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Summoner Rising

(Laws of Summoning #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:

Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.

Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, a
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Month9Books
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Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Bee by: free copy of book received
I will start off by saying, that I received a free copy for a honest review, so here it is people!

I was a little skeptical about the book, when I read the synopsis, because of the genre of the book (not my normal choice of genre to read), and the age of the characters, BUT I loved it! The writing flowed beautifully! I was captured right from the beginning of the book, with well developed characters, their interactions and relationships, and in-depth description of the paranormal (shadows/demons,
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I wasn't sure what to expect with Summoner Rising. I was intrigued by the "Laws" and I wanted to know what a Summoner is. There is a Mortal Instruments vibe where the Summoners must defeat demons and maintain balance and peace. Daciana is the main character but I felt her attitude was a bit much. Though she is determined to learn what it means to be Summoner and fix her wrongs. Overall I enjoyed reading Summo
Hannah Michaels
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review! Once again, Melanie had created an astounding story full of twists and turns and I am completely and utterly in love. I love Dacie and Tryan! You're immediately swept into this giant world of Summoners who are to keep the balance by controlling demons, and it feels so much bigger than you. Also reminiscent of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments world! Just a wonderful story that I couldn't get through fast enough! And can I P ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! I loved this book! I love the world that was created, and the character development! Melanie has done it again with this novel! I'm ready for the second one already!
Amanda P
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or my review. **

When I first read the book description, I was a little intrigued, but yet a little thrown off not knowing yet what a summoner was. Melanie McFarlane really sets the book up nicely and really goes into detail what the back story of everything is. So that makes the story flow together great!

This story is about a soon to be 17 Dacie Cantar whose mother was recently killed and was
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I also bought it because I wanted to support the author, so there’s the disclaimers, I suppose.

Let me just start by saying I adore the writing of Melanie McFarlane. I was lucky enough to read her first book when it first came out, and let me tell you... I fell in love. There’s nothing which makes me happier than a new talented indie author I can be obsessed with. I mean, her writing... because I’m not that creepy...

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Dax Munro
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Set in Maine, USA, comes the tale of young Daciana (Dacie to friends), a sixteen year old with a unique and somewhat disturbing ability. Having just moved from California, Dacie is portrayed as an initially shy yet rebellious character, who pushes others away. As we learn more about her past, we begin to understand why.

This novel is a wonderful start to a series where secrets, teamwork and loss combine. The characters are a breath of fresh air and each have a distinct personality. You get a stro
Nicole Strand
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Daciana lives with her Great Aunt Katya after tragedy struck and her mother died. The book begins with Dacie’s first day at her new school. She often sees shadows moving on their own in a way that makes no sense. Her first day immediately starts by her meeting a jock-ish boy named Brennan and then a couple minutes later literally running into a long haired boy with green eyes.

One thing that bothered me is how much of an attitude she had against the guy, who you later find out is named Tryan. I
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this. I enjoyed the concept of demon summoners and how demons are brought to be and why. However, the one thing that kept throwing me off was Dacie's maturity level. I know that she is young and inexperienced but I feel that with the childhood she had and the little she has experienced she should be a little more cautious and more mature. Her relationship with Tryan is back and forth b/c she is immature and has a low self-esteem, at least in my opinion. She mentions how ridiculous it is ...more
Jeannie Lopez
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great book , loved the story and idea. Cant wait for book 2 this fall.
Teresa Drelick
Absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down and I want more. I'm hoping there will be a next book taking us to Romania. Please, please tell me there is more!
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Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.

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