Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Summoning
by Kelley Armstrong

# of pages: 416
age range: 13+

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 on 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.

Sorry about the hold up on reviews, I'm reading three books at a time right now. Long story. So sometimes if you see an older book reviewed, that usually means I'm in the middle of reading a book. So now I'm going to review The Summoning, which I am very aware of the fact that sequel is out and tearing up book stores near you. I have yet to read the sequel, but I most certainly will once I finish up all the books I have to read/review.

Okay, so The Summoning. Well, I think there's only one thing I can say about this book: LOVED IT. Seriously, the second I finished this book I went straight online to see when I could get my hands on the second book. It was that good.

Basically, we start of with Chloe Saunders, the main character. Now Chloe is such a developed character, she's shy yet fierce, and she'll fight for what she wants. So undoubtedly, I loved her.

Now because she's seen a ghost...or two, she's thrown into the Lyle House, a house for problematic kids. So, like any sane person, she was kind of freaked out to be stuck in a house with crazy kids, considering the fact that she's not crazy. The reason she's in here is because she's been diagnosed as a Schizophrenic.

Being a Schizophrenic would be a pretty easy resolution for seeing ghosts right? But Chloe hesitates to believe she really is a Schizo. So she digs deeper into the Lyle house and tries to find out what's really happening her at the crazy place. And while she's doing her investigating she learns a thing or two about her house mates, and from the looks of it they aren't exactly "crazy" either.

If you are a paranormal fan, check out this book, it is amazing! Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!
If you already have read this (claps for you) then be sure to check out:

Vampire academy - Richelle Mead
Evermore - Alyson Noel
Wake - Lisa McMann
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

Buy, borrow, or Library?

Buy it!
8.99$ at amazon for the paperback version

Check out Kelley Armstrong at or go to


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