The Rising by Kelley Armstrong

Posted April 4, 2013 by Sara | Novel Novice 1 Comment

Kelley Armstrong’s Darkness Rising trilogy comes to an explosive conclusion with The Rising, which sees the teens of Salmon Creek face their true powers — and fight to control their own futures.

the risingThings are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong’s New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.

Action, danger, and romance collide within the pages of The Rising, as Armstrong brings her latest YA epic trilogy to a surprising conclusion. As this series has unfolded, so, too, have secrets within the characters’ world — and this final entry is no exception.

As new truths are revealed, and new twists unfold, the characters must choose their own priorities. Family, love, fate, their futures … these are all heavy decisions that weigh on Maya and her friends as they face the Cabals fighting to control them. And in the end, they learn that sometimes it’s not about winning — but about choosing the lesser evil.

I’ve said all along that I think this series would make a brilliant TV show (along the lines of “The Vampire Diaries”), and I stand by that statement. Armstrong writes with a cinematic voice that would easily translate to an on-screen, episodic format. Action, danger, and twists around every corner — The Rising is a book that will keep readers on their toes.

The Rising is in stores now.

Sara | Novel Novice

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