Tag: Darkest Powers trilogy

The Reckoning, Part 1

After four nights on the run, I was finally safe, tucked into bed and enjoying the deep, dreamless sleep of the dead…

This is such a perfect line for this book to open on. It’s got everything: the compressed timescale, the poor wording (what person actually worried about being dead would think that?), the way everything that’s happened apparently left no lasting impression…


The Awakening, Part 1

“Hello, Chloe.” Dr. Davidoff beamed his best kindly-old-man smile as he pushed the door wide. He wasn’t that old—maybe fifty—but in a movie, I’d cast him as the doddering absentminded scientist. It was an act I’m sure he’d worked on until he got it just right. The woman behind him had chic blond hair and a New York suit. I’d cast her as the mother of the nastiest girl in class. Which was cheating, because that’s exactly who she was. Mother of Victoria—Tori—Enright, the one housemate we’d left out of our plans when we’d escaped from Lyle House, and for good cause, considering she was one of the reasons I’d needed to escape.

Well, after reading that I’d say we all know what we’re in for. The second book of the Darkest Powers trilogy, The Awakening, is much more up front about what we’ll be getting that the opening of the first one, which tricked me with ghosts and creepiness. So, let’s get on with this hatesummary.