The Summoning – Kelley Armstrong

ISBN: 978-0061450549
Publisher: Harper Collings
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 416
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; first
Reader’s Annotation: Chloe has always seen ghosts, and she’s done her best to stay away from them. When she goes into a fit at school after seeing a ghost, though, she’s thrown into Lyle House, a place for teens with problems. Lyle House isn’t all it seems and it’s up to Chloe to find out why.
Summary: Chloe lives a relatively normal life, trying to avoid the ghosts that seek her out to solve their problems. Her world comes crashing down when she is cornered at school and has an episode that gets her sent to Lyle House, a place for teens with problems. At Lyle House she’s faced with adjusting to her new housemates and trying to understand exactly what the doctors are trying to do to her, and the others. When housemates start disappearing and dying it’s up to Chloe to find out the history of Lyle House. This is an entertaining start to a new trilogy and a welcome respite to the vampire and faerie heavy genre. Chloe is an engaging character and readers will stick around to see her relationship with Derek develop.