Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong

The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)The Rising (Darkness Rising #3)
Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: April 2, 2013

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it's not like they can just 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, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's New York Timesbestselling Darkness Rising trilogy

Nineteen. That's how many books I've read in this world. And it's over. All the series have ended. I was not ready to let go yet.

Okay. This isn't my favorite trilogy but I have quite grown to like it. Despite the length, I flew through this book, which I regret doing considering it's the last book I will ever read in this world (possibly). Anyway, it was very fast-paced and addicting. 

There is quite a collective crew in these books. Up until this book Maya and Daniel have been my favorite characters. However, in this book I realized just how entertaining the rest of the group is. They were pretty funny actually. And I loved a certain new character that joins the crew (can't say who because it  would be a spoiler).

If you've been following my reviews of this trilogy, you'll know why I've been looking forward to this particular book for three years: because we finally see more of Chloe and the gang from The Darkest Powers trilogy. All I can say on that topic is I was quite satisfied.

I did find this book anti-climatic. I was fine with the way it ended, but it didn't feel like there was one big epic scene. I mean, there was a final battle scene, I guess, but it was no more epic than any other fight scene. However, it didn't exactly end like I was expecting, but I was fine with it. 

So, to sum it, The Rising was not the conclusion I was looking for, but I did enjoy the ride. 


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