Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Have you read my review on the previous books of this trilogy?
The Summoning and The Awakening

Warning: may include spoilers

Synopsis: Chloe and her friends are still on the run, still in danger, and still having issues controlling their powers. Throughout it all, Chloe has to decide which brother she likes more: the socially acceptable cutie or the grumpy werewolf.  Chloe is ready to take a stand and fight for her heart, her friends, and her family.

Theme: In this final novel of the Darkest Powers trilogy there is an underlying running thread about social acceptance.  In fact, it flows throughout the entire trilogy. Chloe trying to fit in with her friends by pretending to have a crush on a boy. Chloe trying to come to terms with a mental illness and discovers how terrifying a psychological disorder is for others. Chloe learning to accept the different powers each teenager has rather than fearing them. Chloe having to choose between her feelings and fitting in with her friends. In the end, the only way to be truly happy is to be true to yourself.

Quote: “You know how blind people need seeing-eye dogs? Well, apparently werewolves could really use door-opening poltergeists.”

The Verdict: Go out and buy The Gathering, the first book of the Darkness Rising trilogy.  I can’t get enough of this series!

If you had to choose between someone who is socially accepted, but you didn’t love or the person you did love, but could cause you to become an outcast, what would you do?

Previous Reviews: The SummoningThe Awakening

Author: JaimeKristal

JaimeKristal is a freelance editor and writer. She started her book review blog "Tales of a Booklover" for the enjoyment of sharing her love of reading.

One thought on “Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. I have been wanting to buy the Summoning for so long! And now I want it more, hahaha. I gues I’ll have to save some money, tho. Great review, Jai!!


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