The Awakening (Darkest Powers)
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You don't have to be alive to be awakened.
Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment—not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. She's a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control, which means she can raise the dead without even trying. Now Chloe's running for her life with three of her supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and they have to find someone who can help them before the Edison Group catches them.
Or die trying.
you want to know who betrayed you guys, look in that direction.” “Rae? No. She’d never—” “Well, someone told. If it wasn’t me or you, or the guys, who does that leave?” “W-we should be quiet. Sound travels.” “Really? Wow. Now you give science lessons, too. Did Derek teach you that?” “Tori?” “What?” “Shut it.” She did, for about five seconds, then said, “Shouldn’t Liz have checked in by now? How do you know she’s still out there?” “She comes and goes. That’s why I needed that sweatshirt
“I know.” “So why? Why?” The only answer I had was that we didn’t matter to them. We were subjects in an experiment. They’d try rehabilitation because we weren’t animals, but Lyle House had been only a token effort, to prove to themselves that they’d made some attempt to save us. They said they killed us because we were dangerous. I didn’t believe that. I wasn’t dangerous. Brady wasn’t dangerous. Maybe Liz and Derek, but they weren’t monsters. Derek had been willing to stay at Lyle House just
me,” I said. “Without her—” She whipped around to face me. “Don’t you defend me, Chloe Saunders.” Silence. Then Derek said, “Where can we take you, Tori? To a grandparent? Friend? You’re out now and you’re safe, so I’m sure there’s someplace you’d rather be.” “No.” I opened my mouth to tell them what had happened with her dad, but her glare shut me up. “She doesn’t have any place to go,” I said. “Like me.” “There must be someone,” Derek said, “maybe not in Buffalo, but we’ll buy you a bus
laugh. “Check this out,” Liam said. “I think the pup’s got himself a mate. Isn’t that the cutest thing?” He leaned toward Derek, voice lowering. “It won’t work out. It never does. Why don’t you just give her to me now, let me help you get over it. Painful, but quick. It’s the best way.” Derek moved me behind him. The werewolves let out a howl of laughter. “I think he’s saying no,” Ramon said. “Leave her out of this,” Derek said. Liam shook his head. “How can I do that? Look at her. So tiny
subject?” I paused, then lowered myself to the grass. “It’s just…this.” I waved at the forest. “I’m worried that I’m going to, you know, in my sleep…” “Raise another corpse?” I nodded. “That’s why you couldn’t sleep last night, isn’t it? I thought about that later, on the bus. You were afraid she was buried out there—the girl you saw get killed.” I nodded. “I was worried that if I drifted off, I’d keep thinking about her, about summoning her, like with the homeless guy. I can’t control my