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The Rising (Darkness Rising Series #3)

The Rising (Darkness Rising Series #3)

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The race for survival comes to a thrilling conclusion in the heart-stopping finale to the Darkness Rising trilogy, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Things 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

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The race for survival comes to a thrilling conclusion in the heart-stopping finale to the Darkness Rising trilogy, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Things 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.

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 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.

With all the twists, thrills, and romance that have made Kelley Armstrong an international bestseller, plus the surprising return of some fan-favorite characters, The Rising will hold you under its spell long after its breathtaking end.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kasey Giard
Maya and her friends have been on the run since they discovered their roles as test subjects in an experiment to resurrect supernatural abilities. Worse than that, they have now become mixed up in a war between rival groups, both of whom want the supernatural teens for their own use. With nowhere to go and only one possible contact left, Maya seeks a meeting with someone who might help. Turns out his help means putting up with an awful lot of attitude and a part of Maya's past she is not ready to face. More than that, as Maya and her friend Corey's abilities continue to develop, so do the frightening side effects. Experiment leaders, the St. Cloud and Nast Cabals may be able to counter the side effects with medication, but access to the treatment means surrender and a life in a gilded cage for Maya's team. Protecting her freedom means Maya has to discover a way to negotiate with the Cabals. Fraught with angst and romantic tension, The Rising delivers a story of desperate teens battling for independence, frantically trying to sort out who they can trust; and addresses issues of adoption, abandonment, and what it takes to make a family. While Armstrong nails some of the characters and tense moments with keen dialogue, the pacing of the narrative often summarized scenes which would have deepened the story. Readers who enjoyed Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver will enjoy this paranormal novel as well. Reviewer: Kasey Giard
Booklist
“Maya and her friends turn and fight in this final volume of the Darkness Rising trilogy. Fans will savor the many cinematic moments.”
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—On the run from two powerful Cabals that want to control their supernatural abilities, Maya Delaney and company are struggling to find the answers they need to master their powers, to make sense of their situation and determine whom they can trust. Following a lead, they discover Maya's twin brother, Ash, who is gifted but not a shape-shifter like Maya. He is able to share some key information that convinces her and her friends that they must fight the Cabals to regain some semblance of normalcy. In this conclusion to the trilogy, Armstrong expertly weaves an action-packed plot full of intrigue and suspense with a dynamic cast of characters. Readers will identify with the issues of friendship, trust, belonging, and betrayal, and with Maya's emotional turmoil over her feelings for Rafe and Daniel. A captivating read that includes a stunning conclusion featuring characters from Armstrong's "The Darkest Powers" trilogy (HarperCollins).—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
Kirkus Reviews
This final book in the Darkness Rising trilogy resolves the issues introduced in the first two and continues to expand the large cast of characters. Sixteen-year-old Maya can turn into a mountain lion, although not at will. Stress and anger cause the change, which can come at inconvenient times, and the more time she spends as a cat, the harder it is to control her anger. Nearly every time seems inconvenient while Maya and her friend Daniel and boyfriend Rafe, both also endowed with paranormal gifts, are on the run from a wealthy cabal that wants to capture them. In an earlier installment, the cabal faked the teens' deaths in a helicopter crash, severing them from their families and the small Canadian town that had sheltered them for years. Maya wants her former happy life and family back. The plot thickens when Maya learns that her own biological father runs the cabal and that other, rival cabals have entered the picture. Can Maya continue her romance with Rafe when he becomes jealous of her deep friendship with Daniel? How will Maya's newfound twin brother Ash fit in? Armstrong delivers, although only those who have read the previous books will understand everything that's going on. Maya's confusion over her romance and friendship resolves with some maturity, breaking with conventions in a nicely effective way. A satisfying conclusion for those following the series. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062202987
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Darkness Rising Series , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
28,469
File size:
746 KB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.

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