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Chloe Saunders used to have a relatively normal lifeBut now she finds herself in the middle of some really strange situations becauseShe suddenly starts seeing dead peopleShe gets locked up in a group home for unstable teensThe group home isn't what it seems My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same againAll I wanted was to make friends meet boys and keep on being ordinary I don't even know what that means any It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw meNow 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 to my housemates than meets the eye The uestion 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


10 thoughts on “The Summoning

  1. says:

    I sat down at my computer this morning and tried to think of something interesting to say about my reading experience of The Summoning It seems though that all of my creative faculties have been sucked away since I spent eighty percent of this book imagining what the story COULD have beenThe story is like the little engine that could It has the potential it's chugging away it's working hard Only as it turns out it's The Little Engine That Could Have Been Something interestingThe first part of The Summoning was great It was creepy with freaky ghosts and our protagonist Chloe Saunders being put in a Group Home for disturbed children That's the first eighty or so pages and then the story abruptly stops there The ghosts the spooky atmosphere and all that doesn't show up very much from then on There's a few instances but they're no longer scary and frankly the focus of the story is on the Group Home from then on which I found really frustrating and annoyingThere's even these tantalizing hints that there's a supernatural community out there somewhere that Chloe could escape to Yet do we get to see it? No I doubt there could have been a effective way of annoying me This book was the biggest tease Everything it seemed to promise was just smoke and mirrors behind what it really provided What it really provided wasn't at all greatChloe is not a great character Armstrong seems unable to decide what kind of person Chloe is Most of the time she is docile and a bit of a push over She's a self prescribed rich brat She never puts up a fight with anyone oh of course EXCEPT for the people who could help her That's right The big intimidating guy with a violent history is the perfect person to practice your bravado on I know she's only supposed to be fourteen but she's just a non event There's nothing interesting about her She spends most of the story just annoying me with her patheticnessThe other characters are just boring I had no interest in any of them I kept waiting for something interesting to happen someone interesting to come along but they never did It was agonizingly painful and disappointing Warning Spoilers belowWhat the hell? I have never been so disappointed in the ending of a book my life She has this great escape from the Group Home that we've been forced to suffer through for pretty much the entire book only to end up in yet another asylum? I have no interest in reading on I've already read Armstrong's Stolen and the asylum in that was boring enough Not interested in going through it againAnd the big reveal at the end? Okay sit around kiddies it's time for a plot lesson from Mrs Kennedy Gather in close okay? For all of you writing a story or novel do not and I repeat do not make the big reveal at the end of your story so painfully obvious from a uarter in okay?The Group Home is evil? Dang I didn't figure that out two hundred pages ago Stop I never saw THAT coming Rolls eyes Oh no Who are we to believe in now that it turns out that the Group Home is evil? The very foundation of our world has been turned upside down Okay I just woke up so my sarcasm o'meter is on full throttle right nowAunt Lauren made absolutely no freakin' sense by the way I feel like it was flung in there at the last moment as a shock and awe tactic It wasn't shocking it wasn't awing it was just stupidSo over all I was uite underwhelmed with this book and I have absolutely no intention of reading the others I'll stick with Armstrong's adult fiction from now on like Tatiana told me I should


  2. says:

    I thought this book was pretty good I thought the blurb sounded good when it mentioned Chloe seeing ghosts I mean the first ghost she saw as a child would have freaked me clean out Later on Chloe is 15 and in high school She has a breakdown at school or so they think really she just saw a ghost that keeps melting his skin and looking all creepy But this book is not what it seems at all Poor Chloe finally gets sent to the Lyle House for special kids She has no idea No one would say what was wrong with me They had me talk to a bunch of doctors and they ran some tests and I could tell they had a good idea what was wrong and just wouldn't say it That meant it was bad This wasn't the first time I'd seen people who weren't really there That's what Aunt Lauren had wanted to talk to me about after school When I'd mentioned the dream she'd remembered how I used to talk about people in our old basement My parents figured it was my creative version of make believe friends inventing a whole cast of characters Then those friends started terrifying me so much that we'd movedThere are a small cast of characters at the Lyle House Derek Simon Tori Rae etc Some of them have abilities like Chloe and some of them finally inform her of what she truly is and that they the supernaturals are in danger If your looking for a young adult somewhat creepy book then you should pick this one up I'm holding myself back from spoilers And I really want to continue on with the series to see what happens with these special kids There are bad people out there that want to do them harm MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading List


