The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Summoning
Kelley Armstrong
390 pages
After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…


Chloe Saunders is a fifteen year old art school student with the normal trials and tribulations of a teenager, except that her father is always away on business and her mother is deceased. That all changes the day she sees the ghost at her school. This gets her sent to the Lyle House - a place for troubled teens. She soon discovers that they have something in common and that she is not just stuck in a house full of crazy teens.

Most of the book I thought it was about a 3/5, but the last bit of the book had me going! It was an easy read - had it finished after one sitting, but still enjoyable. I really did like it, but this earned itself a rating of four after it truly picked up. I was shocked, surprised, and had a bit of whoa-this-is-crazy thoughts going on.

I don't want to say too much and give away the good stuff, so I am stopping here. I recommend this and I think you will enjoy it too. It does have a huge cliffhanger ending and and I'm excited to get he next book, The Awakening.


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2 comments:

KristinCanRead said...

Check out my blog. I nominated you for an award! http://kristincanread.blogspot.com/2011/08/while-i-was-away.html

-kristin:)

Book Crook Liza said...

I really liked this book! I read the series in July and the books gets better, I think!

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