The Reckoning: The Darkest Powers Trilogy, Book Iii

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The Reckoning: The Darkest Powers Trilogy, Book Iii

by Kelley Armstrong

Doubleday Canada | April 6, 2010 | Trade Paperback

The Reckoning: The Darkest Powers Trilogy, Book Iii is rated 4.5821 out of 5 by 67.
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 take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.27 × 5.75 × 1.18 in

Published: April 6, 2010

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385665369

ISBN - 13: 9780385665360

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Conclusion ! The reckoning picks off where the summoning left off, which I really like because it give a good continuity to the story. In this book I started to like Tori more, I felt like she was misunderstood in the other books and she's starting to be more included with the group. I really love Kelley Armstrong's writting she keeps you reading and keeps you wanting to know more. I was just a bit disappointed because I was expecting more powers, more things to happen with powers, I felt there was a bit of excitement missing but don't get me wrong never a dull moment. I am so happy about the love story that ended up coming out of it in the end :). I also felt like we could've learnt more about the powers and just have had more of that aspect, but definetely the best one of the series. I loved the ending and really liked that they will be sticking together through thick and thin. Must read if you are a fan of the series, great conclusion to a great series !
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless I am in love with this trilogy! I got so attached to the characters, it's like I knew them personally, and was in the story myself! The only complaint I have is for the loss of sleep, putting this book down is a struggle!
Date published: 2012-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite of the three I LOVED this series. I was so sad when I finished this book, it was amazing, ended great, but I wish there were more. Never a boring part in the whole series.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good book, but the trilogy could have been one (CONTAINS SPOILERS!) ***SPOILERS ALERT*** OK, I’m torn on this book. I loved The Awakening, the 2nd book in this trilogy, and I kind of feel gypped (sic?) with this book, The Reckoning, the final installment to the Darkest Powers series. Yes, there was action, but not a lot. I didn’t expect the kids (Chloe, Tori, Derek, and Simon) to stay at Andrew’s house the whole time. I mean, you have a werewolf, a witch, a wizard, and a girl who can raise the dead and they CAN’T escape?? There were a lot of twists and turns, though, which made up for the lack of scenery in the book. The LOVE TRIANGLE, however, was what I was waiting for. Yes, there could be a book about demons and witches, or death and warlocks, and I still look for the love story. I am a girl. Completely. I left The Summoning loving Derek. Simon seemed nice and all, but Derek just seemed better. Although, one thing that bugged me was that these kids all seemed so grown up, except when it came to romance. Yes, I know they’re young, but if you’re on the run from people who want to kill you (i.e. The Edison Group), maybe just go for the love you want, rather than beat around the bush about it. That being said, the fact that Derek and Chloe hooked up earlier on in the novel was just wonderful. Moving on. This was a great final installment to the Darkest Powers series and I kind of wish the gang would have more adventures, though it’s nice to have had an ending, finally (even if the characters hinted at the adventures they’ll be having in the future). I also enjoyed the growth of Tori’s character, but thought she could have been affected a little more by having to kill her own mother. The fact that her and Simon share a father is interesting and it would have been nice to see what she thought of that. Speaking of Simon, he really didn’t do anything for me in this book – I could feel Chloe and Dereck and Tori, but Simon could have not even been there and I don’t think I would have noticed a difference. I have to say that one of the best things about Armstrong’s writing is that she doesn’t waste a full chapter on catching up the reader on what happened in the previous book. The way I see it, if the reader is already into the series, they don’t need the back story. Another great thing is the development of Chloe. Even though I thought she seemed really young in some aspects of the novel, she wasn’t the whiny, almost-breakable heroine that we see in other books of the genre (like Bella in Twilight or Zoey in the House of Night books). She was able to stick up for herself and her friends and make herself be heard. I’m not sure if I feel inclined to read more of Armstrong’s work. Based on this trilogy, it’s hard to say if I would like anything else or not. I’m not sure if I would feel differently had ALL the books in the trilogy been available when I started to read, but I guess I’ll never know. Part of my also thinks that this book didn’t HAVE to be a trilogy – there was a lot of filler stuff that could have been edited out and it could have been just one novel. I don’t think I’ll partake in the next series of Armstrong’s, The Gathering, but I’m sure I’ll check out some reviews to see if these characters make their way into the books.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from http://frosybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/reckoning-book-review.html Wow!!!! That’s what I said when I read the final words of the book. Wow is not even a word but the story left me literally speechless. That good it was. It’s the last book in the Darkest Powers series and it’s the best of all three. You really get to know the characters better and let me tell you that Tori really surprised me. She’s not bad after all. Tori becomes more reliable and finds herself liking their company, now that her family doesn't care for her. Chloe seems to understand and makes sure nothing gets between her and the boys that still don't believe that Tori has changed. Derek finally finishes his transformation with Chloe's help and they find out that there is no one they can trust. They are not even sure about their dad at this point. Chloe realizes her range of power and use it finally for her defence. The book was fast passed as the previous with more Derek and Chloe moments giving me the opportunity to see their relationship grow between them. The author really knows who to tell a story and make it believable. Kelly Armstrong is really talented and she made Chloe sound like a real teenager without littering the language. But what made me love this book most was the ending. I’ve read other reviews and the ending is either love it or hate it feeling. For me it was perfect. Sure there are things that are not explained but that’s why she’s having another trilogy based on the same word. I can’t say much about the ending because I’ll spoil it but the words just left me breathless.
