The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) by Kelley Armstrong

The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)

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 t...

Details The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)

TitleThe Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)
Release DateApr 2nd, 2013
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural

Reviews The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)

  • Eve
    Woah woah woah that was awesome. IT'S OVEEERRR *sobs*What a great way to end such a great series. Kelley Armstrong, you're fantastic. Just to get this out of the way: DEREK AND CHLOE AND SIMON AND TORI SHOWED UP AND EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL The only reason why I did rate this book 4 stars instead of five was that it, surprisingly, started out slow for me. The first 70 or so pages were kind of lagging. The last half of the book, however, was every...
  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
    AFTER READING: This book is most definitely the best book in the series!So much happens in this book, many questions do get answered, and,yes, we get to see are friends from Darkest Powers again!Was there anything I didn't like about this book? Not really, but there are some things that I wish we got to see more of.1. Our friends from Darkest Powers.They only appeared during the last 1/4 of the book. While I don't like how they weren't in the boo...
  • Nina
    For the first time EVER I'm hoping for a love triangle in the third book.I love Daniel :)
  • Brie
    Why am I being punished for being a loyal fan who reads books as soon as they come out? 2013:(
  • Sandra
    Yep, you've seen that right. I gave 3 stars to the last book in one of my top fav trilogy of all time, and also to one of my fav authors. I also gave 3 stars to a book i have been anticipating and dying to read for about a year. Disappointment won't describe how i feel, more like shock. And i don't mean 'shock' in a good kind of way. My hopes and believe in the author went straight to hell. It was like being slapped in the face, man. For those w...
  • Alicia
    Whoop! Can't wait to see Chloe and Derek again :D Also, can't wait to see what happens next /yearlonganticipation.Love this cover :o !/justfinished. OMG THAT WAS AWESOME *A* KJDSAKJDDJHSKJDSJDHS
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Bullet Review:That was AWFUL. Running around for 400 billion pages, all the info dumping, all the prolonged action sequences, all the forced romance (because EVERYONE has to tell us about Team Daniel as the two have ZERO chemistry) for THAT SHIT ENDING?!NO STARS.Full review to come when I am done doing damage to this waste of paper.Full Review:After the events of "The Calling", Maya, Daniel and Corey are in Vancouver on the run. They try to track...
  • Handoah
    I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!!!!!! If I had to choose only one book to read in 2013 it would have to be this one. I have waited two years to see Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Tori again. I loved those guys, and while I was happy with the ending, I was not satisfied. Darkness Rising has been a good series. I love Rafe and Maya together and I love Daniel as well. I like the characters a lot in Darkness rising, but this trilogy doesn't have th...
  • Wendy Darling
    I read this for Derek and Chloe. But even they couldn't resuscitate my interest in this series. Bleh.
  • Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
    *2.75/5 stars*Definitely better than book two. It took me some time to get into the plot, but I quite enjoyed the last part of this book. And the epilogue was so freaking sweet! I also liked how the ending was a more of a conclusion to The Darkest Powers series. We got to see the trio from that trilogy, I was especially glad about Chloe and Derek's comeback! “We'll meet you here. Hopefully everyone will be in human form." A wry smile. "Though I...
  • Amanda
    These books are all amazeballs but can Maya stop lying/withholding info from Daniel. it's annoying and pointless. this is a spoiler if you haven't read the last book but...Maya needs to tell Daniel and EVERYONE her suspicions about Nicole. Nicole can easily put them all in danger and could turn on them in a heartbeat and they all trust her. Maya needs to get over sparing Daniel's feelings and save their lives...yeah. It's not like Daniel can real...
  • Ashley
    Can't wait to read this book! Love the cover, I like the Darkness Rising Trilogy but I miss the characters from The Darkest Powers Trilogy, and now that they are coming back I'm even more excited to read this book. Just Oh my gosh, it's been like two years since I finished TDP but I still remember all of them, I can't wait to read more about Chloe & Derek & Simon and the rest of the gang. I hope something good happens for Simon because he just go...
  • Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
    Looking forward to seeing Derek and Chloe again.
  • Page
    Well... um. Yeah. I don't know how I feel about this. First things first - I really truly honestly think that the Phoenix kids - and their story - could have been nixed. The whole lot. I did not like Maya... or Daniel... or the Nasts... meh. Give me 3 more books of Chloe, Derek and the St. Clouds, and I would be really happy. I just didn't connect with this storyline or these supernaturals. And I really just wanted to slap around Maya's stupid br...
