The Rising

By Kelley Armstrong
Published on April 9, 2013
Published by Harper Teen
Source: Damaris from Good Choice Reading
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. 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.

Wow, that was a fabulous conclusion to the Darkness Rising series!  It ended up pretty much exactly how I wanted to.  I know many people complain about this series (especially the second book) because ALL THEY DO is hide in the woods.  Well, if you weren't a fan of the second book, you probably won't be a huge fan of the third one either because a huge chunk of this book is set in the wilderness too.  As for me- well they DID spend a lot of time in the forest, but I never felt like the book was dragging.

The love triangle of Maya, Daniel, and Rafe comes to a head in this third book.  The relationship triangle is resolved and I am SO HAPPY with the way it was!  (But I won't reveal who Maya decides to be with).  I think the author was very true to who Maya is as a character by writing the ending that she did and although the book didn't go the way I expected, I was incredibly satisfied with the way it did.

The only downside to this book and series?  I didn't really get to know any of the side characters as much as I wanted to.  I want to know more about Haley, Corey, Sam, and the new characters introduced.  I wish that the author could write a novella or something set in the future to give me closure about these characters.

All in all this was a fabulous book and the end to a very solid series.  I am eager to see where this author goes next- I really enjoy her style of writing and am a fan of the stories that she creates!

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