Book: The Summoning
Authoress: Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Condensed: Chloe's life flips upside down when on her fifteen birthday she realizes she can see ghosts and consequently gets sent to a rehab center for troubled teens. But the home isn't what it seems and neither are her fellow housemates. Nothing is a coincidence in this tale.
My take: The Summoning fell short for me. Despite the dazzling array of unique characters I did not find my self drawn in. Ultimately it was the characters (and not the story) that propelled me to continue.
Kiddie-o-meter: Pretty safe for even younger teens. There is no sex, no social commentary, and despite a little death it's pretty mild on violence.
Adult-o-meter: Due to it's lack of intrigue I would only recommend this one to young@heart fantasy lovers.
My rating: 3 stars
Worth-a-read?: Visit your library first and see what you think.
Noteable: See below to browse inside this book.
Share worthy: "I closed my eyes - meaningless since I could see nothing with them open, but it made me feel better. The fingers crept and poked over my back, plucking my shirt, the corpse making gah-gah-gah noises as if trying to talk."
Final say: Maybe a little more love would have helped suck me in.