Tuesday, August 11, 2009

July 6, 09 The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Hey!

This book camp that I'm at this week is having Kelley Armstrong as the last speaker and I'm really excited to meet her! I read her first book, The Summoning, in preparation.

The Summoning is about Chloe Saunders, a fifteen year old girl in an art school who lost her mother and adores movies. When Chloe starts seeing ghosts, her dad and aunt take her to Lyle House, a group home for mentally ill teenagers. But Chloe starts to think the patients aren't what they seem...


This book was very well done. I adored the writing, the characters and though it took a while for the suspense to start, when it did, I was sucked in. I loved the fantastical aspect and mental illness has always really interested me. Ms. Armstrong always kept me guessing. I would have this idea of a person, then it would change, and then go back again. The Summoning is more of an introduction book then anything else, but I thought it fit.


Emma Out!

15 comments:

  1. *still listening to his one* I'm glad you liked it. I'm so excited for you! Getting meet Kelley!

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  2. I didn't dig this one too much but I've heard from other bloggers that part 2 is much much better.

    Who was your favorite character?

    I loved Derek.

    I keep thinking he's going to turn into a mega hunk.

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  3. Would you laugh if I said I was hoping Derek and Chloe got together? He's my favorite!

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  4. That's so awesome! I haven't read this book yet but it's just sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.

    -Briana

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  5. I loved this book but I hated the cliff-hanger ending! I flipped to the next page, expecting more and almost started screaming when I didn't see anything.

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  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book! It looks like a lot of bloggers whose book tastes I trust really enjoyed this book, and you lucky duck getting to meet Kelley Armstrong!

    Great review though.

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  7. Glad to hear you liked it! I definitely have to read it now. :)

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  8. The writing is one of my favorite things about this book too!! She writes so simple and perfect! Good review!

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  9. Great review. I guess I will need to get around to reading this sooner than later.

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  10. The mental illness factor was great for me, too, because it leaves room for doubt (for Chloe). I thought that was a smart move on Armstrong's part.

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  11. I really love the covers for these books; they are gorgeous!

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  12. I am currently reading this one and I love it. I agree with almost everything that you said. I only have about 100 pages left and it took awhile to get to the action. Also the characters keep changing and you keep finding out about more that keeps your attention.
    Great Review

    Jordan
    jmoose09@gmail.com

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  13. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I love it when they keep you guessing !!! Sounds like my kind a book!!

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  14. Glad you liked this so much. I'm dying to read it. Great review. :D

    ~Briana

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  15. I was excited to hear another great review because I have really been wanting to read this. Now I can't stop thinking about it!

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