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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Summoning

The Summoning
Darkest Powers, book 1
Kelley Armstrong

Harper Collins
Young Adult
hardcover: July 1, 2008
400 pages



from the author's website:
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 roommate 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?

Good News: The book is great and book two is already out.
Bad News: Book three's release date, subject to change, is May 2010.

Book one ends in a cliffhanger and I'm expecting book two to end in a hair-pulling spot as well.

The paperback is out and is moving up the sales ranks at amazon.com but the hardcover is still up there.

hardcover
(8.3 x 5.8 inches)
pages: 400
release date: July 1, 2008
amazon.com's sales rank as of 7-2: #20,714 in Books
#99 Books > Children's books > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Spine-Chilling Horror

paperback
(7.8 x 5.3 inches)
pages: 416
release date: July 1, 2008
amazon.com's sales rank as of 7-2: #3,070 in Books
#25 Books > Teens > Social Issues > Being a Teen
#35 Books > Children's books > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Spine-Chilling Horror

3 comments:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I loved this one and the next and yes can't wait for the third!

J. Kaye said...

I didn't like that cliffhanger ending. I am reading book 2 soon.

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