The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1)
Kelley Armstrong
HarperCollins (2008)
ISBN 9780061662690
Reviewed by Avni Gupta (age 15) for Reader Views (11/08)

 

When I got “the Summoning” in the mail, I was extremely excited about reading it. I had already read some reviews about it and it looked like an amazing book. When I opened the package that it was in, I was amazed at how pretty and intricate the cover was. I was really excited about starting it then.

At first, before Chloe is put in the group home for troubled teens, the book was really boring, and I didn’t see much of a significance of what was happening. Later on however, everything came together and I understood it so much better. In this book, Chloe Saunders can see ghosts. Because of this, she almost jumps out of a window! In light of this fact her aunt sends her to the Lyle house for mentally unstable kids. There, Chloe is told that she has schizophrenia.

Later in the book, Chloe finds out that there is something weird going on in the Lyle house. All of the kids there have some sort of magical power. Now Chloe must figure out a way to get out of there before they take away her ability to see ghosts and help them forever!

I really thought that this was an amazing book! I feel like if anybody ever needs a book to read, they should go ahead and pick this one because it was awesome! The only part that I didn’t really enjoy is the fact that it ends really abruptly. I know that there’s going to be a sequel, but still, the author could have given us a little more to go with at the ending. Everything else about the book was amazing.

Even if you do not like fantasy or sci-fi books, you should like this one. It is more about figuring out who you are than it is about their powers.

Another thing that I loved about this book was how the writing flowed. There weren’t any awkward pauses or scenes in the book. They all went together very well, in turn making “The Summoning” by Kelley Armstrong really interesting.

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