Darkest Powers Bonus Pack
- Kelley Armstrong
This is actually three short reads set during the Darkest Powers trilogy, Kelley Armstrong’s first YA books.
Dangerous is set shortly before The Summoning and tells of how Derek and Simon ended up in Lyle Home from Derek’s point of view. It is good to get inside Derek’s head to see how he thinks – and even before his first change he was thinking in terms of pack and non-pack. I really enjoyed seeing how Simon and Derek fitted into ‘normal’ school life and what they were like before they lost their Dad – it was a perfect side trip into some characters we didn’t get to see much together before. 9 out of 10.
Divided is set between The Summoning and The Awakening and follows Derek and Simon while waiting for Chloe. While it was nice to see what they got up to, it didn’t really add much to the story or either character other than see how Derek felt about Chloe. 6 out of 10
Disenchanted is set at the same time as part of The Awakening and follows Simon and Tori while they separate from Derek and Chloe. Not a lot happens but it is very amusing to see Simon, Chloe and Derek from Tori’s point of view, complete with sarcastic comments. Tori also has some self-realizations during the short story and she starts to make little steps towards caring for others – even if she still has a long way to go. 7 out of 10.
Recommended for fans of the Darkest Powers series and Mythos Academy. 7.5 out of 10.