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The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
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bookshelves: 2009, ya, urban-fantasy, paranormal-romance
Read in July, 2009

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 heroine to see ghosts, she is then locked up in a home for mentaly disturbed teens. That is evil genius on the author’s part, and I ate it up! I had so many conflicting emotions while reading this book, though suspicion and fear ruled more often than not. Yet despite my constant suspicion of nearly everyone, I was still floored by the twist. I knew that Rae’s idea was unwise, but I had no idea how unwise. To this I say, “Well played Kelley Armstrong.” And speaking of being played, I feel as though I should be angry that I find myself lusting after a character with an obvious attitude problem who has been plagued with a “puberty smack down.” Nevertheless, Derek shines and I am looking forward to more of his keen observations and snide remarks.

In summary, The Summoning is a freakishly entrancing read with a brilliant plot, menacing setting, and intriguing character. I'm excited to see how it all ends.
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07/14/2009 page 171
43.85% "So far I really like it...." 8 comments

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Tatiana 5 stars? Must be really good...


Heather I think you will like this one, and as you can see, I cared enough to review it :)


Tatiana I'll read this instead of Nightfall:)


Heather Okay :). I really did like this one. It had the tone that I was looking for. And the plot is very interesting. I didn't see the twists coming...


Irish I agree with you. I can't put it down so I finished reading it in just one day.


Sandra Loved it! I totally agree about Derek, I love that Armstrong made us fall the awkward kid (as big as he is), but I have a feeling once he finally goes through the 'change,' some of that acne might clear up. Also did not see that twist AT ALL, and I think I might have actually yelled at the book.


Rhiannon Love this reveiw. and how refreshing is it to have a cast who aren't "totally hot" yet you still feel the attraction ... possible more so ... x


~s a n ã (◕^.^◕) so true! this book is awesome :)


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Good review!


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Francheska I love this book it is amazing


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