Monday, June 8, 2009

Book review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Book description:
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.

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My review:

I loved this book! I got sucked in from page one and could hardly put the book down.
One of the things I loved about the protagonist in this book, Chloe, is that her love for movies reminds her of all the stupid things a hero does in the movies. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has felt the urge to shout at a hero in a movie: "No, don't go there" or "don't do that, it's so obviously a trap!". No at last there is a hero that knows these traps, therefore she can't fall for them, or can she?

The characters in this book is absolutely believable, they are real teenagers with many of the problems that comes with being a teen and going through puberty. A few examples; Chloe herself, some of her problems is waiting for her first period and something to fill her bra, 16 year old Derek has real problems with acne.

This book has a real cliffhanger ending so a word of advice: When you buy The Summoning make sure that you also buy The Awakening!

My rating:

The Summoning is the first book in Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Power trilogy. The second book in this trilogy is called The Awakening and it's available in stores, the third and the last book is called The Reckoning and won't be released before May 2010! I believe that those of you whom enjoyed The Twilight Saga will enjoy this trilogy. It is a young adult fiction trilogy in the urban fantasy genre, still I would recommend it to adults as well.

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Book details:
• Reading level: Young adult
• Genre: Urban fantasy
• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: HarperCollins (2009)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0061450545
• ISBN-13: 978-0061450549

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  1. I love it when I hear someone say they couldn't put the book down. What higher praise is there than that? :-)

  2. Still waiting for this one from the library!

  3. I really must move this book up the pile after reading your review!

  4. Yup. Clear your schedule when you pick this one up. You won't be able to stop once you start.

  5. I have this book in my TBR. I really haven't been that excited to read it though. I like YA and its good to hear that you found them so believable. I think I'll be moving this up on my list too! Thanks for the review.

  6. I do wish the library for once could get these cool books!

  7. Marie: None :), even though I didn't give this book the highest rating it was so so good.

    Scrap girl: I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when you finally get the chance to read it.

    Melody: Reading other bookblogs can mess up the TBR pile(in a good way).

    lifeafterjane: Maybe books like this ought to come with a warning sign? LOL

    Kilina: I hope you enjoy the book :)

    Blodeuedd: I agree! I envy those who live in countries where new books comes quickly into the library.


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