by Kathy Davie
Second in the Darkest Powers young-adult, paranormal series, Awakening is more of a bridge in the series as we learn the purpose and history from which Chloe, Simon, Derek, and Tori are escaping.
The minor plot provides opportunities for some of them to explore their interrelationships and their powers as they figure out how to survive on the streets and evade their captors.
A very enjoyable read with interesting characters. The dialog was well done in that it felt accurate for teens without overusing teen vernacular.