Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday=Book Review Time--Ghost Stories

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Up for today: THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong

Product Details

Why I bought it? Actually this time it was not me who picked out the book. My daughter did while we were running errands at Target. We ended up with about 7 books on that trip. She said I should read it.

Synopsis: Chloe sees dead people and can hear them and talk with them. She gets sent to a group home for kids who have "issues" and is diagnosed with schizophrenia. She wonders what is up with the other kids there. Things get interesting as she learns what the other kids problems are.

What I thought? I enjoyed it pretty well. The story is engaging, and I was entertained. Some parts put you right on the edge of your seat. I didn't love it though. There were some really slow spots, too. It is the first in a series, and the second one is out already. The ending does not wrap anything up. I was disappointed with that. You're left completely hanging. I liked it enough to want to read the 2nd. My daughter will want it, I'm sure. She said the first was slow in a few spots but still really good.

My daughter's rating: ****1/2

My rating: ***1/2 

Cleanness Score: 4: It has some gruesome ghost descriptions, but no language or sexual situations.


Danyelle said...

It sounds really interesting. I think I'm a too much of a wimp to read it though. :)

Natalie said...

I actually loved this book! I guess the concept sucked me in enough that I didn't really notice anything slow about it. I read it in like a day and a half.

Tess said...

I have not heard of this one, but bet my daughter will love it. Thanks for including the helps!

lotusgirl said...

Sorry about my score snaffu. I meant for it to be 3 1/2 stars. typos kill me. Then I didn't even notice when I read back through.

Danyelle, It's not that scary, but some parts are pretty intense.

Natalie, I enjoyed it, but was not thrilled with it. I have to admit that the lack of ending lowered the score.

Tess, Your daughter probably will love it, if she likes this genre. Mine did.

Captain Hook said...

I loved her other series - Women of the Otherworld - so I'm looking forward to reading this too.

Alexa said...

It sounds interesting and I love the cover but I do like books to wrap up even if they're part of a series.

Lady Glamis said...

It sounds like it might annoy me, hmmm... Of course, I can't say anything. My own writing has dead spots. It makes you wonder how the editors didn't do something about that before it went out. Maybe it's just personal taste?

lotusgirl said...

CH, Let me know how you like it.

Alexa, I like them to wrap up too.

Glam, I would imagine this is not your cup of tea.