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The Summoning (Darkest Powers Series #1)

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19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

The Summoning

Chloe Saunders's life is flipped upside down the first time she see a ghost and it sees her. She's sent to Lyle House, a place for troubled teens. There she meets Liz, Rae, Tori, Simon, and Derek, five seemingly normal teenagers - well, as normal as teenagers with psych...
Chloe Saunders's life is flipped upside down the first time she see a ghost and it sees her. She's sent to Lyle House, a place for troubled teens. There she meets Liz, Rae, Tori, Simon, and Derek, five seemingly normal teenagers - well, as normal as teenagers with psychotically problems can get, that is.
But things aren't what they seems like in Lyle House. A place where its secrets could end up killing you. Incidents begin happening, raising suspicions on what's really going here.
With the help her unstable powers and a couple of ghosts, Chloe starts to uncover secrets about herself, the other residents, and Lyle House itself. She finds out enough to know that she has to escape.
At first, I kept saying, "I'm not going to review this. I'm not going to review this." What do you know, I'm reviewing this. After a few hours, I realized this was the only thing I kept thinking about.
The first few chapters were a bore. I was about to give up on this book, but instead, I skipped them - which should have really annoyed me, but with this book it didn't for some reason - and kept reading.
Things got interesting when Chloe arrived at Lyle house. At that point, the story never seemed to drop and it just kept going and going. Situations between the characters really draw you in and keep you in up until the end.

posted by Debbie-J-1970 on September 16, 2009

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10 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

I Don't Recommend To My Friends

I thought it was slow, boring, immature, and dead. I kept waiting for something to happen but it never really did. I thought the writing was too young as well. Not the kind of book for me or any of my friends.

posted by purpleCB on September 7, 2009

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

    I Don't Recommend To My Friends

    I thought it was slow, boring, immature, and dead. I kept waiting for something to happen but it never really did. I thought the writing was too young as well. Not the kind of book for me or any of my friends.

    10 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    Summoning

    When I read the editorial review, I was interested in this book. The review was pretty attractive. As I read the story, I was very hopeful of what was going to happen; if it was as good as promised by the editorial review. But as I read and read, the story kept walking at the same place and not moving. It did move very slowly, but what I expect to happen didn't happen. The beginning of the story itself looked promising and actually could have been developed to a more interesting story. But it seemed that the author intended to make a long story that is divided into several books, instead of making a real series of books. This book is just like a beginning of the story it self, which didn't happen inside the book. It's like the first chapter of a book- a long chapter. I think this book is not worth reading. After reading the first book, I might buy the second book just to see what is going to happen- but i might also not. I can't find it promising to buy the second book. It might be the same as this one. Keep going slowly in too few scenes. I also found the world inside the book was very small: too few backgrounds. This story could have been much better in the hand of other people. A nice idea though, to use such story.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Not very fond if this book

    This book is okk, not even gonna finish reading it.. gonna move on to another book.. really boring

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  • Posted February 21, 2009

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    Ok Read.

    It was an ok read. Would be interesting for the the younger side of young adults.

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