Also by this author: The Awakening, The Reckoning, The Calling
Series: The Darkest Powers #1
Also in this series: The Awakening, The Reckoning
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on 2011-06-14
Genres: Paranormal, Teenage girls, Young Adult
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After years of frequent moves following her mothers death, Chloe Saunderss 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 shes not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghostseverywhere, 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 Chloes 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 homecharming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a thing for fireChloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isnt your usual problem kid behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong is in two words brain candy”. I don’t know why, but The Summoning reminded me of Twilight, only I actually enjoyed it. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong is a paranormal YA about Chloe, who finds herself in a group home for teens with mental illnesses.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong is quite captivating, I would look up from reading 15 minutes, and discover I had read 30 pages. However, the reason could be that I read a heavier adult book prior to reading The Summoning. Unfortunately, I do have some criticisms of this book. A bit of the dialogue seemed contrived, i.e. you are trying to steal my guy? LOL. Some of the characters were kind of flat like Tori and Rae. However, I was rooting for all of the characters.
The action in The Summoning was well-done. Much of the plot had me on edge. Lots of WHAT, NO WAY while I was reading The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. I like when I react verbally to the words I am reading. The ending was a cliff-hanger, I suppose it is a lucky thing that I have the Awakening out from the library.
While reading The Summoning, I suggest you drink a cotton-candy flavored slushy, since it’s drink-candy, essentially. These are the perfect light drink for a hot summer day or between serious drinks like coffee and milk and water, just like the Summoning by Kelly Armstrong is the perfect book to read between weightier tomes.