Friday, July 30, 2010

Review: The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.


The Reckoning was definitely the best book in the Darkest Powers series. It picks up right where The Awakening left off. The book is full of action, adventure, and many surprises.

My favorite parts were the parts that involved Chloe and Derek especially after they admit their feelings for each other. I find Derek to be overbearing and controlling at times, but I think he finally grows out of that in this book. As for the other characters: Simon was sweet as usual, and I found Tori to be less annoying than she is in the other books.

The Reckoning is my favorite in the series. I loved that Chloe really accepted who she is and what she can do. Instead of shying away from her necromancer powers, she embraced them and consequently grew into herself. I enjoyed how the book and trilogy ended. I thought the ending was really sweet. There were a few questions left unanswered, but I think they will be answered in Kelley Armstrong's next trilogy called The Darkness Rising trilogy, which begins with The Gathering.

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I read this whole trilogy this week and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing where the author goes with this next series. I understand that the characters here will make a reappearance later because Kelley Armstrong has big plans for all these genetically altered kids. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This series just makes me happy. It's so fun and interesting and full of action. I can't wait to read The Gathering either.