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The Rising (Darkness Rising Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A must read!

Ive read The Darkest Powersvand The Darkest Rising and fell in love with both series.
I literally squealed when i read the reapperance of Chloe and Derek(my boyfriend still teases my about that)because i just loved them.
I will admit that the ending was a little disappo...
Ive read The Darkest Powersvand The Darkest Rising and fell in love with both series.
I literally squealed when i read the reapperance of Chloe and Derek(my boyfriend still teases my about that)because i just loved them.
I will admit that the ending was a little disappointing and rushed. I mean after sometime of running,from both groups,they just gave up so easily. That didnt make any sense to me,but im understanding why they did.
And also how Maya switched from Rafe to Daniel was not really surprising but rather shocking. It was predictable she'd be with Daniel in the end,but it happened a little too fast for my liking.
I hope Kelley will continue to write for this series because neither me nor the series are done yet. Im not ready for it to be over with because the ending left me hanging. The series cant be finished yet because their story cannot end with them as prisoners,they all need to fight back for their freedom,and i want to be able to read through their most exciting battle.

posted by 17673714 on April 15, 2013

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I've read all of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld books and short s

I've read all of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld books and short stories. I loved the Darkest Powers series and fell in love with the characters. I was excited for the Darkness Rising series but found that the first book fell flat. The second one was great so I was exceed...
I've read all of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld books and short stories. I loved the Darkest Powers series and fell in love with the characters. I was excited for the Darkness Rising series but found that the first book fell flat. The second one was great so I was exceedingly excited for the the third one but this one too fell flat.

To be honest it felt like Ms. Armstrong had already given up on the series. There was no more character development so the characters seemed completely transparent. Some of the main characters didn't seem to have many lines. The character Ash was a total waste of time acting like an immature 8 year old and really not developing anymore through out the book. There was no steady setting and the author seemed to not really care how it ended as long as it did. The final solution was a total cop out and in the original series no one would have gone along with it. But now everyone simply nodded their heads said "That seems logical even though it goes against everything we've done in the previous books so uh...let's just do that." I was excited for the meet up between the two series characters but it was short and the original characters didn't act or even seem like themselves. I felt no personal connection to any of the characters in this book. Even ones that I had liked before. Live or die I didn't really care because it was like reading about cardboard cutouts.

This seems harsh but I'm simply being honest. I love love love Ms. Armstrong's work and The Darkest Powers serious was fantastic and so fast paced I suppose I was just very disappointed when this book didn't live up to her name. It honestly felt like she'd just given up and wanted to get it over with. I'm not saying don't read it. If you've read the Darkest Powers and/or the Darkness Rising series go for it. You'll want to see how it ends. Just don't expect a very satisfying end. I literally finished the book and went "That's it?" The book felt like it should have been #2 in the series. Put the first and the second book together made this the second then finish with another installment. I kept waiting for it to feel like the end, the final showdown like it was in The Reckoning but it never quite got there. The book skipped around from place to place never really finding where it belonged or the setting it needed to stay in. The relationships weren't great. The final explanation for Maya's feelings was just ridiculous. I'm sorry maybe you disagree that's fine but I thought that again it was a cop out. Like I said it's not a bad book but it didn't live up to expectations. It's worth a read especially if you've read her previous YA books or even her Women of the Otherworld series (which I seriously suggest if you haven't). I was just hoping for something more. It took me a while to finish it because it never really turned into a page-turner.

posted by K_Fancy on April 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    urghgh!!!! Seriously, anonymous, april 15, 203 person!!! I was g

    urghgh!!!! Seriously, anonymous, april 15, 203 person!!! I was going to read the book, you didn't hav 2 give it away!! ughhhhhhh! U suck

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    Posted June 14, 2013

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