Monday, June 23, 2008

Review: The Summoning

The Summoning

Kelley Armstrong

Everyone thinks Chloe Saunders is crazy—her dad, her aunt, and even her schoolmates now. But then again, she was expelled for “attacking a teacher.” But Chloe isn’t sure what to believe about herself. She was seeing ghosts, so she must be crazy, right? There’s no such thing as ghosts, and they definitely do not talk.

So Chloe gets sent to Lyle House, a home for “crazy” teens. There she meets Rae, who has a ‘thing’ for fire, and Simon and Derek, two foster brothers who couldn’t be more different. When Chloe and Rae sneak in to look at Derek’s file, they notice that Simon doesn’t have one. Why is he here if there’s nothing wrong with him?

Maybe Chloe isn’t crazy. Rae, Simon, and Derek don’t seem to think so. There might be more than what meets the eye. And they might be the people to help her realize.

I absolutely loved The Summoning. With so many science fiction type books coming out recently, if most readers out there are like me, you start to wonder if any new good science fiction books are going to come. Believe me when I tell you that this is the book that we’re waiting for. The characters were interesting and unique, while the plot was strong and spellbounding. I absolutely cannot wait for the other two books in Darkest Powers trilogy to come out.


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Amanda said...

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