  3. says:

    This book was nearly impossible to put down and I have no doubt that the menacing allure of the setting and plot hindered my ability to do so There were several compelling plot points going on in this chilling tome but somehow they not only found a way to co exist they actually enhanced one another The idea of necromancers alone was an eerily intriguing concept but to then confound it with a mental institution setting was sheer sinister brilliance As if it weren’t creepy enough for the heroine to see ghosts she is then locked up in a home for mentaly disturbed teens That is evil genius on the author’s part and I ate it up I had so many conflicting emotions while reading this book though suspicion and fear ruled often than not Yet despite my constant suspicion of nearly everyone I was still floored by the twist I knew that Rae’s idea was unwise but I had no idea how unwise To this I say “Well played Kelley Armstrong” And speaking of being played I feel as though I should be angry that I find myself lusting after a character with an obvious attitude problem who has been plagued with a “puberty smack down” Nevertheless Derek shines and I am looking forward to of his keen observations and snide remarksIn summary The Summoning is a freakishly entrancing read with a brilliant plot menacing setting and intriguing character I'm excited to see how it all ends


  4. says:

    Reading this book made me clench my jaw so much it's still hurting several hours later Although the story is not a standalone it really left me with a bone chilling feeling and I truly can't wait for the next book in the seriesChloe's a young girl struggling with her new found power Lyle House and her housemates the setting itself is filled with teenage hormones and jealousy It's filled with mysteries and no one seems to be what they appearthis is especially true for her housemates We join Chloe as she uncovers the secrets of Lyle House as well as a few secrets belonging to her housemates I read this book in one sitting because it sucked me in and left me whimpering for at the end It really is an amazing book and I truly recommend it especially if you're read books such as Tithe by Holly Black City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead or Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr It may also appeal to readers who've enjoyed the Twilight series although this book is a bit tougher and probably not suited for younger readers Although that's a decision the parent's have to make I guess It will most likely also appears to fan of horror even if the horror element is less in your face in The Summoning than it is in No Humans Involved


  5. says:

    “I let out a laugh that sounded like the yip of a startled poodle Super powers? I wish My powers aren't winning me a slot on the Cartoon Network anytime soon except as a comic relief Ghost Whisperer Junior Or Ghost Screamer like it Tune in every week as Chloe Saunders runs screaming from yet another ghost looking for her helpI'd read Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers Series about 5 years ago and wanted to go back and see if it still resonated The Summoning is the first book in the series and it follows the awakening of 15 year old Chloe Saunders' powers The story highlights how a teenager with powers could be seen as mentally unstable by the outside world and the plot proceeds accordingly The book is well written and there's a fair bit of action but it seemed very much an introductory book with not much resolved at the end and a huge cliffhanger Still it establishes Chloe's powers of necromancy as well as her friendships and provides a solid basis for the rest of the series Didn't love it this time but I still think it's solid 35 stars


  6. says:

    You know those small appetizers they serve before the main dish? Or sometimes salad I don't like salad This book felt exactly like that Why? Because we only got a small taste and nothing of the juicy stuff Nada We are told about things but do we see them? Nope If there's a first book syndrome that sets up things for the seuel without having much going on itself this book suffered from itBut hey at last This is the oldest YA book on my GR tbr shelves and I finally read it A few years too late Might have enjoyed it if I was still new to this genre but now? I’m not impressed The book isn’t bad and there’s nothing that I hated about it the characters were meh It just had nothing special going on


  7. says:

