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The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
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Aug 05, 10

bookshelves: canadian, fantasy, horror, ya-fic, series
Read from July 17 to 28, 2010

After only the first chapter I experienced chills running up and down my spine as I was instantly reminded of the "Sixth Sense". The rest of the book did not fail to keep the nightmares coming.

Chole has litterally JUST gone through puberty and is suddenly seeing ghosts (although she did see them when she was younger too.. then they moved and she didn't see them again.. until now..). No one thinks that the ghosts are actually there, so they put her in a group home and she is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Coincidentally, all of the other kids in the group home are "supernaturals" as well - or not so coincidentally as they discover. Now they must work together to get out of the group home alive, and learn how to control their powers.

There were moments when I disagreed with Chole's decisions so much it made me want to stop reading permanently, but I just really wanted to see how it ended! The ending was a bit odd - not much of an ending at all, it seemed more like the end of the chapter and the author just cut herself off there without rounding out the story. Given this was probably planned as a trilogy from the start, I still wish that the first installment could have been a stand alone book - I'm a little surprised the last chapter didn't end with "To Be Continued..." But I supposed it was a clever ploy to get the reader to finish the series, since that is what I plan to do now.

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