The Summoning

The Summoning

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All Chloe Saunders wants is a life like any normal teenager - the chance to get through school, make friends, and maybe meet a boy. But when she starts seeing ghosts, she knows that life will never be normal again. Soon ghosts are everywhere, demanding her attention. When Chloe finally breaks down, she's admitted to a group home for disturbed kids. At first Lyle House seems okay, but as she gets to know the other patients - charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek; obnoxious Tori; and Rae, who has a 'thing' for fire - Chloe begins to realise that something strange and sinister binds them all together, and it isn't your usual 'problem kid' behaviour. And they're about to discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home, either more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 184 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184149710X
  • 9781841497105
  • 27,059

About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong lives in Ontario with her husband and two more

Review quote

'Action, danger, supernatural secrets, and a hint of romance--.Armstrong's world is one in which trusting the wrong person can have dire consequences. You'll be desperate for a sequel.' Melissa Marr, author of WICKED LOVELYshow more

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133,983 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 41% (55,344)
4 31% (41,327)
3 20% (26,614)
2 6% (7,436)
1 2% (3,262)

Our customer reviews

The Summoning is the first book of a trilogy. The genre is Young Adult Paranormal/ Fantasy. I absolutely love the cover. I like the anonymity (+1 star) and the story is nice. Supernatural beings in one book minus the overrated vampire. (+1 star) Sadly, the good points ended there. The story moved slowly and I was bored. I was waiting for the action scenes but I hardly got any. Plus, the book ended without the characters knowing their true identity. Well, that goes for Tori and Rae. The book really did not progress much. The main characters started confused and ended confused. I would still like to read the trilogy if I could borrow but I will not definitely buy it. I know a lot of people rated this 4 - 5 stars, but maybe this is just not for more
by Carmel
The Summoning is the first in a trilogy called Darkest Powers. Chloe can see ghosts. She hasnt seen anything for many years, and then suddenly, the day she gets her period, she can seen them again. She is chased through school by a ghostly custodian and freaks out. She is subdued and sent to a group home where she is put on medication and told she is a schizophrenic. She meets Liz, Derek, Simon, Rae and Tori at the home. Derek tells her she is a necromancer, someone who can control the dead. Liz believes she has a poltergeist and after she is sent to the mental home when her bedroom is destroyed, Chloe believes she may be next. It becomes apparent that they all have supernatural powers and they cant help but wonder if it is a coincidence that they all ended up in the same group home. Derek and Simons dad is missing and Simon wants to go looking for him. Chloe, Derek, Simon and Rae escape from the home and are chased by the staff. They split up and Chloe and Rae, not knowing what has happened to the boys, head back to get help from Chloes Aunt Lauren. This is an interesting story which I quite enjoyed but I felt that it took a long time to take off. The first half was very slow moving but I am glad I persevered with it because I totally enjoyed the second half. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes YA paranormal/science fiction more
by Suzanne Finnegan
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