Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Summoning

A friend of mine recommended that I read the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. Without asking any questions about the author or the series, I checked out the first book, The Summoning from my library. Usually if a friend recommends a book, I take her word for it and pick it up without hesitation. I love not knowing what I'm getting into and the surprise of it all.

The Summoning is about your "normal" teenage girl, Chloe, who just so happens to be able to see ghosts. She gets locked up into a halfway house for troubled teens. At the Lyle House, Chloe learns that these teens aren't just troubled and that there is more that meets the eye. With her eyes open the a world of supernaturals, Chloe is determined to discover the hidden truths about the Lyle House.

This book was SO good. I started it last night and was so sad to have to put it down to get sleep. After dreaming about the characters all night, I even skipped the gym today so that I could finish reading before work. I loved how unpredictable the plot and characters were. This book was not your average YA supernatural book. There weren't even any mysterious guys in Biology class! ::gasps::

As as I love YA books, sometime the teen angst really makes me want to hurl the book across the room. This was NOT the case with this book. I sympathized with the characters and I grew to love them! I love how this book doesn't revolve around selfish teens and their angsty love lives. Reading this was like drinking tall glass of water. It was satisfying, refreshing, and good for you.


  1. I agree, I LOVED this book! Just picked up the other two in the series, very interested to see where the story goes :)

  2. I'm so glad you commented on my tweet because when I got home last night I forgot all about searching for you!

    I haven't read this book yet but it sounds fantastic and is already on my list! I really need to go shopping this weekend!!