Review: ‘The Rising’ by Kelley Armstrong

I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘The Rising’ by Kelley ArmstrongThe Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Darkness Rising #3
Published by Doubleday Canada on April 2nd, 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Supernatural, Wolves, Young Adult
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover
Source: requested from publisher
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.

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.

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Maya is back and as strong as ever. Only this time, she’s separated from her group of friends. We’re stuck alongside her as she experience one shocking revelation after another. Oh did I ever feel for Maya in this one. I have to admire how strong-willed and determined she was to do the right thing. I love strong female leads, and Maya has now been added to that list.

What can I say about the ending? It was definitely predictable, but nonetheless, I understood why she wrote it that way. I still would have loved an ending that shocked me though. Now that would be a book to be remembered. Also, I was pleasantly happy with who Maya picks in the end. Such a cute couple!

Another strong end to another YA trilogy, I know this won’t be Kelley’s last foray into teen books! Can’t wait to find out what Kelley’s next project is!


Every girl has to put up with that. It doesn’t matter what color her skin is. (119)





  1. Jaclyn

    October 31, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I love this series, and I found the ending a particularly daring choice on Armstrong’s part.

  2. Kyla Alyanna Fontalva

    September 16, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    Sounds great 😀

  3. Denise Z

    September 16, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    I so want to read this trilogy. Thank you for sharing and confirming my intuition that it is yummy!

  4. Eva Millien

    September 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Thanks for sharing your review. I didn’t know about this series.

  5. fatma shahin

    September 14, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    sounds amazing! I love Kelley Armstrong!

  6. Laura

    September 14, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    ive been wanting to read this series for so long! glad to see that you’ve been enjoying it! BTW, cant wait for your next book haul post 😀

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