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Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) & Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) – Kelley Armstrong

Awakening

Synopsis:

Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying powers. Now the team that created her has decided it’s time to end the experiment. Permanently.

Now Chloe is running for her life along with a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance for freedom – but can Chloe trust her new friends?

Review (Awakening):

Contains Spoilers

This was a fantastic continuation of “Chloe’s” storyline.  The pace of the book was fast and even which made it a fantastic page turner.

I wish the love triangle resolved itself a little faster than it did, it got a little old real quick.  “Chloe” can be a little irritating at times and she never really gets comfortable with her powers.

I liked this book more than the first.  It seemed to me that the writing was a little more cohesive and intriguing.

Review (Reckoning):

Ok, let me say that I was very happy with the series up until the last 100 pages of this book.  After finishing this book I had about a scrillion questions that didn’t get answered and I went to bed pissed off.

I realize that there is another series continuing on after this one but it does not include the main characters from this series.  I know the author said that some of the questions get answered in that series but really, ONLY SOME?

I didn’t understand how you could call it a finale and leave it hanging with major questions concerning the main characters.  The author introduces new components to the plot like: other organizations, Mr. St. Cloud (the head bad guy), Chloe’s necklace changing color, ect. and none of those get answered.

It ends with “Chloe” and the boys finding their dad and holeing up in a motel hiding from the bad guys…THAT’S IT!  After all that and then it ends like it does and the author says “Chloe’s” story is over, it’s very infuriating!

I don’t know if I could recommend this to anyone because of how the story ends…it was way less than satisfying.

These books are good for teens: no sex, very little language (if any)

List of Books in Order:

The Summoning

Divided (#1.5  42 page Novella…the story filled in exactly the portion from where Derek left Chloe to when he found her again)

The Awakening

Disenchanted (#2.5  33 page Novella…The Story of Tori & Simon after Chloe gets off the bus)

The Reckoning

Belonging (#3.5  78 page Novella..takes place after Reckoning in Derek’s POV)

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2 star

Entwined With You (Crossfire #3) – Sylvia Day

Synopsis:

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession.

Review:

I was very disappointed with this installment. I am not a huge romance book person to begin with but I was intrigued after one of my friends had me read the first 2. I tend more towards supernatural, paranormal, angels, demons, ect.

I understand that the author chose to elongate the story into 5 or 6 books but doing that drug the story out and made it feel thinner and made it so that 90% of the book was filler.

I felt like the formula for this book was sex-regular life-sex-regular life, ect. and there was no build up of anything and nothing that meaningfully propelled the plot further.

I will continue the series just because I can’t start reading something only to give it up halfway through.

List of Book in Order:

Bared to You

Reflected in You

Entwined With You

Book 4 TBA

Book 5 TBA

ps i love you

2 star

P.S I Love You (Cecelia Ahern)

Keep in mind I read this book over a year ago and I tend toward sci-fi/fantasy.

I did not like this book 😦  I did read it after seeing the movie, which is one of my favorite movies so that probably biased me against the book. The movie does not follow the book WHAT SO EVER.  In the book Holly has a mother and father, 4 siblings, it’s set in Ireland, Daniel is a club owner, Jerry’s list is delivered to her all at once (no romantic deliveries).

I found the main character whiny and depressing.  It took me almost a week to get through the entire book and I only finished reading it because I have a hard time starting a book and not finishing it.

It is a slow pace book and I could not identify with any character.

I really don’t have much to say about it…it was utterly forgettable.

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*Letter from Jerry