Published April 2nd 2013by HarperCollins
The Rising is one of those books that you literally cannot put down once you started to read it. It has all the elements that I look for in a YA fantasy; heart-stomping action, a strong heroine, secondary characters that are not one-dimensional and romance that is believable and swoon worthy. This book is a certainly a wild roller coaster ride from the start to the end. The plotline is so unpredictable that you can't really expect what's going to happen next.
As one by one of the original gang from Salmon Creek gets captured by the secret organization that created them, Maya and her remaining friends are desperate to find help and get to the bottom of things. Fans of the Darkest Powers will be thrilled to know that Chloe and her supernatural friends also make an appearance in this book. And as the two different group joined forces to fight against the St. Clouds, you can expect some major action scenes. Maya also get reunited with her long lost twin brother. On the romance side, I'm so glad that Maya finally come to her senses and pick the right guy in the end.
I was hoping for a different solution with the St. Clouds but the way that the author ended the series might just make way for a continuation of the story featuring characters from both the Darkest Powers and the Darkness Rising series. I'm really hoping that will happened in the near future.
Verdict: 4 stars.
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