Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Review- The Awakening

(From Goodreads) If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.
Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.
I read the first book a couple months ago and I thought it was pretty good. Now as for this one, it was still good but the thing that still bugged me the most was the characters.

I thought that the plot was good. It was interesting to see where they went and how their powers would affect them and others. Would they get captured? Would anyone else they're close to get hurt?

As for the characters, I thought that Chloe was a better character this time although I thought that she was still really stubborn. I thought that she could have been less of a damsel in distress all the time and have Derek come and save her. I liked Liz still although she too was really stubborn. I was surprised by Rae's betrayal and I didn't like her much anymore but I still felt sorry for her. I still didn't like Tory but I loved Chloe's aunt and seeing how she changed and stuff. I still don't know how I feel about Chloe's dad though. 
I didn't like Derek in this book. In fact, I've never really liked him in the first place. 

I liked to see how they moved around a lot and how they evaded their capture. I thought the ghosts Chole kept seeing were interesting. I didn't like the parts with the dead body in the storehouse, the bats, and the girl's murder. Those creeped me out. 

Also, I liked finding out the part about where they were genetically mutated, that was interesting. But I feel like that's a plot idea that's been done one too many times. Human-experiment goes wrong, or before experiment/just after experiment, so and so escapes and now must find safety and run away from the group before they catch them...blah, blah, blah. 

It was interesting. I don't think I'll read the next one. As good as it was, I just wasn't all that impressed. 

On Goodreads: The Awakening
WebsiteKelley Armstrong


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