    The Summoning Darkest Powers #1 Kelley ArmstrongThe Summoning is a novel by Kelley Armstrong and is the first book in the Darkest Powers series It was released on July 1 2008 Chloe Saunders believes things are finally starting to go right in her life – a boy asks her about the dance Chloe gets on the directors list for a short she finally gets her period at age 15 dyes her hair red so she could actually look her age and commits her first crime Little did she know her entire world was about to turn upside down After an incident at school the label 'schizophrenic' is slapped on Chloe and she's shipped away to the dreadful Lyle group home for the 'crazies' There Chloe meets the jealous Tori antisocial Derek hottie Simon Peter and her two friends Rae and Liz – and realizes that not everything is as it seemsتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و دوم ماه دسامبر سال 2011 میلادیعنوان وقتی اشباح بیدار می‌شوند؛ نویسنده کلی آرمسترانگ؛ مترجم ندا شادنظر؛ تهران ایران‌بان‏؛ 1389؛ در 460 ص؛ شابک 9786001880032؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان کانادایی سده 21 مچویی ساندرز، دختری پانزده ساله است، که دوست دارد زندگیی عادی‌ داشته باشد؛ اما او انسانی عادی نیست او پس از رسیدن به سن بلوغ، مسیر زندگیش دستخوش تغییرات ناخواسته‌ ای می‌شود و به دنبال تغییرات، به توانییهای مافوق طبیعی خود، پی می‌برد؛ او بی‌آن‌که خود را به زحمت بیندازد، می‌‌تواند با ارواحی که دور و برش هستند، حرف بزند، یا مرده‌‌ ها را میتواند بیدار کند اطرافیانش می‌‌اندیشند، او دیوانه شده است؛ به همین دلیل از آسایشگاهی خانگی سر درمی‌آورد، و از قضا، آن‌جا با بچه‌ هایی آشنا می‌شود، که آن‌ها نیز همانند او، تواناییهای مافوق طبیعی دارند یکی از آن‌ها «گرگینه»، و دیگری «جادوگر»، و نفر سوم هم «شمن» است بچه‌ ها درگیر ماجراهایی می‌شوند، و در نهایت هم برای نجات جان‌شان از آسایشگاه فرار می‌کنند؛ ا شربیانی


  8. says:

    I think I’m one of the last people to read this I’ve heard nothing but how good this novel is and that I must read it ASAP When I received a copy of The Awakening the next novel I knew that I needed to read The Summoning right away I’m almost glad I waited to read it so I could start The Awakening right away What an endingThis book is everything I was hoping for and I’ve never read Armstrong before I really want to read her adult fantasy series but I just haven’t had a chance and when I heard she was doing a YA series I just knew that I HAD to read it This was a very good first in a series The characters and the plot line were introduced impressively I didn’t ever feel like the story was inadeuate through getting to know the characters I love the whole story line of teens thrown in the house that have these extraordinary powers that most aren’t even aware of The writing was marvelous the dialogue spiritedno pun intended The characters were also fascinating Chloe and Derek were by far my favorite And I’m hoping to see of these two in future especially Derek This novel has a little bit of everything action adventure fantasy suspense It was my type of book A very surprising cliffhanger ending Glad I’ve got the next one right here


  9. says:

    I need to get my hands on the seuel The ending has left me wanting


  10. says:

    As seen on The ReadventurerThe Summoning is the first YA novel written by Kelley Armstrong It tells a story of Chloe a 15 year old girl who suddenly finds herself capable of seeing ghosts Only of course nobody believes her and she is uickly sent to a boarding house for disturbed kids for psychological evaluation It turns out however that the house and its inhabitants are not uite what they seem to beWhile this book was definitely a page turner I was a little disappointed in it I felt that the narration dragged uite a bit in the middle of this novel and the build up to the climax of the story was too long with almost no payoff This book definitely read as a part of a trilogy it had a lot of loose ends and didn't really attempt to give a closure even a temporary one I will continue reading this series because I am rather curious to see where the story goes and how the characters develop but looking back this is a type of book which is better to read once all parts of the series are out