The Summoning

Discription from Goodreads:

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House… before its skeletons come back to haunt me.


The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong has 390 pages and was published in 2008 by HarperCollins.

In The Summoning, Chloe is a teenage girl that can see ghosts. Due to this ability, she is diagnosed with a mental illness and sent to recover at a group home. She is ultimately forced to confront a reality she has been unwilling to accept while trying to figure out just where she fits in.

The Summoning is a fast-paced ya novel. While this book is definitely high in creep factor, it is not particularly scary. Armstrong does have a few tricks up her sleeve and the book does end with a cliffhanger.

Definitely will read the next in the series, The Awakening.

Rating: 3 Plot Monster Spiders


Noteable Quotes:

“Simon: Anyone ever tell you your sense of timing really sucks?
Derek: That’s why I don’t play the drums. Now what’s up?”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Summoning

“Oh, for God’s sake. Save your piss. Don’t save your piss. It’s all the same to me.”
― Kelley ArmstrongThe Summoning

MDW original review. Source: Library

4 thoughts on “The Summoning

  1. ecladragon says:

    I remember reading this book in elementary school. It led to some of my better memories from school. I enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy the next two books. Also I would recommend reading more books by Kelley Armstrong because she is an amazing contemporary fantasy writer.


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