Friday, 25 February 2011

Review: Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong (3-in-1 Review)

With the Gathering, book 1 in Kelley's new YA Darkness Rising Trilogy, getting closer to release I thought it would be a great idea to share my reviews for The Darkest Powers Trilogy. These reviews aren't very long, they're short and sweet. :)

The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong

This book is amazing! It's the first book in the Darkest Powers trilogy, and it takes you for quite the ride. We as the readers get to learn about the Supernatural world along with Chloe, and it's full of twists and turns. The Summoning is the book that got me into reading Kelley Armstrong, and boy am I glad I found it. She has a way of getting you into a story with her words, and before you know it, you're halfway through the book and not nearly sated enough. I can't help but always want more of her stories after I finish. The Summoning was a refreshing change from reading stories filled with vampires, which I do like to read about, but it was definitely nice to see the other paranormal species get some action. A fantastic story, well worth getting caught up in.

The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) by Kelley Armstrong

I loved all of the Darkest Powers books, this one especially because there were more moments where Chloe and Derek got some alone time. Just by that last sentence it's pretty clear that I'm a Derek fan. He's quite the guy that's for sure. If you like paranormal books with a heroine who's not afraid to speak her mind, even if she is in fact, afraid at the time, then this is your type of book and Chloe is the heroine for you! Chloe's a heroine to be admired, and it's nice to see someone who isn't eager to be a damsel in distress, but is willing to accept the help when she knows she needs it. She also has a very unique perspective that keeps you on your toes, particularly when she relates a pivotal moment in her life to how a scene would play in a movie. Amazing, and definitely worth reading. 

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong 

I loved this book. The final book in the Darkest Powers trilogy, but don't fear Chloe and her friends will be back, we may even see them turn up in Kelley's next YA Trilogy, The Darkness Rising Trilogy, but that might be for a while. Until then, we can all reread Darkest Powers to get our fill. I for one, was extremely satisfied by this book. I'm not going to go into too much detail because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it yet, but it was just as amazing as the others, if not more. I got this book the day it came out, and finished it in the next couple days...I would've been done the night I got it, but I had class the next day. A must read for all paranormal fans.

The Darkest Powers Trilogy is filled with amazing characters, and takes its readers on a crazy adventure filled with a supernatural world you can get lost in. It's a short series, so it's a pretty quick read. It's definitely a great way to get introduced into Kelley's Otherworld too because just like Chloe, you start out pretty clueless about the whole supernatural world around you. If you've been considering reading this series, I wholeheartedly recommend it, it's short, sweet and full of action. :)

Have you read the Darkest Powers Trilogy? Do you have a favourite character? Wanna share something else? Share away, I'd love to hear it. :D

Happy Reading!!!

♪♫ Ambur


  1. Somehow I've never gotten around to reading Kelley Armstrong's books, but this trilogy sounds great. I may just have to check it out!

  2. I agree 100%! They're still my favourite books, and it's been almost 2 years since I first read them. :P

  3. I haven't read this trilogy, but I've read the Women of the Otherworld, and I love Kelley Armstrong style. I really have to pick those.

  4. I just finished the last book. :/ :')
    I liked Chloe, Derek and also Tori the most. The last book make her kind of sympathic for me.

    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed the series, Luna! :D I completely agree, you definitely feel a lot more sympathetic towards Tori after reading the last book. Thanks for you comment! :D


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