The Rising

Paperback | April 8, 2014

byKelley Armstrong

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The heart-stopping final book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, from New York Times-bestselling author Kelley Armstrong! 
   Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by two powerful Cabals, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, they can't simply go to the authorities for help. All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable to the Cabals, and why their supernatural powers are getting more out of control. Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her, but she'll have to face them if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because she can't keep running forever.
     With all the twists, thrills, and romance that have made Kelley Armstrong an international bestseller--plus the surprising return of some favourite characters--The Rising will keep you under its spell long after the last page is turned.

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The heart-stopping final book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, from New York Times-bestselling author Kelley Armstrong!    Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by two powerful Cabals, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, they can't simp...

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning, and The Calling, The Gathering and The Rising. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling Women of the Otherworld series. Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children. Visit her ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.9 × 4.9 × 1.1 inPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385668597

ISBN - 13:9780385668590

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice good book
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book A great finale to a wonderful trilogy
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Ending! I am more than satisfied for this ending. I'm so glad I read this series <3 If you haven't than you should!!!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rising Another great series! The ending to this one was perfect. I wasn't left with any lingering questions, just wanting to find another book-series written by her!
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I personally love the supernatural and enjoyed both this series and the summoning series. I love how connections are made between the two groups and the ending was perfect; A must read to finish off a great series.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rising Good book, nice ending. Definitely would recommend it if you like supernatural storylines. It's a hard book to put down.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Very satisfying. Still want more stories of the teen crews.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome The series was very good, tied it all in with the previous series neatly done, it would be good to get an update bringing all characters into adulthood and what happens to their powers....just thinking out loud!
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rising Just awesome.... the trilogy was great but the ending awesome Will read more of her books. And I'll read the again.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series! Great read! Fabulous series! Thoroughly enjoyed, and highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The rising I read the other series first, I'm glad I put it in order! Its great starting and all but when you come to the ending, you'll start feeling warm inside. Just like this is how its supposed to be! I now what this to happen to me! I know I feel crazy! This book so far is my favorite! :-)
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The rising Cant wait for the next one
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great ending! Maya is back and as strong as ever. Only this time, she’s separated from her group of friends. We’re stuck alongside her as she experience one shocking revelation after another. Oh did I ever feel for Maya in this one. I have to admire how strong-willed and determined she was to do the right thing. I love strong female leads, and Maya has now been added to that list. What can I say about the ending? It was definitely predictable, but nonetheless, I understood why she wrote it that way. I still would have loved an ending that shocked me though. Now that would be a book to be remembered. Also, I was pleasantly happy with who Maya picks in the end. Such a cute couple! Another strong end to another YA trilogy, I know this won’t be Kelley’s last foray into teen books! Can’t wait to find out what Kelley’s next project is!
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! A great ending to the series and I'm happy for the Genesis and Phoenix groups.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rising Very good read. Kept me pulled in through the whole book. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Couldn't put it down
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rising Great teen read!
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The calling This book is great!! Wish there was more.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as The Darkest Powers Series. It wasn't as good as the Darkest Powers Series but it was still ok. It was kinda boring and didn't really have much action in it. The characters were good but i didn't like how the characters from the Darkest powers weren't in it as much as people were letting on. I also didn't really like the ending. I found that I didn't like the ending. It seemed that it was a cliffhanger and it was left unfinished. It also made me think, "After all that, it was all to get right back to the start?" The characters also seemed to have a few unresolved things. It was ok, But i didn't really like the ending.
