YA Book Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

YA Book Review: The Summoning (Darkest Powers Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong

I read this book in 2011, so it’s been a while. But as part of my project to put as many book reviews up on my site as I can, I’m going back in time to review this one. Good thing I’ve kept a book journal for over six years now.

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1)(associate link), by Kelley Armstrong, is the first book in a YA Paranormal Series about a girl named Chloe. Right from the start we know that Chloe is different, and she’s about to go through a whole world of hardship.

In my journal from a few years ago, this is what I wrote:

I’ve seen these books on the shelves for quite some time now, so I finally decided to buy them for my ereader since I’d be travelling, and I just got around to reading the first one. I was pleasantly surprised. A couple times the text seemed to jump from here to there, and I wondered if my ereader was skipping pages (it wasn’t). The story was rather engaging, but not quite as descriptive as I would have liked, but I definitely want to continue reading to discover what happens to Chloe.

As you can see in the picture from my journal, I gave The Summoning 4/5 stars. I’ll post my review of book 2 and 3 later this week.

J. E. Hunter is the author of the Black Depths Series. Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, and Broken Tide, the first two books of the series can be found on  Amazon,  Kobo,  iBooks,  Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The third book, Dark Shores, was released April 1, 2016. The fourth and last book of the Black Depths series, Twisted Currents, will be released in the fall of 2016, after Dead Water and Doomed Seas, two Novellas featuring Caesar.

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