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from omg loved it the best omg i loved this book it was my fav out of the three i knew that them 2 were going to get together yay god i love wearwolf books lol
Date published: 2011-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT :) again kelley manages to right a good book. most righters cant make a continuess book, armstrong managed the hole process. i'm amased how she makes me feel about this book. i also like how kelley wont just give away the love between the girl(mane caracter) and derek. she keeps us waiting for the next book to see what happens between them and are they going to survive or die. you get attached to the book really quikly. you just want the next book to come out so you can fianlly read it. i re-read it like 3times. this wont be a wast of time or money.
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Heart-Pounding Trilogy! From the first chapter of "The Summoning" I was hooked on the Darkest Powers trilogy. Each book flowed very easily and nicely from one to the other, with easy reminders of what happened in the last book. What I really enjoyed was that I didn't find myself getting tired of the series as I read it, instead, I found myself staying up into the late hours of the night constantly saying to myself, "Okay, just one more chapter," but it never worked with the exciting cliff-hangers left at the end of each chapter! I would recrommend this series to anyone, and I really hope that in Armstrongs spin off series, one of the other "mis-haps" from the Genisis Two project is one of the main characters,because I know I am definately going to be picking it up!
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Another well thought out book from Kelley Armstrong. When they think they can trust at least one adult they learn that they have to be extremely careful who they trust and who may be working with the Edison Group. They learn that the only ones they can really count on is on each other. Tori and Chloe are finally starting to become friends and Tori really needed someone after what she has found out about her family. Derek has made a lot of progress out of all of them he had the hardest time coming into who he is. Overall I cant wait to read the next book when it comes out this month when ever that is :)
Date published: 2011-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreaming of Books Review What a great conclusion to Chloe’s story (for now). I read the first two books last year so its been a while but it was so easy to get back into the series, the world and the characters. I really saw the character growth in this book. There’s really no one that Chloe and her friends can trust as it seems like every adult they meet is plotting against them or conspiring with the Edison Group so they have to rely on each other all the more. Chloe is still conflicted over her feelings towards Simon and Derek but she finally sorts out her feelings and her decision was one that had me jumping up and down because I was rooting for this pairing all along. And Tori who at the beginning of the series treated Chloe so badly is now friends with her. The group doesn’t trust her at first but she proves herself to be resourceful and on their side. This was another exciting and thrilling book that kept me on the edge of my seat. It didn’t have the wrapped up ending I was hoping for but I know Chloe and the gang will make an appearance in future books so I’m happy with it.
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending I really enjoyed this whole series. It was very difficult to wait in between books for the next to be published. I found that this was a fantastic ending to the series.
Date published: 2011-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our lil Necromancer finally gets her reckon on The Reckoning is the final book in the Darkest Powers trilogy. Chloe, Derek, Simon and Tori have made it to safety from the Edison group.. or so they think. After being on the run and having to rely on themselves in life threatening scenarios, our Scooby gang is back under the ruling of adults. Adjusting back to the way of a childhood seems to be easier said than done. Chloe and her group of souped up supernatural buddies are still finding their way as their extraordinary powers keep on developing and surpassing all the adult supernaturals around them. With so much power at their hands, this seems to scare even the best of people. Not before long does safety fly out the window and let in a whole new hot mess of problems. Chloe, Derek, Simon and Tori find themselves in all kinds of mishaps that seem be too much to blame on just pure bad luck. Thisleads them to think there’s an Edison Group spy amongst them just waiting to help bring them back to their crazy scientist lab to poke and prod at them, and maybe even worse, to kill them. All the supernatural drama doesn’t stop the amounting attraction between the Chloe, Derek and Simon love triangle. The chemistry between Derek and Chloe is the obvious to everyone but them kind. On the other hand she has a more subtle and less complicated attraction to Simon. Personally, I just don’t feel it between them. I’m all for our lil necromancer to reckon her true feelings that she been denying for far too long for wolf boy. As for this being the trilogy’s conclusion, I felt it was wrapped up alright. It was mostly satisfying and made sense, but I can’t help wanting another book dealing with these lovable characters. In a perfect reading world, I’d like to see Chloe, Derek, Simon and Tori in an adult series, seeing where their next adventures take them with many generous helpings of their love lives. This has been a really good series, overall. Don’t let the first book and its slower pace make you hesitate on reading the follow up’s. The books get better and better with each instalment.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spooky Plot With Believeable Characters Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors and I am a devoted fan of her Otherworld novels. I have enjoyed reading all three books in her young adult Darkest Powers series immensely as Kelley Armstrong can always be counted upon to combine interesting, believable characters, with entertaining and spooky plot lines. As the protagonist, Chloe is extremely likable and through Kelley Armstrong's well written descriptions I have been able to imagine Chloe in vivid detail as she grows and develops as a character through each novel. In The Reckoning, Chloe is beginning to show more confidence in her abilities as a Necromancer, despite the myriad of unanswered questions regarding the genetic tampering that was done to her and the mystery of her mothers involvement with the Edison Group. Numerous times throughout this novel I had goosebumps appearing on my arms and shivers running down my spine as Kelley Armstrong describes Chloe's encounters with the ghosts and zombies that she knowingly and purposefully brings back from the dead to protect herself and those she cares for. A few questions raised in the previous novel were answered in this one while leaving many more unanswered. The death toll in this novel is rather large and I felt the novel was over far to soon for my liking. Kelley Armstrong reveals a little more information about the background of the Edison group throughout the novel and the mystery of it all really sucked me in and left me wanting more. A love interest that began to develop in the previous novel is a major focus throughout The Reckoning and I was pleased to see how it progressed in a sweet and age appropriate way. As an adult reading a novel targeted for young adults I was very aware of the age group it was written for and despite it being slightly young for me I was able to connect with the characters and be entertained by the story. In all my years reading novels by Kelley Armstrong I have never been disappointed by her. Readers who have read the previous novels can expect the same level of excellence in the newest addition and those who have yet to read the book should give it a chance.
