Armstrong, Kelley. The Summoning. New York : HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN 9780061662690
For my next read I decided to switch gears from zombies to ghosts. As you could tell from my book choices I enjoy supernatural books. The Summoning is the first book in the Darkest Powers Series. The book is not the typical “girl sees ghosts and helps them move on story.” The story is unique and interesting; you will find it hard to put down.
The book begins with an ordinary teen named Chloe. Her only concerns are making friends, meeting boys, and doing well in school. Everything changes for Chloe the moment she begins seeing ghosts, but is she really seeing ghosts or is she suffering from a mental disorder. Chloe is sent to Lyle House, a home for troubled teens where she meets several interesting characters. Is Lyle House really just a home for troubled teens or is it more. If you want to find out read Kelley Armstrong’s The Summoning.
I give the book five out of five stars. The book is an excellent read. The characters each have distinct personalities and the story is engaging. Another plus is that the second and third books are just as good as the first. I am currently on the third book and a little sad that it is about to end. (Fiction for readers 15 and up).