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Comments for The Rising

The Rising: 12/23/14

cover artThe Rising by Kelley Armstrong is the conclusion to the Darkness Rising series. Maya and friends are in the custody of the St. Clouds. They want nothing than to escape.

And that's basically the entire plot: dealing with imprisonment, creating an escape plan, actually escaping, and their flight. And of course, it's a chance for a crossover with the Darkest Powers series.

But the problem is that the characters don't mesh that well. All that this grand meeting did was remind me of just how much Chloe and friends annoyed me.

I really hoped more would be done with Maya and her brother's backstory. There were missed opportunities here to blend the paranormal with Native American legends (both of Maya's adoptive mother's and her biological mother's) and more importantly, the on-going disparity between reservation and non reservation life.

 

 

Three stars

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