Friday 9 May 2014

Book Review: The Summoning (Darkest Powers # 1 ) by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Summoning (Darkest Powers # 1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Atom
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 390
Format: Paperback
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Xmas Gift

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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

The Summoning starts slowly, but I gradually found myself being drawn into the story. Naturally it is full of the usual clich├ęs including the good old two boys and one girl, one 'bad', one 'good', but it was still a pleasant enough way to while away a few hours.

Not a series I'll be dashing out to buy the next book for, but if I come across it, I would read on to see what will happen next.

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