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The Rising (Darkness Rising) Hardcover – April 2, 2013
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I am a huge fan of the original series and the previous two books in this series, and I'm sad that it ended on such a dull note.
Maya, a teenager with a newly discovered cougar shapeshifting ability, is on the run with friends Corey and Daniel. They are fleeing after finding out that the small, sheltered and remote community they grew up in was little more than a large experiment for breeding kids with special powers. The experiment was about to come to an abrupt end and their parents have been captured and told that the kids have died in a helicopter crash. They are on their own. Now two rival Cabals, powerful supernatural families set up like large corporations, are seeking them to find ways to exploit their abilities. Will they be able to trust someone from the outside world for help? Perhaps they will be retaken by the Cabal they escaped from or found by the rival group looking to seize an asset. Either way, they are in for some close calls and readers are going to get plenty of suspense!
There is nary a break in the action in this whole series and it is hard to put this book down once you get started. One of the great world building techniques the Armstrong draws from is the ability to bring in supernaturals from her other books for guest appearances and weave them into the story. I was just dying for this to happen all throughout this trilogy and was finally rewarded for my wait in this final book. The characters are well written and likeable and leave you wanting to know more even at the end. I sure hope there are more adventures planned for these characters!Read more ›
The love triangle between Daniel and rafe was a little bit strained at some parts, but I am glad that she ended up with __________. (Lol I can't spoil it for you).
I wish we got to see the relationship between ash, maya and their dad develop more than what occurred.
Overall, it was a fun, suspenseful, paranormal, y.a. series.
The story was just great! There's something about the stories Kelley writes about teenagers with supernatural powers running away from evil people that I just absolutely love! Okay, I know what that something is: Action! And tons of it! In fact, The Rising started off with fast paced action the sucked me in and would not let me go until the story was told! I also loved the fact the despite the situation Maya and her friends were in, I swear, I was laughing like every other page! I love books with humor :)
And then the characters... so many diverse characters and we even get to see some new ones! But even though we have SO many characters, it is not overwhelming, and that is nice!
Ash, oh my gods, love! Under all that jerk-like exterior he really is a sweet guy. And then there's Daniel... I ADORE Daniel! I like Rafe okay, but I am totally Team Daniel! He is just the sweetest, and as you may know, I have a soft spot for sweet guys ;) THe one character that really ended up surprising me was Antone. I seriously HATED the guy... the vil bastard! But after this book... I don't know what to think. I wont say I like him, but my perspective on him has certainly changed. Oh and don't even get me started on the fact the the Darkest Powers crew is BACK!! Eeeep! I was very excited to read this book, specifically for this reason! It was just amazing seeing these old characters we know and love interact with the new characters we've become fond of. I seriously love cross-overs like this :)
I thought the ending was satisfactory and yet unusual.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great series. I couldn't put it down. This is the last book in the darkness rising trilogy and it has a great ending. 5 stars!!Published 1 month ago by christine bishop
It was not what I had expected at all but I was locked in the whole time. Would love more romance but it was a great seriesPublished 2 months ago by jayla carroll
I am never disappointed when it comes to Kelley Armstrong. She paints such vivid, imaginative pictures of unique, lovable, and relatable characters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alyssa Douglass
Good ending, even if another reviewer told ahead of time how it ended. Almost didn't finish the book because of it, but the writing kept me interested even though I knew how it... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Burns through books
As with most love triangles, the guy I want doesn't get picked. In the grand scheme of things that isn't the most important part of the story. So I'm okay with that. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KBirnley
This book was an amazing read! I'm especially glad that all the characters from both trilogies were brought together and found homes and some happiness!Published 10 months ago by George
Armstongs whole series was wonderful. A series you never wanted to out down.Published 11 months ago by Deborah DiVirgilio