Kw-logo-smaller

The Summoning Book Review

The Summoning Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jun 30, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews The Summoning, the first book in Kelley Armstrong’s gripping new series, Darkest Powers.

Author Kelley Armstrong

What would you do if you started seeing ghosts? Would you run? Would you scream? Would you help them? That’s the exact problem Chloe faces, when a dead school janitor tries to contact her from the other side. Terrified, Chloe runs and screams through the halls of her school, alerting the teachers and stunning the students. When she’s cornered by the ghost, a group of teachers step in and sedate her.


Lyle House

Chloe wakes up in the hospital, only to find that her Aunt Lauren has arranged to send her to Lyle House, a recovery center for troubled teens. At Lyle House, they tell her that she’s schizophrenic, that the so-called “ghosts” she sees are a figment of her imagination. Chloe can’t help but doubt herself.


The Troubled Kids

Chloe makes friends at Lyle House with Rae, a pyromaniac; Liz, a girl with anger issues; and Simon, who only seems to be there for his step-brother, Derek. Unlike the others, Derek acts hostile towards Chloe, creeping her out by staring or sneaking up on her. He calls her a necromancer—a person who raises the dead. But it’s not until later that Chloe learns his name calling was not an insult. Soon, Chloe, Derek and Simon discover the haunting secrets about Lyle House—why it was built and why the three of them are in grave danger.


The Bottom Line

The Summoning is captivating, thrilling and leaves you craving more. It has a slow start compared to the adrenaline-pumping second half. If you like reading about supernatural powers, about mediums and werewolves and demons, definitely read this book. It’s a masterpiece!


The Summoning Book Rating: 5


Related Stories:

  • The Devouring Book Review
  • Raven Book Review
  • The Sorceress Book Review
  • Graceling Book Review
  • 2 Comments

    latest videos

    F1062170851093

    If I Saw A Ghost I'd...

    • Take a picture and put it on the web.
    • Pee myself and run away!
    • Talk to it and find out where all the cool ghost parties are.
    • Call the Ghostbusters!

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    strawberry155
    strawberry155 posted in Food:
    Wyd
    reply less than a minute
    strawberry155
    strawberry155 posted in Food:
    Hey
    reply 1 minute
    strawberry155
    strawberry155 posted in Food:
    Me to
    reply 2 minutes
    xordinaryangelx
    Amsterdam
    reply 43 minutes
    astucieuse331
    astucieuse331 posted in General:
    Oh, no, it's not really my favorite. I'd say like my 5th favorite song on the list.. if that even makes sense. My two favorite ones are Acute and React, and for one that deserves to be nominated the catchiest I'm definitely voting on Negative Positive by Hatsune Miku. Yeah, Vocaloid is awesome and I find it great that you're listening to it! :-D
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games