The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Book 11: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

This was a pretty good book. It was a little bit too simple for me at the beginning, but I'm guessing that the age group listed on this book is a little bit on the lower side. Like maybe 12 and up? Not sure. But once I started to get into it, the story was actually pretty good. A young girl, Chloe Saunders, gets her first period and suddenly starts seeing ghosts. And they start talking to her! Long story short, she gets put in a group home called Lyle House, where all the other kids are 'different'. But there's more to the kids at Lyle House than she ever dreamed. I won't go into much more so that I don't give away the story, but it follows a nice story line after that.

The only that pissed me off about the book was the ending. You get used to having this big climax at the end of a book, along with a nice happy resolution that leaves you satisfied enough to close the book and get some sleep. Well, this book gives you a huge revelation, puts the protagonist right into the belly of the beast, so to speak, and promptly ends right there. It wasn't exactly a cliffhanger ending, but darn near close to it, and I hate that. I realize this book is part of a series, but seriously? There weren't any real answers in this book, only questions. At least I'm coming to it late enough that the next two books are already out there and I can pick them up and finish the story. Or, at least I hope I can. Is the third book the end? I guess I'll find out.

Kelley Armstrong is coming to the area - she'll be signing books at Brier Creek Barnes and Noble at 6 next Wed., so I'm planning to go and buy the rest of the series that night. If you're looking for something a little bit spooky to read, this is a good YA book for that.

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