Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Summoning
By Kelley Armstrong
                                              She sees dead people - and they see her
   Chloe Saunders used to have a pretty normal life. But that changed on the day she met her first ghost. Locked up in Lyle House, a group home for troubled teens, she finds out that there’s more to the home’s teen residents than meets the eye. Will Chloe be able to uncover the dangerous secrets of Lyle House…. Or will its skeletons come back to haunt her?
This thrilling first volume in the supernaturally charged Darkest Powers series by international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong will keep readers awake well into the darkest time of night.


“He pivoted, gaze following me as I crossed to the shower and turned on the cold water, so it would drown out our conversation without steaming up the room.
Great," he muttered."Now they're going to think we're showering together. Maybe we can just tell them we were washing off the crawl space dirt and trying to conserve water.”
“Wow. The guy can make me feel stupid even when he's telling me I don't have to let him make me feel stupid.”
“Simon: Anyone ever tell you your sense of timing really sucks?
Derek: That's why I don't play the drums. Now what's up?”

This is my favorite book; it’s the 1st in the best series I have ever read… and re-read. They really are different from most books in this genre, which is a good thing, because everyone likes something different every now and then J It draws you in and youn never want to put it down! Then when you’ve finished you HAVE to go and get the next book, because you HAVE to know what will happen next.
The plot is really good and well thought out, the characters are compelling and not unlike normal teens (except for the powers and genetic modification) and they are so easy to fall in love with, even if  you’ve only read a couple of pages,  you can feel their pain and happiness. It is amazing when authors can do things like that!
Chloe, the main character, is a petite blonde, who grew up with a nanny, housekeeper and designer clothes. She seems like a bit of a weakling at the start of the book, but as the story progresses she makes mistakes and decisions and begins to get stronger and more mature.
Derek is big, strong and muscly, but far from perfect. He’s covered in acne and even though he showers twice a day he looks like he’s never heard of soap… and unlike Chloe, Derek grew up in a science lab, always being monitored and studied by crazy scientists. Until he was adopted by Simon’s dad.
Simon is perfect. He’s Asian and he has blonde hair (his mum was Swedish) he’s cute, sweet and he’s always getting into fights, that Derek has to finish for him.
I could go on and on about this book so I think I’ll just stop here, as I don’t want to give everything away, because now YOU have to go read it for yourself!
I'm in LOVE!!!
Happy reading,

1 comment:

  1. I really really want to read this book! Great review, thanks for posting it!

    Jessica from Booked Up!

    :) xxx