The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong takes up right where The Awakening left off. Derek, Simon, Chloe and Tori are temporarily safe from the Edison group. They are with Andrew, who is a friend of Simon and Derek’s dad. The man they were told to go to if they were ever in any trouble. They are just starting to settle in and Derek is so very close to changing for the first time that just about anything could set him off. After being under so much stress is it any wonder when the teens start to second guess each other?
The relationships between the four teens continue to develop. Chloe finds herself developing feelings for one of the boys. More secrets continue to crop up as they learn about the experiments that the Edison group conducted. Alliances are tested and what they thought they knew no longer seems true. Do they continue to trust others or do they begin to trust in each other to see it through to the end?
This was a very exciting conclusion to the Darkest Powers Trilogy and fans of Kelley Armstrong won’t be disappointed. With a fast paced and elaborate plot I was kept glued to the edge of my seat until the very end. Her characters are not the candy coated teens that many might expect in a young adult book but young people with wants who are willing to fight to get what they need. With amazing action, suspense and wonderful characters I was sorry that this is the end of the series. Kelley Armstrong has strong writing skills that make her a definite auto buy for me.
Edited to add : This book was purchased by me although I did receive a signed ARC from the author that I believe I won in one of her contests ( it was a nice surprise to receive ). This review will be posted through TeensReadToo.Com also.