* If you have not read the other books in the series be aware
there may be spoilers ahead. You have been warned! *
Paperback: 320 pages
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope. (Source)
THE RECKONING, by Kelley Armstrong, is the third and final installment of the Darkest Powers Series. We continue from where the kids are in a safe house and are debating their next move to rescue the others from the Edison Group. They join forces with adult supernaturals who rebel against the Edison Group, but complications arise when the kids find out how powerful they really are.
This book was the perfect ending to this series. Many questions were answered and relationships resolved, and the journey was spectacular. In this book, Chloe's skills were becoming more powerful and more difficult to control. I enjoyed getting a deeper look into the world of a necromancer. There were great uses for the gift but being inexperienced did not help matters of raising the dead. There were some instances that everything went right for Chloe and I wanted to jump up and down with happiness for her, she is truly one of a kind. The love triangle with Derek and Simon was explored and resolved. I think fans of this series will be pleased with the result.
One of the more enjoyable parts of this book was Derek's transformation and first Change. I am a big fan of Armstrong's Otherworld series and my favorite characters are the werewolves. I enjoy the human qualities that she gives to the werewolves in her books and this one was no different. The support that Chloe gives to Derek during this time is incredibly sweet and kind.
This book had a lot of action and suspense. These troubled kids were not given any guidance throughout their time at the Edison Group so they were left to explore their talents on their own with consequences. The situations that they faced from the supernatural adults were dangerous and thrilling. This story will definitely keep you gripping the pages for dear life.
Overall this was a great ending to the series, and I look forward to the next young adult series involving other supernatural kids and another project from the Edison Group.