Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Synopsis (from BN.com):  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 necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.

As far away from normal as it gets.

I enjoyed this book just as much as the first two in the series. It had its ups and downs, but most books do. I'll start with the ups, shall I?

There are lots of dead people and ghosts and corpses. That's an up, right?

There were a couple of unexpected turns. Who doesn't love those?

Some of the mysteries are solved. You can stop guessing now.

Now for the downs.

It got a little slow sometimes.

The end left you with a feeling of incompleteness (which is because the story isn't complete, I'm told, but it's still annoying).

Some of it was slightly redundant.

So what's my overall opinion of this book? I enjoyed it. I've read it a couple of times. I'll probably continue to read it. It's still on my shelf. Everyone should go read it if they haven't already, unless they have some kind of weird aversion to ghosts. If you're a paranormal fan, you'd probably really like this book. And that's my opinion of The Reckoning.

Up next for review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (accompanied by a giveaway), followed by The Book Thief.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Just hopping by today. I've read quite a bit of Kelley Armstrong's stuff, and enjoyed it.
    The Steel Bookshelf


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