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Призоваването (Darkest Powers #1)

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„Призоваването“ е първа книга от трилогията „Най-тъмните сили“, превърнала се в любима на юношите от над двайсет страни.

Моето име е Клоуи Сондърс и животът ми никога няма да бъде същият. Единственото, което исках, бе да срещна нови приятели, да излизам с момчета и всичко да продължи постарому. Вече дори не знам какво означава това. Всичко започна в деня, когато видях първи
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Colibri (first published July 1st 2008)
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Sydney It somewhat contains a love story. But it is not the main focus of the story. It has a ton of twists and turns and I really recommend reading it.
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Kat Kennedy
Jun 29, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who hate puppies and rainbows and sunshine
Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: not Tatiana, that's for damn sure!
I sat down at my computer this morning and tried to think of something interesting to say about my reading experience of The Summoning. It seems though, that all of my creative faculties have been sucked away since I spent eighty percent of this book imagining what the story COULD have been.

The story is like the little engine that could. It has the potential, it's chugging away, it's working hard. Only as it turns out it's The Little Engine That Could Have Been Something interesting.

The first pa
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

I thought this book was pretty good. I thought the blurb sounded good when it mentioned Chloe seeing ghosts! I mean the first ghost she saw as a child would have freaked me clean out!!

Later on Chloe is 15 and in high school. She has a breakdown at school, or so they think, really she just saw a ghost that keeps melting his skin and looking all creepy! But this book is not what it seems at all!

Poor Chloe finally gets sent to the Lyle House for "special kids". She has no idea.

No one would say w
This book was nearly impossible to put down and I have no doubt that the menacing allure of the setting and plot hindered my ability to do so.

There were several compelling plot points going on in this chilling tome, but somehow they not only found a way to co-exist, they actually enhanced one another. The idea of necromancers alone was an eerily intriguing concept but to then confound it with a mental institution setting was sheer sinister brilliance. As if it weren’t creepy enough for the hero
Reading this book made me clench my jaw so much it's still hurting several hours later. Although the story is not a standalone, it really left me with a bone chilling feeling and I truly can't wait for the next book in the series.

Chloe's a young girl struggling with her new found power, Lyle House and her housemates, the setting itself is filled with teenage hormones and jealousy. It's filled with mysteries and no one seems to be what they appear,this is especially true for her housemates. We jo
May 04, 2009 Kristi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I’m one of the last people to read this! I’ve heard nothing but how good this novel is, and that I must read it ASAP. When I received a copy of The Awakening, the next novel, I knew that I needed to read The Summoning, right away. (I’m almost glad I waited to read it, so I could start The Awakening right away! What an ending!)

This book is everything I was hoping for and more! I’ve never read Armstrong before, I really want to read her adult fantasy series, but I just haven’t had a chance
Sep 12, 2009 Tatiana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of YA paranormal fantasy who like cliffhangers
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather
Shelves: 2009, ya, urban-fantasy
As seen on The Readventurer

"The Summoning" is the first YA novel written by Kelley Armstrong. It tells a story of Chloe, a 15-year old girl who suddenly finds herself capable of seeing ghosts. Only, of course, nobody believes her and she is quickly sent to a boarding house for disturbed kids for psychological evaluation. It turns out however, that the house and its inhabitants are not quite what they seem to be.

While this book was definitely a page turner, I was a little disappointed in it. I fe
Aug 20, 2011 DarienMoya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

So I bought this book last year at a summer book fair, I was not expecting to like it cus me and Kelley weren’t friends after reading Bitten, which I felt was mediocre at best but this book came as a surprise. First I was all like typical teenage stuff, girl complaining about life, afraid to ask boy to the dance typical stuff. Until this girl starts to see things that no one else can and then it became all kinds of interesting.

Chloe Saunders is having some weird dreams abo
The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong is a story about Chloe Saunders who is a fifteen year old necromancer just beginning to realize her powers. She is not quite aware of its possibilities and at the onset of her revelation; she suffers a meltdown in school and is placed in a house supposedly for mentally ill teens. When she arrives at Lyle House, Chloe discovers that her fellow patients also have unusual powers and all is not what it seems to be.

The story started off well enough, but really didn't
Dec 27, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers, adults
This book turned me into a shameless fiend for the Chloe and Derek relationship - I adored their banter, and their romantic date in the basement with the dead bodies, and their other romantic encounter in the shower. (Note: my views on what is romantic may be deeply weird.)

