Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Summoning and The Awakening

Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library.  

Today I am reviewing another series, but this time I read the first book before the second book. This series is The Summoning and The Awakening, by Kelly Armstrong.

Book 1, The Summoning, introduces us to Chloe Saunders, a girl who quite suddenly begins to see ghosts. Of course she can't tell this to anyone because she's not exactly sure it's really happening. But when she attacks a teacher at school (not on purpose--she's trying to escape from a ghost), she's placed in a group home for troubled youth. The plan is to rehabilitate her and return her to society.

Or so she thinks. Turns out, the other kids in the group home have secret abilities too. Chloe realizes that not only is she really seeing ghosts, but she has the power to raise spirits back into their bodies. Along with this understanding comes the realization that she and the other teenagers are in deadly peril. Either they banish their powers, or they die.

This book is a real page turner. It had me riveted right to the end. And so I was thrilled when I was able to get book 2 from the library.

I give this book an A.

Book 2, The Awakening, follows Chloe and her friends as they make a run from the group home and those who are attempting to manipulate their powers. Kind of an in between book, it helps cement the characters' relationships and foreshadow the big reckoning that is likely to happen in book 3.

This book was just as dramatic and engaging as the first book. I am looking forward to the third, and this is a great addition to any collection.

I give this book an A.

A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it

1 comment:

  1. I loved these books. I just loaned my copies to a friend. I can't wait for May when the third one comes out.