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?