On the first read, I found the book a little hard to get into, but on subesequent re-reads that hasn't been a problem at all. Realistic characters, interesting powers, cliffhanger ending... I'd do a lot to get the next book!
This book was ^^SURPRISINGLY GOOD!^^ .

At first I thought it was kinda weird but that made me read it more to find out what was going on.

This book has everything a book needs.

Interesting, mind you, very interesting, characters, mystery, crazy people, and a writing style that says, "If you put me down, so help me you will regret it. Keep reading, you know you want too."

Did you hear that?
It sang the last part!
Sad part is, you keep reading for fear of waiting until the next time you might pick it
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Aug 26, 2016 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: Secret Santa 2010 Pick by JessicaB
3.5 - 4 Stars

This was a We Love Lisa Kleypas Group “Secret” Santa pick from JessicaB. Thanks, Jessica!

This is going to be a fairly short, and a bit uncertain, review. Yes, I can do short ones without hottie photos! ^_^

This is my first Kelley Armstrong book.

Chloe Saunders is a late bloomer and puberty doesn’t fully hit her until her 15th birthday, when weird things start happening to her. She's seeing people that nobody else can. When she suffers a breakdown in school, her guardian, Aunt Laure
Amren's Wife Taylor
Honestly, I added these books to my tbr forever ago, assuming I would likely never read them. But then I was in the library and the complete series was on the shelf right in front of me so I figured why not? Low expectations, lots of potential. And wow was I pleasantly surprised. I blew through this, didn't want to put it down. It was really entertaining and the characters were so very genuine. Believable. And I enjoyed being in the protagonists' head.
Definitely looking forward to reading the re
Marty :}
Feb 04, 2016 Marty :} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: otp, cover-lust, fantasy, ya
Oh, God! Have mercy, this book is so amazing. I can't even form words properly. It is my second time when I try to read it, I first tried some years ago and I read just the first chapters and I considered them quite boring. But now, I went further and I'm so greatful that I did so. At first, it seems like your typical girl-sees-ghost story, where the girl ends-up in some house for people with problems. Chloe is a character which I could totally relate to. She was passionate about movies and she ...more
Jun 11, 2008 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From when Chloe Saunders was just a little girl, she saw ghosts. Of course then, she thought they were only nightmarish imaginary friends. And her life seemed to become almost normal when they moved out of that haunted house and after her mom died. But when Chloe hits puberty, she starts seeing the ghosts again. Now she’s forced to stay in Lyle House so she can learn to cope with her “schizophrenia.” But the other kids at Lyle House have also been incorrectly diagnosed with mental problems. Ther ...more
I feel I should state three things before starting this review.
1. I am older than the target audience for this book.
2. I like Armstrong's adult novels (that's why I picked this up).
3. The first part of this review is going to include a rant. Positive remarks follow.

I wanted to like The Summoning more than I did; it is after all basically "Teens of the Otherworld". The first problem occurred early on in the novel where Chloe describes herself to the reader. She is skinny, very skinny, so skinny
Jan 03, 2009 Tez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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BJ Rose
Jan 25, 2010 BJ Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to BJ Rose by: Book Haven
'I see dead people' - well, it worked in "Sixth Sense" and it definitely works here, mainly because there's so much more here than that. Chloe gets her first period and is harassed by a very gross-looking ghost on the same day - at school, of course! She's happy about the first event, even tho she has to vandalize the bathroom dispenser to get a sanitary napkin, but the ghost (her second of the day) really freaks her out, and the school insists on two weeks of counseling in a group youth center ...more
When I first read this book I was like...

I remember when I first read this book, it was the night before I wrote my Life Science exam last year. After waiting for the shipment of the book (I ordered it online) and then ignoring it for a whole week it finally caught up with me. Of course it was like freaking Pandora's box near me. I told myself I’d just read a few chapters and leave it, so much for that happening; I remember I couldn’t put the freaking book down. Now after re-reading this book I
Jun 29, 2010 Hilda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, magic
3.5 stars

Chloe Saunders’ life was as normal as she can get. Her family keeps moving, so it’s kind of hard not to get too special as being a new-rich-girl-in-school. It was normal… until her puberty kicks, and she gets to see a burning janitor.