Date published: 2010-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ina Word Excellent. I dont know why this sat on my shelf for so long. Loved it to bits.
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MA Zing!!!!!!!!! If you pick up this book you will instantly fall in love with it!! This whole series is amazing! I picked it up and couldn't stop reading it. I finished it in a day. Too bad there isn't anymore books.. :(
Date published: 2010-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing! I was so excited when i got this book! I could not put it down...I actually managed to finish it in about 3days ! It had me hooked every time i was force to put it down i rushed back to pick it up again! I definitely recommend this entire series! I wish there were more. it has you guessing throughout the book and it surprises you a lot. Great read!
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This book was amazing. Out of all three I would have to say that this one was my favorite. It seemed like it took forever for this book to come out, but let me tell you... it was most definitly worth the wait. I thought it had a perfect ending although it kind of seems that there should have been more. All in all this was an awesome series and I would definitly reccomend it to everyone!
Date published: 2010-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good End to the Trilogy I think out of all three books, this one was probably my favourite. What I hated the most about this series though was the excruciatingly long wait for the next book to be released, so when I started on this one, I had completely forgotten who all the characters were and what was happening in the story. But once I read a few pages, things started coming back and it was a very enjoyable read. Armstrong did a great job on wrapping most of the things up at the end of the trilogy, except for a few more obvious things. So, I'm guessing there will be more to this series...? Hope so because it's not that bad. 4.3 stars.
Date published: 2010-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enough to keep you wanting more Chloe is a character I loved immediately when I started this series. Way back in book one, when she starts hearing and seeing things, unlike so many characters in contemporary supernatural setting books, she agrees that she's probably schizophrenic, and tries to get cured. She's smart, creative, and has a mental filter that generally translates the world around her into her passion: film-making. She's a fun narrator, even when things are dark. At the start of this third book, things are definitely dark. On the run and hiding out with fellow escapees from the evil "Edison Group," Chloe now knows her abilities are "off the chart" for a reason, and is struggling to keep herself, a werewolf, a witch, and a sorcerer alive against all odds. The series does wrap up many of the threads in this book, but there are more than few things left "open." My understanding is that while this is the final book in the series where we'll get Chloe as the narrator, she might just pop up in some of the next three teen books that Armstrong has coming. I'm glad, because there were a few unanswered questions that left me wanting more, and the conclusion held a minor confusion for me even when I read it a second and third time, which I'm hoping will be clarified in later titles. Certainly a great character, and a solid trilogy for teens.
Date published: 2010-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Ending to the Trilogy I read the second book 'The Awakening' when it first came out (April of last year), which made it very diffucult to come back to the series. I couldn't remember much of what happened so I ended up going back and rereading a few parts just to get all the characters and events clear again. Once I was reaquainted though, it became a lot more enjoyable. Throughout the novel it was a lot of trying to figure out who was on which side, and sometimes I wasn't even sure. People were flip flopping all over the place. I say that in a good way. Most novels I can go "This guy's bad, this guy's good" and with no doubt be right. But with everyone flipping sides I started to doubt myself and actually got one wrong ;) 'The Reckoning' was, in my opinion, better than 'The Awakening' but not as good as 'The Summoning'. The ending seemed kind of anticlimactic. Without giving anything away I'll just say the demi-demon part was a little random. Nontheless, I still loved it and recommend the series.
Date published: 2010-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Disappointment - small spoiler but won't give anything away I've read mixed reviews about The Darkest Powers Trilogy but thought I'd give it a shot anyway. Throughout the entire series I found that the other cut out a lot of details. For instance one minute they are talking to another character than all of a sudden that same character is tied up in a chair. You didn't see the struggle very well of how that happened. That "lack of action" happens throughout the entire series. I also didn't feel any connection to the main characters. The four main characters didn't even seem to click at any point. Yes the characters were forced together due to circumstance but even after they had been together for a while the friendships still seemed forced. If you really want to try this series for your self, borrow the first book from the library in case you can't stick with it.
Date published: 2010-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read!!! This is the final book in the Darkest Powers Trilogy. Yet another amazing addition to Armstrong’s list of accomplishments! Be warned, although this book is such an amazing read, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions to the series as a whole. I think I will just leave it at that. I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone looking forward to reading it. A definite must-read!
Date published: 2010-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely Disappointed! I expected so much more from Armstrong! The story didn't keep my interest at all. I had to keep rereading paragraphs because there was no excitement like in the previous books. I expected things to be wrapped up at the end of this trilogy but was left disappointed.
