The Summoning (Darkest Powers 1)
by Kelley Armstrong
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497105
Date: 03 July 2008 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The first in a a new sequence, the Darkest Powers trilogy from one of the leading writers of urban fantasy, Kelly Armstrong. The Summoning is a paperback original published by Orbit.
"Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for 'disturbed teens'. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems...? Chloe realises that if she doesn't uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse...? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?"