  • Patti
    I did not like this at all. So anti-climactic. And there probably won't be a continuation with Projects Valhalla and Thunderbird. There seemed to be a hint for future adult books but if it's from Maya's POV I won't be reading it.
  • Ferdy
    3.5 stars - SpoilersThis was the best book in the trilogy, that's not to say it was good, it was just okay for the most part. The main reason I gave it 3.5 stars was because The Darkest Power gang made an appearance and because I liked the ending… Not the romantic ending just the resolution between the bad guys (the Cabals/the Nasts/the St Clouds) and good guys (the teens - Maya, Chloe, Daniel…).-I was disappointed that most of the story cons...
  • Laura
    Hopefully there's actually SOMETHING that happens in this book. All they did in the last one was just run around, get caught, escape, and then run around and get caught again. Oh wait, and then escape again. Wash, rinse, repeat.
  • Kristy
    Let me first start by saying that I won this ARC through Kelley Armstrong's news letter. If you have not read any of her books I strongly recommend you do. Especially her Darkest Powers Trilogy and her Darkness Rising Trilogy. They are wonderful to get into and read. They keep you wondering what will happen next.I will not get into to many details about this book because it will just give away all the secrets and ruin much of the book. Which I fe...
  • Anne
    Kelly Armstrong is a great writer. That's why I can't bring myself to give this anything less than 4 stars. I just can't. The story is so darn well written!Guh.But I was terribly disappointed in the ending. Talk about going out with a Whimper instead of a Bang! Wow. Did that really happen? All I can say is that she's forgiven if she writes about these kids again once they are adults, because...come on!...really?Ok, ok. If you haven't read this ye...
  • Anushka
    Didn't like it, didn't hate so : 2.5 Stars Out of everyone who has read The Rising till now I am the only one who hasn't given it 4 or 5 Stars. Guess I'm in the minority here.This book was a continuation of the previous one, everyone was on the run the whole time. I think Kelly Armstrong is really fond of camping trips because this 6-books series was filled with it. And even though it was all so repetitive I enjoyed this series, I don't know...
  • Isa Lavinia
     I make no secret that I loved Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers Trilogy, Chloe was an engaging protagonist and Derek was awesome, the plot was creepy, and addictive, and fun. So when The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) was published I couldn't get it fast enough. While set in the same universe (most of Armstrong's books are) it lacked... something. While the first series was able to avoid annoying YA clichés, the second one seemed to rely on t...
  • Cesar
    4 starsThis book came out in 2013. I bought it that year. And I haven't read it until recently. 4 years. 4 years of me having every opportunity to read it but haven't. I finally started it two days ago and am now finished. Do you ever have those moments when you say, "I'm going to read that book." And then never read it until after a few years? That's me. I really don't have much of an excuse other than I had other books to read and I forgot what...
  • Kathy
    I would just like to say Kelley Armstrong has been stringing me along since I read the second book of darkest powers and realized it didn't come out for another year. This series gives me a mild heart attack every time I finish each book.
  • ✌ Ashley ☠
    The Rising - 3 Stars Here lies my dilemma with this book: I don't think I'm being fair with it. I'd had such high hopes for Darkness Rising series because I absolutely loved Darkest Powers series. Normally, I try not to compare books like that, even if they are by the same author, because if you really like one book, the other just isn't going to rise to the challenge, especially reading them back to back. This goes back to my "the sequel is neve...
  • Sarah
    After loving the first 2 books and recommending Kelley Armstrong to people as, "the best at YA supernatural romance," I was unhappily disappointed in this book. To begin with, a lot of the dialogue was just dumb. "Did she just call me cute?" "Did you just flirt with my boyfriend?" Give me a break.The whole conclusion where they decide to give in and surrender does seem like the smart thing to do but only because the scary enemies h...
  • Alela
    so long to wait till Maya&Co meets Chloe&Co :(And I'm wondering - will the real action (lets hope destruction of Cabal clan:) begin in this last instalment, or maybe Kelley has another YA trilogy in mind?(my rating is based on The Darkest Powers trilogy and the first two of Darkness Rising trilogy, so, please, don't judge me for making assumptions ;) P.S. I think it's unfair that Darkness Rising trilogy has cooler superpowers than the Darkest Pow...
  • JuliaOrlando
    The conclusion to the "Darkness Rising" series sees Maya being captured by a rival Cabal to the St.Clouds. With help from an unexpected source on the inside, she isl able to escape and reunite with her friends. They find and from an alliance with other genetically engineered "supernaturals" from the "Darkest Powers" trilogy. Together they come up with a plan to negotiate with the Cabals to ensure their safety and freedom.I enjoyed this book very ...