Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review of The Reckoning

My review of The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong is based on a hardcover copy of the book that I borrowed from my local library. The following review is my honest opinion.

Goodreads Summary: "My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal.
But normal is one thing I'm not.
For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer—but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf.

Not normal.
My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us—permanently.
Definitely not normal.
And finally, I'm a genetically altered necro-mancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.
As far away from normal as it gets."

In the first book you got to know the characters as they were, in the second they were beginning to grow and in this novel the reader was able to see a glimpse of who they were bound to become. I really liked this cast of characters.

I'm thrilled to say that Chloe chose the brother that I had hoped for all along.

The plot twists in this book, and in the other two, were crazy. Try as I might I could never see everything coming. I could get a sense of one thing only to have something else throw me into an entirely different direction. The constant action or feeling as if you were only in the eye of the storm before the next wave of action hit kept me interested and eagerly flipping pages.

When I first started reading this series I wasn't sure what I was going to make of it but having closed the final book of the trilogy I can honestly say I'm so glad that I was convinced to pick it up in the first place. All three books were action-packed with a hint of romance, lots of the supernatural and all around just great reads. I'm happy to say that the this, the third and final book in the trilogy, was a great ending that tied everything together leaving just enough to the imagination. Some books end and it's so final you just can't think of those characters as exisiting any more, it's as if when you closed the book they were done, this ending while closing the basic plot leaves room for wondering how the characters are fairing in their new lives which I appreciate as I'm not quite ready to leave them yet.

I'm giving The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong a four out of five review.


  1. YES. Thank you for choosing _______ over _________, Chloe! :) I remember when I first grabbed this book that I flippped straight to the back of the book to see who it was she ended up with <3 I loved this series too... so glad I picked them up. Have you read The Gathering yet? I have it on my shelf but I haven't gotten a chance to dive in yet. Great review! :)


  2. LOL. Yay for being on the same team! I think I might have flipped to the end too. I haven't read The Gathering yet, I'll definitely be checking it out.

    Thank you! :]

  3. I still haven't finished this series! I wasn't a huuuuge fan of the first, but the second was an improvement. sure I'll read this eventually. I'm glad you were satisfied by the end!

    The Cait Files

  4. It was the same way for me. I liked it well enough, I mean the first wasn't terrible but I probably wouldn't have continued if so many people hadn't told me that it gets better.

  5. I STILL need to read this series!!! I read the first book like last year and then I never got a chance to pick up the rest!!! After reading your review I totally want too!!! Great review :)

    Happy Holidays!


  6. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. I'm looking forward to picking up her next series.

    Thank you!