Amazon Blurb:

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 they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.

With all the twists, thrills, and romance that have made Kelley Armstrong an international bestseller, plus the surprising return of some fan-favorite characters, The Rising will hold you under its spell long after its breathtaking end.


“That depends. Are you going to call me an ass again?”
“That depends. Are you going to act like one?”


I’m disappointed in this ending. It was way too easy, way too unrealistic. I should say I felt the same way about the ending to the Darkest Powers series, too. This ending actually overwrites that ending in a lot of ways. Yet, I’m still left unsatisfied. A lot of this book is actually the same as the second book. I’m glad this is the end to the young adult Women of the Otherworld series, because I don’t think I could take much more of the sameness.

The love triangle that was forced down our throats this book gave me hives. At least with books one and two, I could pretend I was reading more into it than actually existed. I hated the romance in this series. It just felt annoying and unnecessary to have a love triangle at all.

We get to see the characters in this book that were in the previous series, which was nice. It just felt rushed and hastily cobbled together. I liked seeing Chloe and Derek from an outside perspective though. We also got to see Sean Nast, which was really, super interesting, I honestly didn’t expect to see any characters from the main series at all. Minor nitpicking though, I have no idea where in the Women of the Otherworld series this series is supposed to take place, but the timeline seems off to me.

Overall, a better book than book two in the series, but not as good as book one. I was very disappointed in the ending, but I’m glad I finished.

To read more reviews for this series, check out the Darkness Rising series page!