Date published: 2010-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When Does The Next One Come Out?? The series sure made me drag my feet reading at first but it certainly gets better and the story and mysteries unfold as you read it. If you like Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld, you'll like her Teen series.
Date published: 2010-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A year is so long to wait!! This was another amazing addition. I can see her opening so many doors to another "otherworld" but for teens. I can't wait to see what more adventures are in store for the bunch. She left a lot to be settled, and with the cabals now part of the picture, will we see more cross between the adult series??? I think she says no, but I hope there will be
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! I read this book in one sitting. It is an absolute page turner from beginning to end. There is never a dull moment and it never drags. Characters are great, story is great, with just enough depth to keep adults interested in this YA novel. Also a bit of realistic teen romance that brings me back, but nothing too mushy (I think Meyer should take some notes out of Armstrong's books). A perfect ending to this series!
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! absolutely LOVED this book seriously u should read it!!!
Date published: 2010-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An open ending... I enjoyed the series overall and for each couldn't put the book down. My only disappointment is that the third book leaves so many unanswered questions. There really is no ending so no closure to the characters.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I honestly couldn't put it down. I had to read it twice to get my fill of it.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I loved this series. It was hard to put down. I finished this last book in a day and was excited to see that there was going to be a new trilogy soon.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Loved the ending. I'm so happy she ended up with ____ ;D
Date published: 2010-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great series, but weak conclusion... (This may contain spoilers) Don't get me wrong, this book was good. The trilogy too, was great, and it's nice to see Kelley Armstrong writing books that teenagers can enjoy. The Reckoning picks up right where The Awakening left us. Chloe, Simon, Tori and Derek are still running from the Edison Group. Yes, there is romance in the air, but Chloe doesn't seem to know who to choose between Simon and Derek... (even though her final choice is evident for the reader.) Now, the book was great. The only thing that didn't do it for me? The ending. I know Kelley Armstrong seems to like opening doors, but this is a trilogy, and, honestly, this ending to me doesn't seem like the end of a series. I feel like she's going to bring some characters in her other book series, Women of the Otherworld (I could definitely see Derek becoming a member of the pack and all that jazz) and, really, that's nice... but I would have liked some real closure. Because, frankly, that is not a great ending.
Date published: 2010-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book. But where is the ending? (May be a spoiler) The majority of this book deserves more than a three-leaf rating. The ending, however, is the reason it didn't get more. The Reckoning begins as The Awakening ends: Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Tori are on the run from the Edison Group. They have met up with Andrew, one of the people who opposes the experiment, and what it does to the kids involved. they are currently hiding out in one of this rogue group's safe houses, awaiting the time where they can go back and rescue the others. However, things are not as they seem in this house (which is not to be unexpected, as things are never as to be expected in this series). Some of the other members of the group wanting to destroy the Edison Group may have alterior motives, and may not be what they appear (no surprise). The ending has lots of action and twists and turns, then... nothing. I have to say, this is one of the worst ending to a series I have seen in a while. It really is a non-ending, as things really feel not much different as they did at the beginning of the book. Slight changes, but no real resolution that this series is, in fact, over. If there was one more book to this series, I would love it. But the fact that the story (and the focus) of Chloe and her band of friends ends here, I really expected more. Or at least, expected SOMETHING. but this feels too much like a cliffhanger. And a cliffhanger at the end of a series is, for me, unsatisfying.
Date published: 2010-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book became the breath that I breath, and is now the blood in my veins. Perfect. One word, and it's perfect. There was only one way how this book should end, and damn Kelley found it. I can honestly say Kelley Armstrong is my all time favourite author. Two days is all it took for this book to become what it is for me. I'm going to fast forward to the end of the book that had my heart crying tears of happiness. What can I say? Its a happily ever after ending, not all princessly perfect, but just the perfect that everyone wants in their life. It ends in a kiss. An amazing kiss that will have your heart sighing-mine sure as hell did- and wishing insanly hard that you could be Chole, just to feel the pure joy, love, and pure happiness of the moment. Even only if you could feel it for a second you'd do it. Out of 10 I'd rate this book around...I don't know...shitting great? If there's a rating higher than that this book would have it. Enjoy it cause your going to read it anyway if you've read The Summoning and The Awakening, you won't be able to resist the call of the abyss...(in this situation that would be The Reckoning). I'm going to stop blathering on, wasting your time you could be using to read this book. P.S. I guess it would be the blood running threw my arteries...but veins just seemed more poetic.
