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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (49,258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kelley Armstrong Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Darkest Powers Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780061776267
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If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Round two of Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy continues, following the first-person exploits of teenage necromancer Chloe Saunders...As the characters and their relationships evolve, the story foreshadows intriguing potential plot developments. Top notch as always!”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A page-turner. Readers will anticipate the book to follow.”

    VOYA

  • “Armstrong has some fun toying with supernatural teen thriller conventions, and the taut pacing should please fans of the exploding genre.”

    Booklist

  • “Armstrong does an admirable job of walking the fine line between making things too easy for the group and putting unnecessary obstacles in their path…even surpasses its predecessor, The Summoning.

    School Library Journal

  • “Teens grappling with their own transformations and alienating individuality will certainly follow these characters to the book’s final pages and into the next volume.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geli | 2/15/2014

    " I'm really starting to love this series. Although it can be slow at times it not boring. But like the first book, they leave you hanging wanting more! The writing is great and for a teen novel isnt at all preachy. And with all the other supernatural books other currently this one is very refreshing and different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexi Slobodnik | 2/14/2014

    " This book was my favorite in the series, not only do you learn more about the supernatural world but you learn more about Chloe and her friends. Tori's personality is explained and altered little by little, Chloe and Simon become closer. But I think Derek went through the most character development and bonding (other than Chloe) in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy Page | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this book so much I read it in two days. It was so good I couldn't put it down. I just read all weekend. This book put me on the edge of my seat while I read it. I cannot wait to get the next/last book to the series, "The Reckoning" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shy | 1/21/2014

    " It was as good as the first part of the series - maybe even better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vibeke | 1/18/2014

    " The pace certainly picked up and the plot thickens. Liked the whole roadtrip and bonding going on between our four supernaturals. I'm just waiting for Chloe and Derek to get together ;-) Sure Simon sound adorable but wolfie is just more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saga Bala | 1/11/2014

    " this is the other best book i have read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Dion | 1/7/2014

    " series review to come on my blog "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bjørnar Tuftin | 12/28/2013

    " There's something unsatisfactory about this book that I can't quite put my finger on. It's lacking a certain je nais se quois. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hallie | 9/12/2013

    " Loved it!!! Finished in two days!!! Reading third one now!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ika | 8/29/2013

    " Loved the entire trilogy as a young twelve year old. I'll probably re-read it and give it a proper review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 4/27/2013

    " I would give this book 3.5 stars. It is an interesting book but there are a lot of slower parts to the story. I will finish out the trilogy but I won't say it is a favorite of mine. I heard really good things about this author so I hope her other books are better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 1/20/2013

    " Once I started this book was unable to put it down I really enjoyed reading the trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 11/9/2012

    " Another lovely read from Kelley Armstrong... the 2nd book continues the 'adventure' of the young people with super natural powers... The characters are lovely and I am liking Derek more and more... so far there are not many answers but hopefully this will change in the final book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimei | 10/21/2012

    " Awesome sequal. Things just got a lot more difficult and dangerous for Chloe and her friends as they race to escape their captors. Action packed and always leaving you wondering what is going to happen. And I absolutely adore the werewolf boy! SO akward; I love him! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 10/9/2012

    " Interesting plot development, but slower than the first. I'll definitely be finishing the series, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Wilch | 8/17/2012

    " I have read a lot of paranormal and have to say that this series has creeped me out the most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 6/15/2012

    " This one was much better than 'The Summoning'. The characters have grown a bit, and that alone made it easier to get into. I just love Kelley's writing. She really knows how to suck you into a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianne | 6/5/2012

    " I like the twists in this one. I can't wait to read the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nolena | 6/2/2012

    " This story just keeps getting better. Great ghost story mixed with all kinds of crazy madness. You won't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chesra | 4/15/2012

    " FABULOUS BOOK. I'm excited to start on the next! Thank goodness all three books are already out and I don't have to wait for forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/2/2012

    " The "scary" zombie bat part made me laugh, but I liked Chloe and Derek's solitary travel/getting to know each other section. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly LeCompt | 11/19/2011

    " Okay, so this series just keeps getting better! Seriously this book is better than the first one! A great, fun, exciting, action filled series! Take a minute to check it out! Now I'm off to read the next book because I MUST know what is about to happen....RIGHT NOW!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/20/2011

    " This book basically introduced me to the idea of raising the dead, and started me fascination with zombies in reading. Definitely a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inaara | 5/19/2011

    " it was a gub book, i like all the sci fi,mystery, ghosty supernatural stuff, so for me it wass my type of book. wish i could raise the dead!(jk) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriestie | 5/12/2011

    " little boring.. but story much better than before.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 5/7/2011

    " Want to know my review? Just read what I wrote for 'The Reckoning' =D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 5/2/2011

    " This book was as awesome as the first one, even better! I LOOOOOOOOVE this series SO much, it's awesome. I'm starting the next book right now, and I read a little bit in between, and she rejects simon D: NOOOOOOO.

    Anyways, I LOVED this book, so go read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/2/2011

    " Loved it as much as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 5/1/2011

    " Amazing i love all of Kely Armstorngs teen books :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayden | 4/29/2011

    " This is really my favorite book! I love this entire series!! "

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About the Author
Author Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts, demons, and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She is the author of the Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, the Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series, and the Nadia Stafford crime series. She lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with her husband, kids, and far too many pets.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine. To date, she has narrated over one hundred audiobooks, earned eleven Earphones Awards, and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns for Samsung, Silk Soy Milk, and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.