Is that a hallucination? Or a real ghost? Chloe didn’t have time to consider, because her school and family send her right away to Lyle House, a group home for disturbed kids. Counselor there somehow seems so keen to label her having schizophrenia. All Chlo
Jan 01, 2009 Kait rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hanna, Steen
Recommended to Kait by: Nicole
I don't know why I wasn't expecting this book to be very good, but I really liked it. It's Kelley Armstrong's first young adult novel, and I think she really nails it. It was interesting enough that it can captivate an adult audience, but wasn't too mature that it would turn off some of the younger readers.

I enjoyed the story line, and I remembered that it takes place in the Otherworld, the same as her adult series about half way through the book... and it all made sense then! I wonder if we'll
May 06, 2011 Lou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: may-read
Finally I stepped into untreaded waters! that is to say reading YA Urban fiction that a majority of the female audience seem to have been reading on goodreads and enjoying. I must say it has been pleasant and enjoyable experience reading Armstrong's first novel of a series here and I am hooked and loved walking P.O.V through Chloe's world in this story.
"I see Dead people"
Chloe is a Girl you'll love a movie buff who's got boyfriends at the bottom of the list at the moment.

Put a label on it! Medic
4,5 stars

What i think, is that i should have read this book a long time ago...that's how good i though this one was.
This is a story about a very special group of teenagers. For those of you who are familiar with the author's series "Woman of the otherworld", i will just tell you this: _Imagine all those characters, werewolfes, necromancers, witches, half-demons, the whole imagine them growing up having no idea what they were. Imagine them growing up without someone who understands w
Actual Rating: 2.5/5 stars

I didn't find anything special about this one. What set it apart? I cannot tell you because I don't know the answer to that. I was unimpressed.

The main characters are lacking. I don't know why but I can't seem to root for any of them. I wished I could say more but I can't come up with anything right now. They're okay, I guess.

I was majorly bored. Overall, I find this story not engaging enough because I was always getting distracted by a lot of things (and while reading
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Not bad. In fact, pretty good. It started off kinda weird, and it had a few parts that were a little strange and/or predictable. Over all, though, the plot developed nicely, and I liked the characters ... I got kind of addicted to it, and I'm eager to read the sequel when it comes out. :)
Wonderfully written characters, exceptionally good and genuine rendetion of human relationships and paranormal elements that aren't too complex to annoy the reader, but used in the fresh, urban-fantasy-ish way that I adore.

The whole Darkest Power-series captivated me from page one on.

I'd like to point something out that makes me seriously fall for Kelley Armstrong. Authors tend to give their characters mental deceases or a traumatic childhood but then, later, make it unrealistic, unbelievable. I
Everybody is writing YA fiction these days ( well, maybe not Laurel K Hamilton but give it time). Kelley Armstrong has a series with a very complicated supernatural universe, full of everything supernatural and with an incredibly fast publication rate. I jumped ship at book 3 or 4. I quite liked her first novel as an werewolf romance, but the other books just brought on more and more uninteresting ( and rather whine-y) characters and a paranoid type of universe which did not feel all that credib ...more
The Flooze
Fantastic! The Summoning is a thrilling book, with characters who are truly teenagers and a plot that’s disturbing and twisted. Kelley Armstrong sucked me in with a terrifying and gripping opening chapter, promising a strong story and fascinating characters. She certainly delivered.

The story is well-paced and Chloe is a likable heroine. For once, the lead in a YA is more concerned with sorting out her life than she is with the opinion of the cute boy down the hall. She suffers the appropriate d
Chloe Saunders is sent to Lyle House, an institution for crazies, when a ghost scares the living crap out of her at school. She is given the title of Schizophrenic and has to take pills and go into therapy. She is determined to get out as fast as possible, but when she meets the other teens at Lyle House, it begins to dawn on her that there’s something else going on. Maybe there’s something special about these teens. Maybe there’s something special about Lyle House. Maybe she won’t like what she ...more
Oct 28, 2008 Adriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. I was hooked within a few chapters. Chloe sees dead people. But when she has an unexpected encounter with a dead janitor at school, she gets sent off to a home for troubled teens. Soon though Chloe realizes that she isn't the only one with unusual talents. This is the first of a trilogy, and I do have to agree that it is very much a set up for the rest of the story. The ending was a little frustrating, but I loved the premise and all of the twists and turns. I think it w ...more
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a
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“He pivoted, gaze following me as I crossed to the shower and turned on the cold water, so it would drown out our conversation without steaming up the room.
Great," he muttered."Now they're going to think we're showering together. Maybe we can just tell them we were washing off the crawl space dirt and trying to conserve water.”
“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?”
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