Monday, May 16, 2011

Book review: The darkest powers series By Kelley Armstrong


Title: The summoning

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Young Adult
My rating

On the cover:

Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for disturbed teens.
At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?



My review:

This book series is really good. The books are about Chloe who is an ordinary girl of 15, until she sees people that nobody else sees and hears voices that no one else hears. Chloe begins to question her sanity when she is sent to group homes for troubled teens. Chloe quickly realize that not everything is what it seems, when more of her roommates are found to have hidden talents. Who can she trust? the books are exciting and you pulled quickly in as a reader, but I think that some things mentioned in the story is forgotten and does not return. Some events does not have a conclusion, one could say without revealing too much. And if this blunder would not have been, this series had a higher grade from me. It feels like the writer forgot to reflect upon some threads that she  began in the book, but otherwise this is a very readable serie I think.

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