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The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
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Apr 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, wolves-shifters, 2010-reads
Read from June 28 to July 04, 2010


The second book in the Darkest Powers series is just as engaging as the first, more creepy action and a more Derek. I am in love with this boy, I wanna go in the book and drop kick Chloe, so she can see what she is missing. I will say they have a lot of scenes alone together and they make me very happy.

For all y’all who don’t know Chloe is a new discovered necromancer ( able to awaken the dead), first she thought she was schizo but it was discovered that the home she was sent to after experiencing seeing a ghost, were finding ways to harvest her powers. Well after breaking loose, Chloe and her entourage are now on the run. We have Tori the sarcastic rich girl, Simon the ever so sweet gentleman, Derek the leader and authority figure of the group, and of course sweet and naïve Chloe.

Its interesting to see these very young people go out and fend for themselves. They no longer can call parents for help because they might be placed in danger, some are the bad guys and others have already gone missing. Everyday is a journey of survival and new realities. Plus this foursome bring the laughs and good times.

Kelley Armstrong is able to grab the reader and never let go, the relationships are real and very sweet. I am blown away by how a guy described as being ugly, can come off as the sexiest being, I am truly lusting after Derek. What this book lacks is romance but it is there if you manage to read between the lines. Overall an action packed book, with creepy dead things and just a pure thrilling ride.

Peeved- They talk about a necklace and I have yet to see the significance, all I know is the color has changed.
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Reading Progress

06/28/2010 page 57
16.0% "I still love it, even though its so sexless. Oh the shame!" 4 comments
06/29/2010 page 104
29.0% "Still keeping me interested. I miss Derek *sigh*"
07/01/2010 page 166
46.0% "Alas Derek has returned, I missed him. I still dont get it, I keep hoping for some romance, but nada. Lots of happy things happening in my head though, and this proves i should stay away from YA novels. Really shows my perve side. LMAO!" 2 comments
07/03/2010 page 268
75.0% "So this book is oh so graphic, when it comes to violence and all that. Would it kill for a little make out action. Gawd, I am so starved for some loving, thats all this series needs."
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Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R So you totally crossed over to the wolf side huh? Haha....but who can't, Derek is a total Babe, Chloe does need a reality check!

N.L. Riviezzo Team Derek!

DarienMoya yep Team Derek all the way.

message 4: by AJ (new) - rated it 3 stars

AJ haha i so want them to get together you can kinda tell they like each other. Team Derek! (:

DarienMoya You can more than tell they like each other, I hope in the third book all those feeling come out.

message 6: by AJ (new) - rated it 3 stars

AJ Yeah definitely!

Amber Heine Team Derek too! I want to kick Chloe and be like hello he's a future Jacob Black. Lolz.

message 8: by Ali (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ali B. Haha, you definitely aren't the only one who's in love with Derek :)

Brianna OMG! You think you wouldn't like him, at first as a "Creeper" but his actions and communication with chloe... who turns out to be a teenage wolf
(1- 10) I rate a 11.

aquoras Sorry. I don't really like Derek. He's sweet, But I don't like teenage werewolves.
But Chloe and Derek are meant for each other.

Nerea It's true it lacks of romance but as you did, I see between the lines, how Derek is always protecting Chloe and those few scenes when he changes? I laugh of the obliviousness of Chloe but it makes you want to keep reading so you see what you hope (that would be she understanding finally she has to be with Derek for us, the YA readers, that can't stop drooling over an ugly but oh-so-sexy young werewolf).

Courtney Caudle Team Derek no matter what !!!!!! Im in love with the wolf !!!!!

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