Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.I’m still a little indecisive about The Reckoning. It started off very slow for me, almost to the point where I didn’t become excited at the idea of picking it up anymore. But towards the middle, when the action started, I was instantly hooked again.
A lot more is revealed about the characters this time. Tori has surprising connections to someone in the gang, there are betrayals that you wouldn’t see coming and Chloe learns a lot more about her ability to speak to and raise the dead. I think Armstrong did a fantastic job at building the intensity (especially between Derek and Chloe) but somewhere near the end, it just kind of fell flat for me.
The book ended and I literally sat there gaping. I loved the scene that it ended on (*squeal*), I just don’t think it was the right scene to close it. Nothing seemed to close. Instead of answering questions that were still there from the first book, it just kind of left us hanging, as if there’ll be a fourth book. I know that a new series that takes place in the world of Darkest Powers is coming out, but I was disappointed that I wouldn’t get closure on these characters and these stories.
Overall, it had its ups and downs, but The Reckoning was my least favorite of the series. While I very much enjoyed the new developments in Chloe an Derek’s relationship, the rest of the book lacked enough answers and information for me to really appreciate the ending. Regardless, it was a good book and if you’re a fan of the first two, it’s basically a necessity for you to check this one out!