Friday, April 24, 2009

The Summoning



My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

from amazon.com

Beth says 4.5 Stars...

I've had fantastic luck with books lately. There have been so many good ones, and The Summoning was no exception. I thought this was a cool take on paranormal phenomena (I used a big word!). The way ghosts and the like were portrayed was very different, and it worked. All of the characters were really interesting. I liked Chloe, but think that as the main character she could use some more development. I loved not knowing who was good, or what anyone wanted. The mystery of what's going on with both the kids and adults was intriguing. I just kept wanting to know more, and still do! Some of the revelations at the end completely caught me off guard. The plot was interesting, but got rather slow a few times. However, it rebounded in no time and started moving quickly again. I'm really anxious to get to read the next book in the series! Overall, I thought this book was interesting and a really enjoyable read. I think I found a new series!

6 comments:

Carrie said...

I loved this book as well. All of Kelley Armstrong's books are great and I, like you, am anxiously awaiting The Awakening. Great review!!

Danielle said...

I read this when I first got addicted to reading again, and it was perfection! Only a couple more day till The Awakening! I cannot wait!

robin_titan said...

I really loved this one :D

iDogrocker said...

I loved this book too! It was really good. I emailed Kelley Armstrong and she emailed me back, which was super cool, so now I'm definitely hooked. And her newsletters are so funny!!

Jen said...

I love this one too! Although I agree with you that Chloe was in need of a bit more development ^_^

Liviania said...

I still need to read this!

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