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The Summoning (The Darkest Powers, Book 1)
by Kelley Armstrong | Teens
Registered by wingMinerva101wing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hovey): to be read


15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingMinerva101wing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I'm totally guilty of enjoying YA paranormal fiction. I liked this one - cool that it is not a romance like Twilight - more of an action/adventure with paranormal protagonists. My teen kids enjoyed this one, too.

Product Description
After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…  


Journal Entry 2 by wingMinerva101wing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (5/14/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Released at the Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting at the Joshua Tree Cafe for the Canadian theme. Enjoy :)
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the May meet-up of the Calgary BookCrossers at the Joshua Tree Café.

This book sounds dark, will be perfect for a sunny day! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingCrossing-Guardwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, December 11, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Picked this up at December's meeting, adding it to my TBR mountain. I certainly have lots of holiday reading to do. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingCrossing-Guardwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (1/14/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

What, the book ended, nooooo!!!! Figures I am really enjoying the book and then it just went and ended on me. I guess I am going to need to get my hands on the sequel so that I know what happens next. Thanks Minerva101 for sharing this, it was an interesting look at so called mentally ill kids who are really not mentally ill. I'm looking forward to the next one.

I'm taking this to our January meet up where it will either go to a new reader or be returned to Minerva101.

Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month at the Joshua Tree Cafe starting at 11am. New Crossers are always welcome. 


Journal Entry 6 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 15, 2012

This book has not been rated.

~Picked up at January get together~ 


Journal Entry 7 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 13, 2012

10 out of 10

Read it. Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Squeed at the perfect cliffhanger ending~ Even in YA I heart Kelley Armstrong's writting style.

Thanks for an awesome read!! 


Journal Entry 8 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 13, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (4/14/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Taken to get together 


Journal Entry 9 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the meeting today. Looking forward to it. 


Journal Entry 10 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 05, 2012

8 out of 10

OK, it hardly took any time at all for me to get right into this book. Enjoyed the main character. 


Journal Entry 11 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (5/12/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Taking to the May meeting at the Joshua Tree Cafe to either pass on or leave on the bookshelf. 


Journal Entry 12 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the May Calgary Book Crossing Meeting. 


Journal Entry 13 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 09, 2012

8 out of 10

Really excellent creepy fiction. I liked the way it was couched in film-making plot terms, since the main character is an aspiring film-maker.

This is very clearly the first in the series and is a little heavy on the exposition at times and there's quite a few loose threads, but the characters were excellent and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Also, I love books with rough cut pages, they're just so tactile and lovely to hold. 


Journal Entry 14 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 09, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (6/9/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Released at the June Short Story Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

8 out of 10

Picked up at the June meetup.

I'd been looking at the book for a while and it didn't disappoint! Some really creepy scenes and a surprising twist ending and I'm interested in reading the rest of the series. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (7/14/2012 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taking to the meetup to be passed on or left on the shelves.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like! 


Journal Entry 17 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 15, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up this book at the Calgary BookCrossing July meet-up. I didn't enjoy the other Kelley Armstrong book I read, but I've been assured this series is much better, so I'm giving it a try. 


Journal Entry 18 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

7 out of 10

This book was okay, but I didn't think it was awesome. Actually, I found it to be kind of boring at times. So much of the book is just exposition and laying things out. I suppose, as the first book in the series, it needs to do that, but I just wish there wasn't so much of it. And the end just ends; it felt like Armstrong just stopped writing. I get there are more books in the series, but you can head into the next book without such an abrupt stop.

I'd read the next book just to see if things pick up. There are interesting threads that were introduced and it'd be neat to see where they go. 


Journal Entry 19 by locker-monster at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, September 07, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (9/8/2012 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Releasing this book at the Calgary BookCrossing September meet-up. If it didn't go home with someone, it's on the bookshelf. 


Journal Entry 20 by Sin85 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2013

6 out of 10

Did not really enjoy this book so much. It was really slow at first and then it got a bit better but overall not a fan. I will be taking this back to Joshua Tree Cafe along with the other books in the series. 


Journal Entry 21 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 10, 2013

This book has not been rated.

picked up at BC meeting 


Journal Entry 22 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014

8 out of 10

Finished this with mixed feelings. Some places are really slow and other are quite enjoyable. Overall a nice read. One complaint similar to what the others wrote. This trilogy is actually one book, there is no end/start between the books, so this should be read all in one go -otherwise the story just seems to be cut off at half a word.
 


Journal Entry 23 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 mos ago (4/12/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

bringing to BC meeting 


Journal Entry 24 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at today's Calgary bookcrossing meetup. I won't be able to read this until May so it won't make it back for a little while.

Looking forward to the read. 


Journal Entry 25 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 24, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Oh my goodness... I DEVOURED this book in a night. Had to force myself to go to sleep and not grab the next book in the pile.

Looking forward to the next book in this trilogy. When I finish the trilogy, I'll bring it to the next Calgary bookcrossing meeting to hand off as a set.  


Journal Entry 26 by wingHerchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 15, 2014

This book has not been rated.

I picked up this book at today's meetup, and I'm journaling it for my daughter. It does look interesting... 


Journal Entry 27 by SerpentCraft at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

9 out of 10

I loved the plot of this book! It just drew me in and I finished it within a few hours, believe it or not. The way a normal story can morph into a magical and danger-filled adventure is displayed very well in this book. I can agree with lots of people on this, if you like 'Twilight', then you'll adore this! 


Journal Entry 28 by SerpentCraft at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

9 out of 10

I loved the plot of this book! It just drew me in and I finished it within a few hours, believe it or not. The way a normal story can morph into a magical and danger-filled adventure is displayed very well in this book. I can agree with lots of people on this, if you like 'Twilight', then you'll adore this! 


Journal Entry 29 by xCKinzzy at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, July 17, 2014

10 out of 10

I love this book!!!! I'm a slow reader, so it took me a while to finish it. It's the first of three books. Love love love it! 


Journal Entry 30 by wingHerchellewing at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 11, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 mo ago (10/11/2014 UTC) at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Bringing back to the group! 


Journal Entry 31 by hovey at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 07, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Controlled release from Calgary Book Crossing meeting Cravings restaurant October 11, 2014 




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