Darkest Powers Book #1
by Kelley Armstrong
Read August 2009
I am so happy to move on to something other than Inkdeath! That sounds really horrible, but I just struggled through that book! It was nice to change subject matter.
I am back to my normal reading self, taking a day or two to read a book rather than weeks! I think it helped that I really enjoyed this book. I’m going to have to go out and buy the second in the series now. 🙂
The first thing I have to say is, “NOOOOOOOOOOoOOooooooOOO! You can’t stop there!” This book ended too soon for me!
Chloe Saunders is seeing ghosts. Everyone, including Chloe herself, thinks she is crazy, schizophrenic to be exact. She is sent to live in a group home for teenagers with mental illness. She begins to believe she isn’t so crazy after all. There is something strange happening to her, and in the group home in general. While she is there, she befriends other teens with odd symptoms as well and makes an enemy of one moody, disturbed girl.
I loved Chloe’s inner monologue (dialogue?!?! Not sure which word I want to use there!). It read with lots of sarcasm and self-doubt. It made Chloe very likable as a character. Her comments and her unwillingness to accept that she is actually seeing ghosts makes her believable. I hate when you read a story and someone just accepts something paranormal without doubt. Would anyone really do that in real life? I think not! You would think you are crazy, dreaming, drinking too much coffee….anything before you believed it was ghosts or werewolves or zombies!
I really am looking forward to reading the second book in the series, The Awakening. I hope it is as action-packed as the first book. It feels good to be back in my normal reading routine!
390 Pages Paperback Edition (Really!?!?! It didn’t seem that long at all! I thought it was much shorter)
Published 2008 by Harper Collins (Harper Teen)