I enjoyed reading The Awakening just as much as the 1st book of the Darkest Powers series. Chloe is a strong & mature character for being 15 years old. She doesn't complain or whine when things don't go her way. She seems to be the one who keeps her friends from constantly bickering with one another. This story was well paced as we read about Chloe & her friends' adventure and encounters as they are on the run from the Edison Group. This book did give us answers that the 1st book didn't but there are still many more unanswered questions. I look forward to The Reckoning b/c I can't wait to see how the story will wrap up. Also, I hope the connection between Chloe & Derek will play into something more!!