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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BookHounds Review THE RISING by KELLEY ARMSTRONG @KelleyArmstrong @HarperTeen

Book Description

April 9, 2013 Darkness Rising

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it's not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.

About the Author
Kelley Armstrong is the bestselling author of the Darkest Powers trilogy, which includes The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning. This is the third book in her New York Timesbestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.



After escaping certain death, Maya, Corey and Daniel are on the run and each are further developing their own powers with mixed results.  They do some investigation and find a contact that might be able to help them but it turns into a dead end.  Although out of that contact, they do find Maya's twin brother, Ash.  Ash turns out to be as gifted as Maya. although not a shifter, he does give them some street skills from surviving on his own in Vancouver for the last three years.  The group attend the memorial service and watch their parents grieve.

So when Maya is captured soon after, it doesn't come as complete surprise. Daniel and Corey are still at large and Maya is told that there has been an accident with one of them. Rafe convinces her that anything the St. Cloud's tell her, might not be the truth.  The group are reunited with other teens from Salmon Creek as well as Rafe and Annie.  There, Maya plots and plans to escape again and given the opportunity, she does and meets back up with her brother to track down Corey and Daniel.  There is just as much action in this installment as in the second book. YAY!

So, why did I not see this ending?  Maya proves that she has the wile of a cat even though she is still young. It is wonderful to watch her grow into an adult as well as experience her first true love.  While the plot of supernaturals being used as research subjects and trained into weapons, is a pretty common theme in paranormal romances, Armstrong brings a breath of fresh air into the story.  Parents: there is some violence, some kissing and some language and this is best suited for teens. I adored this conclusion and now I need to go back and read the author's other series since we met some of her other characters at the end of this one.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending! I liked how perfect and natural it felt, but I still feel....strange >.>



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