Friday, July 24, 2009

The Summoning - 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 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.


That's not quite what's on the back of the book that I read, but it's the only one I could find on the net so I guess it'd do. :)

I've never really read a book that's centered on ghosts before (at least, I don't remember reading anything like it). But I've heard a lot of good things from other bloggers about The Summoning so I, being a bit of a pushover when it comes to books, went ahead and bought a copy. And who could resist that lovely cover?! :D

Now, I'd love to thank all you reviewers out there! It didn't disappoint! There definitely was no dull moment for me while reading it! Chloe, the protagonist, is the kind you'd totally love yet she's not without flaws that she seems almost unbelievable. I'm glad that the author gave importance not just to Chloe, but to the other characters as well. Though not much about their lives were related in this book, it's obvious that more of their secrets will be revealed in the next books in the series.

BTW, if you're like me who's always waiting for that (ehem) cute male character to come into the picture, you won't be disappointed! Simon! :)

To all you bookworms out there who's not really one for scary stories (like me!), try it!

Plot: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Book Love: 4/5


Startswithana said...

Thanks for the compliment on my short story.
BTW, I have an award for you as well, here:

Unknown said...

Nice review. I just read and reviewed this one a few days ago, myself :-) Added a link to your review from mine!

austenfan said...

@sky: No prob. And thanks for the award!

@melissa: Just read your review as well. Thanks for link! :)

Anonymous said...

Simon? Derek was the only sexy male character in that book, but you'll understand what I mean once you've read The Awakening. I don't think anyone can finish that book without having a huge crush on him.

austenfan said...

@just blinded book reviews:

I sort of guessed from the first book that Derek is a major character, but I didn't really like him there. Now, you really got me anxious to read The Awakening! :)

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