The Awakening is the continuation of Chloe’s story in The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. Here’s a summary from the author’s website:
If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I’m as far away from normal as it gets. I’m a living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I can raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. I’m running for my life with three of my supernatural friends and we have to find someone who can help us gain our freedom back before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.
So Chloe, Derek, Tori, and Simon are becoming professional fat burners as they’re on the run from the Edison Group. I wasn’t as impressed with The Awakening as I had been with The Summoning. I felt like the second book was a lot of filler, and not a lot of problem solving. There were only a few scenes that were really intense. One was where Chloe almost gets her face cut up by a street girl. Then later when a bullet grazes her as they run from the Edison Group. I found Tory even more annoying than she was in the first book, probably because she got a lot more dialogue. She basically whines and complains the entire time. I was hoping she’d get shot honestly. I’m hoping for more out of the third book. Even though this book felt like filler, it was still decent. I’m giving it a C grade. It still helps make my commute entertaining.