The Awakening  - Kelley Armstrong
Reading book 1 in this trilogy, THE SUMMONING, is recommended before reading THE AWAKENING.

Chloe Saunders can see ghosts. She can also raise the dead - mostly without meaning to. After being sent to Lyle House because her dad thought she was unstable (see THE SUMMONING), she found out that it was just a front for the Edison Group - a corporation that studies paranormal activity. Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Rae escape in hopes of finding Derek and Simon’s dad and putting a stop to the Edison Group’s evil plans. Freedom doesn’t last long though. Chloe is captured and forced to reveal the location of Simon and Derek when THE AWAKENING begins.

After regaining her freedom and being reunited with her friends, Chloe begins to learn more about her powers while staying one step ahead of the Edison Group. Simon, Derek, and Chloe learn some very disturbing information about their genetic makeup and struggle to come up with a plan to bring down the people responsible. In addition to the struggles she is already dealing with, Chloe is faced with a massive betrayal.

With the help of an unexpected ally, Chloe and her friends move one step closer to taking down the Edison group. She realizes there is no way she will ever be able to return to her old life and that she is going to have to find a way to make this new one work. Chloe’s relationship with Derek becomes stronger, but it is still unclear what is going on with her and Simon. It will be interesting to see if there is a romantic element in the future and how the brothers will handle it if there is.

THE RECKONING is the third and final book in the Darkest Powers Trilogy. Readers will be clamoring for it to find out how everything turns out for Chloe and her friends.

Visit “Chloe’s” blog for a free novella about Simon and Derek and events leading up to their arrival at Lyle House. It is being written in serial form. Kelley Armstrong is posting a section on the 1st and 15th of every month. When it is complete it will be transferred to the locker section of “Chloe’s” website.