Monday, September 1, 2008

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

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 no 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.
(Summary from jacket flap)

Hooray for good books! I finished The Summoning in one day which is quite amazing because of all my first week of school homework weighing down on me. I really couldn't put this book down, which might cause me a late night or two of cramming down the line. I think it's all worth it though, because for the first time in a long time I was glued to the pages. I read while watching TV, eating, and listening to music. The plot was just so unique and enthralling that I was completely sucked in. The one little thing that bothered me about the book was the host of predictable characters. The magical boy, supportive aunt, and dangerous best friend card has been played many a time and I was disappointed to find something unoriginal. Other than that though, I think the book was a success. Every scene was very detailed and I felt as if I knew exactly what was going at any given time. The author did a fantastic job of keeping is in the loop with the plot. Also, the book felt like just a brief glimpse of a story, which was what it should have been. This is the first book in a new series and it left you wanting more which was great. Maybe a little too many open ends, but great all the same. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book, The Awakening and I suggest you go out and buy The Summoning if you haven't done so already.

1 comment:

  1. I read this one in a day as well.
    I really enjoyed and am anxiously awaiting the next book. What a cliff hanger we were left with, huh?


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