Book Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The guy can make me feel stupid even when he’s telling me I don’t have to let him make me feel stupid

I read The Summoning a couple of years ago when I started to read more English books and I liked them a lot. I still like them, but think at least this novel is a bit childish.

Book Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong


Title & Author: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: July 1 2008
Series: Darkest Powers
Publisher: HarperCollins


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.

I gave The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong three out of five hearts. I still like the novel, but I thought it was a bit childishly written. It is not badly written, but the reactions of the characters are childish, even the adults respond sometimes very childish.

Tori is a spoiled brat and rubbed me the wrong way all through out the novel. I did not like her all that much. Non of the characters I loved now that I think of it.

Chloe is okay her only flaw is trusting people, she trusts her aunt who turns on her in seconds. But she also believes Derek and Simon when they say she sees ghosts. This might show why I think she is too trusting.

Simon and Derek are through out the story very mysterious, but I still do not remember why that was. I have to reread the other two novels in this series to figure that out I am afraid.

I thought I liked this series better, or maybe I did like it a lot when I was reading it the first time around, but now that I am older I see the problem with this book. But I would still advice younger readers to read these books, because they read very easily without around 390 pages.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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