Date published: 2010-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maybe Tomorrow? Review! www.maybe-tomorrow.net When I find out a book will continue in more than one book I get a little wary. What if I don’t enjoy the first book? It’ll put me off next two, which I could possibly enjoy? Or I don’t enjoy the second, but am forced to read the last to see how the whole thing ends (because I will, it’s impossible for me not to). Even the fact that this series was written by one of my favourite authors didn’t lay rest to my fears and when I grabbed a copy of The Summoning I actually left it for a while before I started reading. I’m just sorry I left it sitting on my shelf for so long before getting around to it! Armstrong has crafted a totally original idea spun inside the world she’s already created with the Women of The Otherworld series. This review may be a little vauge, it’s simply because there’s no way of writing much without giving away key factors of the book and I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read it or haven’t read the first two either. The Reckoning picks up from where we were left at the end of the Awakening. The foursome is still on the run from the Edison Group. But may not be as safe as they’ve been led to believe. More is revealed of the Edison Group, and what they’re planning. We’re not given too much information, but enough to keep you hanging for the next installment to find out what else they’ve been up to. The characters have all come a long way from the first book, and the growth is evident in the pages of The Reckoning. All four characters have changed and come to accept the powers bestowed upon them. Oh, and there’s also the little matter of the love triangle involving one sorcerer and a werewolf. Final Thoughts… I was a little disappointed in the ending; I’m not going to lie. It doesn’t subtract from the rest of the novel, as I knew this would not be the end, just the end of the story of these characters. Kelley already has another trilogy planned for this series, The Gathering. Though I’m excited about this and know we’ll learn more through the next series of books. I do wish there would have been some closure on Chloe’s story than the open ending we were left with. Now this is just the inner fangirl in me raving, but I would love to see a cross over of both of Kelley’s worlds meeting, or being aware of the other. I actually got the chance to ask Kelley this myself when she came through for a reading. Her answer (summarized) was that if the ‘adults’ found out then they would just come in and take over, leaving the kids to the side. I agree with her completely, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing Chloe and Jamie would run into one another!
Date published: 2010-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the wait The third and final book in the Darkest Powers trilogy and well worth the wait. I thought it was a smart quick paced book that finished of the series nicely. You kind of know that everything will turn out like you want but it's so much better when you drag it out though three books. Very good, now I'm sad it's over. 79/1000
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Weak Conclusion To A Great Series The Reckoning is the third and final book in The Darkest Powers trilogy. As Simon, Derek, Tori, and Chloe live on the run from the Edison Group, who have genetically altered their powers, they try to form alliances with those who are also against the Edison group. As the novel went on, romances developed, people were constantly being lied and betrayed to, and too many secrets were being formed. Overall, the series was fantastic! However, The Reckoning, as the concluding book in the trilogy, was a weak conclusion. The plot itself was pretty good, there was lots of suspense and there was always something exciting happening, but in my opinion, the ending was rushed, left many unanswered questions, and in the end, nothing really got solved. Kelley Armstrong should think about writing a concluding book for this series: one that actually wraps up everything that the characters have worked for... not leaving readers wondering what happened. I was expecting a much better conclusion to a series that I really enjoyed, but I was very disappointed. It seemed that the characters were back to where they started at the beginning of the book, having accomplished nothing in their mission to destroy the organization.
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Reckon This is a Winner! The Reckoning is the the third book in Armstrong's excellent YA Darkest Powers series. The series follows the adventures of a group of supernatural teens who were genetically modified as part of scheme to improve their supernatural abilities. Unfortunately for the teens affected, the scientists behind the project are worried that some of the modifications have gone wrong and have no compunctions over getting rid of their mistakes. Chloe Summers, the series narrator, is one of the unlucky teens, having been left with a hugely increased ability to see ghosts and raise the dead. On the run from the so called Edison Group, Chloe and her three friends finally reached safety at the end of book two. But not without cost. And, are they really safe? Wow, Armstrong has delivered an engrossing page-turner. I would have to recommend that you don't start reading this book unless you have a free afternoon or evening, because you will not want to put it down. From the opening pages, it hits the ground running and the pace never lets up. This book has all of Armstrong’s wonderfully imaginative world building and her typically fast-paced mixture of action and character driven narrative. There's plenty of mystery and adventure for Chloe and her friends, as they once again find themselves facing off with the scientists of the Edison group, unsure of whom they can trust. Originally billed as a trilogy, this book does provide a satisfying climax to the three book story arc while mananging to stay open-ended enough to leave room for more books. Fans will not be disappointed to learn that there will indeed be three more books in the series. And, while they may not feature Chloe and the gang front and centre, I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of them. And that's fine by me! 2010-089
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAN-TAS-TIC!!! Like all of Kelley Armstrong's supernatural novels, this one did not disappoint. It was fantastic. I started reading it last night and finished it this afternoon, I could not put it down. And I absolutley LOVED the chemistry between Chloe and one she chooses to be with (don't wanna give away too much)... I also love the way she comes into her own. I have read all of Armstrong's novels and I am just waiting (quite impatiently I might add) for her new novel to come out. That little "peep" at the end of this novel left me wanting more, it promises to be a great read as well..
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read A great read The is the third book and last book of the Darkest powers series, though it really didn’t feel like that. I’m not going to go into to much detail because I don’t want to ruin it for some people but I will say this, the ending left it open for so much more. The basic story line is that Chloe, Derek, Simon and Tori are at the safe house with Andrew, hoping they can take down the Edison group. Though Chloe keeps getting weird visions and sounds coming from different ghost among the house. Are they really safe there or is the evil with them? The whole Simon/Chloe/Derek thing gets sorted out too. Not what I would’ve thought but it still was written very nice so it did go along with it. I wasn’t disappointed with who she chose. Not only that but they find out about the Edison group and Chloe’s aunt Lauren, she is still working for them or not? They find that their powers are beyond anything anyone could’ve imagined, and that could spell out trouble. I found that this ended very well and really leaves it open for the next trilogy coming out. It kinda seems like the Night World series, where its three series of three books then a final book. Now I don’t know if that’s going to happen though it does seem like that. Very good book though, made me laugh and freak out at some points. I give this book a five!
