Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Summoning by 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 dont even know what that means anymore. It all started on the say that i saw my first ghost--and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they wont leave me along. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isnt what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meats the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? Its up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House. . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me


Chloe Saunders used to have a relatively normal life.
But now she finds herself in the middle of some really strange situation because:
  • She suddenly starts seeing dead people
  • She gets locked up in a group home for unstable teens
  • The Group home may not be what it seems. . .

What i thought: I thought that this book was fairly good, although at sometimes the story was ridiculous. Also, it wasnt always very realistic. Dont say that this is because it involves ghosts, because that is not it; The Mediator series involves ghosts, yet was COMPLETELY realistic. I just found some parts of it to be either utterly predictable, and that some things, like the fact that all of the doctors at Lyle House somehow FOUND all of these odd people, and how the were all at the same place. I know that there was a REASON for that, but it still seamed weird to me. Also, i think that some parts just were so unrealistic that you could not even relate to the story. I honestly cannot explain it. You have to have read it to understand what i mean

Edge-of-your-seat tension is built through the first half of the story as Chloe starts to question the schizophrenia label that the Lyle House doctors seem so keen tape on her forehead. I personally think it is really obvious that there is something very odd about Lyle House and its patients, something that i feel parents should realize, as with the other patients.

Also, this book ended horribly. Yes, i know, i say that a lot. But this one ended in the middle of a CONVERSATION, so i was seriously mad when i shut the book, and BARELY resisted the urge to scream. I cannot wait for the next book, to see what will occur with these characters.

Overall, this book is DEFINATLY a great read, just one with those few disappointments. The Awakening, the sequel to this book, will be released soon.


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