with too little romance for my taste, The Awakening is an even better read than The Summoning. There is never a slow moment in their journey or a false line in Kelley's writing. The Awakening is a perfect edge-of-your seat read with plenty of surprises. Not only is this a great YA read, but it also is fitting for adults as well.
Kelley has created a gritty, realistic world, one that Horror, Sci-fi, and Paranormal readers will love. An amazing novel! I want the next installment now! This is so good The second part in the "Darkest Powers Trilogy" is basically a road movie. A diverse bunch of naturally supernatural - and genetically altered - kids are running for their lives, because the adults whose guinea-pigs they are, decided to end the experiment and terminate the subjects.
The book starts in the middle of the attempted flight and ends with the - temporary - end of it. But, wow what a roller coaster! Although there is danger after danger, g This is so good Although there is danger after danger, ghost after zombie after spell duel, the story remains believable and the characters real: Bickering, bratty witch Tori, puberty-hit werewolf Derek with acne, anger-issues, wolfish stink, excruciatingly painful and puke-enhanced half-transformations , brave, unsure and compassionate necromancer Chloe and Simon, a diabetic womanizing sorcerer.
I especially like the non-perfectness of everybody. For example, although the kids decide to call a truce and stop bitching against each other, Tori fails to keep her tongue in check. Although Chloe starts to like Derek more and more for himself as the story progresses and to appreciate her ability to talk freely of her anxieties to him, she still notices his flaws in appearance and is flattered by beautiful Simon's attentive flirtation.
Kelley Armstrong really did a wonderful thing, when she decided to go for young adult fiction. I can't wait to read "The Reckoning" next year. Jun 21, K. Does this book end on a monumentally annoying cliffhanger? Yuh huh. Do I still really enjoy the characters and the world and getting to see Chloe struggle through using her powers? The story is pretty fast paced, and the addition of the mutts definitely adds something for readers of the Women of the Otherworld series.
I read this in about three hours this afternoon. While I find it slightly hard to believe that Chloe would be able to deal with running away as well as she does, it's kind of exciting to discover the extent of her powers. Jun 30, Mary-ellen rated it liked it. Again, an okay read, and I certainly sped through the pages, but I wanted so much more from these characters - they lacked complexity.
It all seems a little too nice and easy, considering the life and death consequences. A bit more Nurse Ratched-like behaviour from the staff holding them captive would have improved this enormously. I felt like there were key plot elements being recycled. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.
Book 1 focused more on world-building while as this one was all about the action; the kids are still on the run from the Edison Group, Souza had his first encounter with werewolves and it did NOT go well, and living on the streets comes with its own set of challenges as well. Anyway, another quick and satisfying listen from Armstrong. However, as the story progressed and the heroine evolved, the child-like tone would have benefited from a slight adjustment. These books give me so many feelings.
Derek and Chloe give me so many feelings.
The Awakening. The Reckoning. The Calling.
The Rising. Dangerous is about how Derek and Simon became residents of Lyle House. The Eternal Kiss ,  narrator: Kat is about Katiana.
She is from another Edison Group experiment, the Valhalla Project. Divided is about what took place when Derek and Simon were separated from Chloe. Disenchanted is about what took place when Tori and Simon were separated from Chloe and Derek. This story is about Dereks family coming back and claiming him. Or a coven of caped witches casting deadly spells by moonlight. Or a grotesque wolf-beast ripping through flesh that once was human.
All that good gothic stuff.
And what will they find? Blue-jean-wearing vampires strolling the city streets at high noon.
A coven of witches casting healing spells in a community center. A werewolf ripping her way through a stack of pancakes and ham. I wanted to make these creatures exist in our world. I started with werewolves, which have always held a special place in my imagination. I created a subculture of werewolves who lived in a pack, with an Alpha, and who changed into actual wolves.