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT :) This was great, I really enjoyed reading it, it was hard to put down, and when I put it down, I really wanted to keep on reading. It was a really good book, can't wait for The Gathering to come out.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank You!!! I love when books end and you want more, but everything you need is there. I was so happy with this book. Yes it did leave some unanswered questions, but just enough to bring out more books with the same characters some where down the line. It's shocking to think that the books take place just over two weeks, yet you watch these teens, who hardly know each other grow into young adults. Another win for Armstrong
Date published: 2010-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Thumbs Up!!! I couldn't wait to read this book, and when I finished It I was shocked at how great it was, but I couldn't help feeling sad that this was the last book! I love all the characters, and I would love for this series to turn into a four-ilogy, not a trilogy! This installment had more suspense, action, mystery, thrill, excitement and romance! I literally couldn't put it down. Before I knew it, I had finished it, still hanging on the last word and wishing that there were another three books in this series! I didn't really like the ending though, it was kind of dull, and plain. I wish the ending left more of an impact, you know? But other than that, five thumbs up! I don't want to say anything about what happens, it's one of those books where your explanation won't do it justice! Because so much happens! To me, this was DEFIANTLY the best book in the series, by far! This is one of those series' that you'll read over again because you miss the characters and their crazy journey! I loved this series, and I cannot wait to read Kelly Armstrong's next, new trilogy! 2010-029
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excelent "ending" to a trilogy We will see these characters again, not in the same story type, Chloe will probably not be the protaganist, but she ended the book in such a way that we will see Chloe, Derik, Simon, Tori, Aunt Laruen, and Kit again. I loved the last half of the last chapter, it made me giggle, lolz. It answered so many questions, but it would have been nice if the whole "mom?" thing had a little more to it, I think it would have made the story better. If she wasnt planning on writing another book in this series, she should have tied up a few more loose ends, but I was still satisfied with it. Great character development, young romance. I was rooting for Derik since day 1...lol. Dont know what else to say about it really, it wasnt anything over and above my expectations, but it was a great book and I would highly recommend this series to anyone.
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freakin' Fantastic!! This was by far the best book of the series. I didn't get to sleep till 3 am cause I had to finish it! The story always kept you guessing right up till the end and the budding romance was great even though this is a YA book and I normally read Armstrong's adult stuff. The romance here was quite innocent with scenes about small looks and touches but the chemistry between the two just leapt off the pages as it was so well written. And I thought the ending was great, other reviews complain that it left to many questions, but Armstrong has said that although these characters are done the next YA novels will take place in that world so it just sets up future books....so be patient!
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one word: OMG!!! FREAKING AMAZING! GO OUT AND GET IT! (actually get the 1st one, then the 2nd one, and then the this one) BUT READ THEM!!!
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book / Great series Really fun and interesting series with well developed characters and fantastic pacing. The series started off a bit slow but with the last book and now this one, it's really taken off. I had to read it in one sitting. I really hope that this is not the last we have seen of these characters. I think another book would tie everything up perfectly and answer a few questions that are still up in the air. I look forward to more young adult books from this author.
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was crazy good. Tons of suspense, action and romance. Tori, Derek, Simon and Chloe are still on the run from the Edison group and have found safety with Derek and Simon's friend Andrew. But things don't seem quite right at Andrew's safe house. As the story goes on they realize that the only people they can trust are each other. I really liked this story, but the ending was a bit lacking. I was expecting more of a conclusion to their story. This ending leaves the characters still on the run. This book was great, had me reading late into the night, I just would've like a more final ending.
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from filled with suspense page after page i'd actually giv it a 4.5, since i loved it but it just felt incomplete sorta? i guess i expected a bit more for the ending part, everything else was more or less perfect but there is soo many questions still left unanswered and the ending well it was good, but it felt like there should've been more to it and understandable if it is a trilogy IMO because i guess that the story would sort of just keep on repeating if she wrote a book after The Reckoning. Overall though, i still loved it, but it felt like it was missing something
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I dunno.... I liked it a lot....but i think i expected more then that. It was great but....it just didnt click for me.
Date published: 2010-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful An absolutely amazing addition to the series. My hand would not let go of the book until I was completely finished. Kelley Armstrong can never disappoint.
