Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.
Title: The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication Date:April 28, 2009
My thoughts: I'm really bad at writing reviews about books I didn't like. In fact, I think this is the first book I've ever given a 1/5. Why you ask? Because NOTHING happened.
The Awakening is the second of three books in this series, and I read The Summoning with high hopes. I had heard RAVE reviews about Kelley Armstrong's books, and I just couldn't figure out why. The Summoning was not a good book, in my opinion. In fact, it was REALLY boring. That being said, I wanted to see if I had maybe just missed what everyone else seemed to like, so I picked up the second book. It was worse.
The main thing about this book is that nothing happened. The plot didn't advance at all. I just kept reading it...waiting for something to happen, and it never did. In fact, when something did finally happen the book was over. It sort of reminded me of the Land Before Time (I know, this has NOTHING to do with dinosaurs, bear with me) My dad used to see us watching those movies and say "it's the screaming dinosaur movies!" Because that was all that ever happened. They were constantly being chased by something. This book was the same...they were constantly running from something, and NEVER got anywhere.
I'm sad I can't see why everyone enjoys these books so much...but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.