The Summoning

Title; The Summoning
Author; Kelley Armstrong
Page Count; 390
Why I read it; Got good reviews on
Grade; C

After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…

My Review;
This book was just okay. I felt like it went back and forth from being boring and a little repetitive to too scary (I'm kind of a baby when it comes to anything scary). There was one part where Chloe sees a ghost man standing up on a ledge thing and he jumps off into some sort of big grinding machine and blood and body parts go flying everywhere and it keeps happening over and over again. I kept picturing that scene over and over in my head at night in bad, not exactly my favorite image to fall asleep to. There is still too many questions left unanswered in the first book, I know it's a series but Chloe is just as clueless and confused at the end of the book as she was in the beginning maybe even more so. It wasn't a bad book, I am even going to read the second book in hopes that it gets better because it seems to be a series that could have potential to be really good. I would recommend this book if you are looking for something to read but if you have a whole list of to read books don't rush to start this series.

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