Date published: 2010-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Conclusion! The Reckoning picks up right where The Awakening left off, with Chloe and her group of genetically modified supernaturals safe from the clutches of the Edison Group at last. Once they get a chance to rest and stop running, the teens finally start learning how to use their powers. But it quickly becomes evident that no one is ready for what the Edison Group’s experiments have created. When their safe house suddenly doesn’t feel so safe, Chloe and her friends are forced to run again, and this time the stakes are even higher. The Darkest Powers trilogy does a wonderful job of building on the supernatural world created in Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series without ever leaning on those characters to propel the story. Like the first two books in the series, The Reckoning is an action packed adventure that will keep you guessing as the story unfolds and loyalties are put into question. Never knowing who to trust keeps the reader in the same mindset as the characters, and heightens the suspense as things progress to the high-stakes conclusion. I actually found this series to be scarier than the Women of the Otherworld books, and was often on the edge of my seat as Chloe battled her ghosts and demons. The character development in The Reckoning is fantastic! As usual, Kelley Armstrong’s characters are so layered and authentic that you miss them when they’re not around. Chloe, Derek and Tori all really grow and change throughout the course of this novel. Simon’s role is reduced quite a bit in The Reckoning, but this makes sense as the other characters powers continue to grow. Between the action, suspense and great characters, The Reckoning is a gripping adventure set in an amazing supernatural world that meshes seamlessly with our own.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excited....Again OK! Im am so excited for it to come out! dis series was da BOMB! XD lol I cant wait, only four days to go XXDD
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How Do I Put This? Maybe my expectations were to high I'm not sure, but I find it difficult to express how I felt about the "ending" to this trilogy. It wasn't a disappointment. I'm not sorry I read it, heck I started it at 11:00pm and finished at 3:00am and so I obviously enjoyed it. The story unfolds much as you would expect it to. The kids have found safety - or have they? The question of Derek or Simon is answered. Also the questions of theboys dad (will they find him) and Chloe's aunt (is she alive, is she a good guy) are answered as well. And it ends much as a Kelley Armstrong fan would expect it to and therein lies part of the problem because it leaves so many unanswered questions and possibilties that I have a very difficult time believing that this is the end. It just doesn't feel like the end to a trilogy. I strongly feel that these characters will be showing up in more stories. If not their own than in her Women of the Otherworld series or her new teen trilogy.
Date published: 2010-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait! I wasn`t expecting this series to catch my attention but it most definitely did! I can`t wait till The Reckoning comes out and I`m crossing my fingers for Derek and Chloe!
Date published: 2010-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent, cant wait for the rest of the book :) So glad that those chapters are online, they, I think, are actually a really good idea because it keeps us readers super excited about the upcoming book. (Not that I wasnt super excited to begin with, and not that I wasnt planning on skipping a bit of work to go and buy it when it comes out..lol) I hope that Chloe ends up with Derik because I like him, and it seems as that is the way it will end up but who knows. I am expecting good things to end this book, and I know I ill not be disapointed. Kelly Armstrong is genious and should come to Edmonon to do a book signing....lol
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet Kelley Armstrong April 16@7:00 pm For all the Kelley Armstrong fans out there, come to the Argyle Mall London Ontario on April 16 @ 7:00 pm to get her latest books signed. There will be a line up so come early. Right now you can get most of her backlist titles on sale for $9.99 with a all new cover.
Date published: 2010-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Can't Wait! I can't wait for this book to come out! The First one was absolutely breathtaking! But the wait is far long away :( well great!
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Chapters Kelley's made a deal with her publisher! On the first and fifteenth of every month, (January 15, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, April 1) Kelley will be uploading a new chapter of The Reckoning for readers. The link is here: http://files.harpercollins.com/OMM/Childrens/PDF/TheReckoning.pdf We're up to chapter four now, with chapter five to be released February 1. The link will stay the same regardless of how many chapters are uploaded. The countdown to April 6 is officially on. ;)
Date published: 2010-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomeee!!! This is one of the truly greatest book's that I have ever read! I love this book! I think that chloe and derek should toallty be together and I am totally exited for the release of " The Reckoning"!
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from new member i new at this as you can see can someone tell me where kelley wrote about thebook?\
Date published: 2009-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I CANT WAIT THIS BOOK IS GONG TO BE SOOO GOOD OKAY SOO I GOT MOSTLY ALL MY FRIENDS HOOKED ON The Darkest Powers Series by kelley armstrong AND WE ARE ALL KILLING FOR THIS BOOK I WISH IT WAS OUT ALREADY
Date published: 2009-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOO GOOD FOR WORDS!! I have never been a reader... could not get into them at all.. but this series is too good not to read... finished it in no time... its soooo good it hurts! I cannot wait for the 3rd one.. especially since Kelley revealed that Chloe will have a boyfriend at the end... so it's getting more and more exciting. I CANNOT WAIT!!
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG BUT I'LL HAVE TO! I really and truly LOVED the Summoning and the Awakening! and really I bet every one will want the third one to come out a bit earlier. But with every good book you have to wait. ='( So who every needs good books to read choose this set. you won't want to miss it!!
Date published: 2009-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From the UK book listing: "The nail-biting climax to Kelley Armstrong's bestselling YA series. Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. First of all, she happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are on the run from the evil corporation who created them. To top it all, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf. Definitely not normal..." I can't wait. Eight months seems so long! (And I'll be honest with you guys: I kind of happily freaked out a bit when I read that summary, because I'm rooting for Derek.)
Date published: 2009-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG, I CAN NOT WAIT! I freaking love these books, I have read the first 2 books like 5 times, no joke, every time i read a book, and i finish it, when i have nothing to read, i come right back to these books, im so looking foreword to see what happens, but 8 more months is a LONG time to wait...CANT WAIT :D
Date published: 2009-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait! Wow, I can't wait for this book, it's probably one of the books I'm most looking forward to this year. When I read the first three chapters that Kelley posted a little while ago, I devoured it. Well, not quite, it would be pretty hard to eat a computer, but, seriously, the chapters were beyond words. Kelley Armstrong has the power to entrance even the most reluctant reader with her YA Otherworld trilogy. Get yourself in the loop and read these books! :)
Date published: 2009-08-25

