All Chloe Saunders wants is a life like any normal teenager - the chance to get through school, make friends, and maybe meet a boy But when she starts seeing ghosts, she knows that life will never be normal again.
Soon the ghosts are everywhere, demanding her attention. When Chloe finally breaks dwon, she's admitted to a group home for disturbed kids. At first, Lyle House seems okay, but as she gets to know the other patients - charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a 'thing' for fire - Chloe begins to realise that something strange and sinister binds them all together, and isn't your usual 'problem kid' behaviour.
And they're about to discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home, either... - From the back of the book.
It starts a little slow. But, it does pick up, and from there, it just gets better and better. I love the storyline, and the characters are real and engaging. The storyline may have been done before, but the author pulls it off amazingly, and it comes out very unique and original.
Chloe Saunders, the main character, is very believable, a vulnerable teenager, who doesn't really understand what is happening to her. I found that I wanted everything to go her way, and that she was happy. The other characters were interesting too, especially Derek. I found myself wanting to know all about Derek, about who he is, what he is, and everything else I could possibly find out about him. All the characters are complex, and have different backgrounds, and you just want to know what happened to all of them, to bring them to Lyle House.
The Summoning, in my opinion, is really really good. It's one of my favourites, and I couldn't wait to read the second one. The characters and setting are likeable and believable, and I hope the series only gets better.
I give it 5 Feet!