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Ending to a Great Series! Um, yes to everything that went on in this book? So much happened, as in all the coolest things ever. Whereas in The Calling, the only thing that happened was them escaping and wandering around, now they have a purpose: find the teens from Project Genesis (ahem Chloe, ahem, Derek), and get them to help them negotiate (*cough* sabotage) St. Cloud’s and the Nasts for their freedom. While it takes them awhile to get to the Project Genesis people, the anticipation isn’t the only thing that drives the book. Maya meets her brother pretty early on in the book, and he’s a major character in the rest of the story, but their relationship as sister/brother doesn’t come easily to either character. Plus, the dreaded love triangle rears its ugly head. However, in this case, I was rooting for it to happen the entire time, because while Maya and Rafe’s relationship was cute and really passionate, it wasn’t what I was rooting for. So much happens in this book that it’s hard to sum up all my feelings for what went on. My favourite parts were definitely the ones when the old team arrived and were just plain awesome. Derek is SO Derek, and Chloe was sweet and awesome from the first moment, but it was really interesting to see other characters’ reactions to them. While they all thought Derek was an overprotective douche, Maya’s wariness around Chloe’s necromancy was cool, especially when she notices Chloe talking to Liz’s ghost. They’re not in Canada the whole time over the course of this book (mostly because they meet up with Project Genesis in the states), but they were around BC enough to be awesome enough for me. Maya’s twin’s jokes about Canada were also well-placed and original. I guess that makes sense, because Canadian’s tell the best jokes about themselves haha. We’re very self-deprecating. The only . . . weird . . . thing about this book is the ending. It’s not your typical ending. Not everything is resolved, and while I think it was the right thing for the characters’ to achieve, I definitely think Kelley Armstrong will continue this series in some way with these characters, and new ones, to carry on what Maya and her gang accomplished. Get ready for lots of action, mystery, and a ton of character development in this last installment of Kelley Armstrong’s The Darkness Rising trilogy. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in a new take on the paranormal genre and strong, female leads who know when to take care of themselves and when to rely on others’ for help.
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Another awesome book! Sad that it came to an end.
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from huge fan ive read everything from Kelly and never been disappointed. this was no exception. loved the ending. I only hope she keeps writing.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from huge fan ive read everything from Kelly and never been disappointed. this was no exception. loved the ending. I only hope she keeps writing.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Good end to this series. Some nice little tie-ins to the adult series without getting into too many of the characters. Sad that both series are done now though.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking awesome I enjoy all of Kelly's books so much, but I especially love this series! (I always wish that they would last me longer though!!)
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely awsome i got to start off by saying i cant belive this sores is over i loved the first part and now the sec part i been waiteing for this book and it was so awsome i do wish that chole and dirck were in it a bit more but i am gald they alll came back in it and i knew she was going to end up with him cant realy say who but u must read and u will find out 50 thumbs up
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous ending to series The Good Stuff Loved how much dry humour was in this installment. Always used when you needed it most. Got a big kick out of the American/Canadian snark (all done lovingly though) Actually learned a few things which is always a bonus Satisfying ending - wraps up a lot but still leaves it open enough if Kelley ever decides to write about this world again Some fabulous parental role models - one of my favorite part of this series is that not ALL the parents are useless or abusive Plenty of action and twists and turns I love all of Kelley's books, but I have to say this series has been my favorite of them all. Love how the author sums up what happened in the other two books in such a way that it gives a reminder to those who read them months before, yet not too much for those who maybe just finished them a couple of days ago. Characters feel very real, they all have faults, in other words people that you can relate to Strong friendships Positive mentions of natives - I'm living in Calgary now and cannot tell you how many people here make negative and derogatory comments about the local native population Loved that most of the series is set in Canada The Not So Good Stuff A wee bit of repetition in terms of the angsty moments - hard to explain without going spoiling anything Favorite Quotes/Passages "Which was not to say louts are obviously American - only ones who didn't realize they couldn't buy beer in any store." "You guys aren't really teens, are you?" Ash said. "They've brainwashed you into miniature adults, full of responsibility and good eating habits. I'm surprised you haven't bought a - " He noticed the toothbrush in my hand. "Seriously?| "Wild animal attacks on humans are rare, but all of the predators in Canada, the cougar may be the one most likely to do it. Obviously, this guy never got the memo. After this, he'd probably be going to zoos, climbing the enclosure, saying. "Here watch this ... " Famous last words, as yet another unfit human is removed from the gene pool." Who Should/Shouldn't Read Obviously if you enjoyed The Calling and The Gathering you are going to love this Fans of Kelley's other books And basically just anyone who enjoys a good story. Armstrong is a born storyteller which I consider to be one of the greatest gifts one can have 4.5 Dewey's
Date published: 2013-04-03

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Praise for Kelley Armstrong: • "This engaging read is plot-driven and action-packed." --School Library Journal  • "Comfortably mixing science, myth, and mystery, Armstrong creates a vivid world highlighted by appealing characters. Fans and newcomers alike will be eager for more after Armstrong's story drives to its pulse-pounding climax. " --Publishers Weekly  • "Armstrong begins her new series with a swift-paced start, creating memorable characters and interesting premises." --Booklist