– More About This Product –

The Reckoning: The Darkest Powers Trilogy, Book Iii

by Kelley Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.27 × 5.75 × 1.18 in

Published: April 6, 2010

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385665369

ISBN - 13: 9780385665360

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One     AFTER FOUR NIGHTS ON the run, I was finally safe, tucked into bed and enjoying the deep, dreamless sleep of the dead . . . until the dead decided they’d really rather have me awake. It started with a laugh that slid into my sleep and pulled me out of it. As I rose on my elbows, blinking and struggling to remember where I was, a whisper snaked around me, words indistinguishable.   I rubbed my eyes and yawned. Dull gray light shone through the curtains. The room was silent and still. No ghosts, thank God. I’d had enough in the last few weeks to last me a lifetime.   A scrape at the window made me jump. These days, every branch scratching the glass sounded like a zombie I’d raised from the dead, clawing to get in.   I went to the window and pulled back the curtains. It’d been nearly dawn by the time we got to the house, so I knew it had to be at least midmorning, but the fog outside was so thick I couldn’t see anything. I leaned closer, nose pressed to the cold glass.   A bug splattered against the window and I jumped a foot in the air. A laugh sounded behind me.   I whirled, but Tori was still in bed, whimpering in her sleep. She’d thrown off the covers and was curled up on her side, her dark hair spiked across the pillow.   Another chuckle erupted behind me. Definitely a guy’s laugh. But no one was there. No, strike that. I just couldn’t see anyone. For a necromancer, that doesn&rsq
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From the Publisher

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 take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

About the Author

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the author of New York Times bestselling The Summoning and The Awakening, as well as the internationally bestselling series, Women of the Otherworld. Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children.

Editorial Reviews

"There''s never a slow moment in their journey or a false line in Armstrong''s writing."
— Charlaine Harris, author of Dead to the World

"Kelley Armstrong has created a gritty, realistic world both teen and adult readers will enjoy. Edge-of-the-seat reading, with plenty of surprises. I want the next installment now!"
— Kim Harrison, author of White Witch, Black Curse

"Armstrong continues to captivate. I''m hooked!"
— Melissa Marr, author of Wicked Lovely

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17