Chloe Saunders’ life won’t ever be the same again. Chloe just wanted to make friends, meet guys and just be a regular teen… thing is, Chloe sees ghosts and ghosts know she can see them. Ghosts are everywhere and they won’t leave Chloe alone. Chloe finds herself locked up in Lyle House, a home for wayward teens.
Celebrated adult fantasy author Kelly Armstrong flexes her literary muscle by delving into the Young Adult genre.
The Summoning is the inauguration of The Darkest Powers trilogy. Set in the same universe as Armstrong’s popular Otherworld series.
Recounted in first person (not my favorite viewpoint) by the enchanting Chloe, The Summoning is brimming w/ spine-tingling suspense.
The Summoning illustrates energetic teens uncovering & exploring their diverse supernatural abilities. What is unique about this enthralling series are the teenagers scattered throughout the pages. Armstrong’s spirited young adults are coping w/ their newly unearthed powers without direction &/or nourishment from individuals they can depend on.
Armstrong does a spectacular job demonstrating all the humiliation, insecurity, restlessness, suffering, terror & turbulence the electrifying cast of players endure.
Chloe is a mesmerizing character and literally jumps off the page. I was glued to the The Summoning from the riveting start to the explosive cliffhanger.
Armstrong does an unparalleled undertaking showcasing Chloe’s journey to self discovery. The way Armstrong not only reveals Chloe’s “gift” but phenomenally displays her tolerance of it is spot on!
The first book in a series usually sets up the premise but the The Summoning delivers the goods in impressive storytelling.
The players are adorable, comical, intriguing & whimsical. Each cast member is fascinating on their own. Tori, Simon, Rae, Derek and Liz radiate three dimensionally and are not just there for filler. Kudos to Armstrong for that crafted feat!
I find Derek utterly intriguing & would love to see much more of him in the future – I am rooting for a lil’ romance between him & Chloe.
This was my first Armstrong & now I really want to read her adult fantasy series!!!
What was superbly scribbled was Lyle House, Armstrong really heightened the creep factor in such a striking way ~ it was a character all its own.
Looking for adrenaline induced chills? Look no further than The Summoning!