The Awakening

The Awakening : Book 2 of the Darkest Powers Series

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Chloe Saunders used to be a normal teenage girl - or so she thought. Then she learned the shocking truth - she is a walking science experiment. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister group of scientists known as the Edison Group, Chloe is an aberration - a powerful necromancer who can see ghosts and even raise the dead, often with terrifying consequences. Even worse, her growing powers have made her a threat to the surviving members of the Edison Group, who have decided it's time to end their experiment - permanently . . .

Now Chloe is running for her life with three other supernatural teenagers - 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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 162 x 183 x 25mm | 196g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 9781841497112
  • 31,818

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A page-turner. Readers will anticipate the book to follow. VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES
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A page-turner. Readers will anticipate the book to follow. -- VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES Armstrong has some fun toying with supernatural teen thriller conventions, and the taut pacing should please fans of the exploding genre. -- ALA BOOKLIST Action, danger, supernatural secrets, and a hint of romance --.Armstrong's world is one in which trusting the wrong person can have dire consequences. -- Melissa Mar, author of WICKED LOVELY Suspenseful, well-written and engaging. -- VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES ..splendidly haunting, with hair-raising suspense, disturbing effects, and a running undercurrent of unease. -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTRE FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
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About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong is married with two children. She lives in Ontario.
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115,876 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (37,564)
3 18% (20,558)
2 4% (4,941)
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This is the second in the series of the Dark Powers Trilogy. At the beginning, we see Chloe held prisoner at the headquarters of the Edison Group, having been betrayed by Rae and returning to her aunt Lauren who is part of the group. A group who experiment on Supernaturals. While there, Chloe discovers that herself and her friends from Lyle House have been experimented on by them and are now being monitored to see if they are a success or a failure and that three of them have already been murdered for being failures, including Liz, her room mate from Lyle House. With the help of Tori and Liz's ghost, Chloe manages to escape, with a little help also given by her aunt Lauren who has realised what she was doing was wrong. She gives Chloe a letter explaining everything and telling her about her mother. Chloe and Tori head to the rendezvous point and meet up with Derek and Simon who have had no luck in finding any information about their dad. They decide to go to their dads friend Andrew who they hope will be able to help them. This book was riveting and fast paced. I read it in one day. There was lots of action and adventure and a hint of what might become a romance. Derek's character really grew and for me, he became a really likeable character. All of the characters are well defined and believable. Chloe's character also grew here and she became a lot stronger as she worked to learn how to control her necromancy. This was a really great read. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the YA paranormal/science fiction genreshow more
by Suzanne Finnegan
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