Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Summoning Review

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)**3.5 Stars**

MY OVERVIEW: I decided to read this series because I really enjoyed the Darkness Rising series. The writing is a little different in this book, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would. I think it is just really funny that my sisters’ and my names appear as characters in the book (Kari, Victoria/Tori, Amanda). 

PROS: I really enjoy the kids with supernatural powers plot. I know, I know… can you say “X-Men”… but really… I do enjoy it. Just like the other books I have read by this author – these books have been quick reads, but not too quick where you are left wondering what happened. 

I know this is weird, but my 2 favorite characters are not the main ones. I really liked Derek and Rae. Derek just had this other side to the rough/tough/rude guy you are introduced too; and Rae – well, Rae is just fun. She is the part of your brain that makes you question if you are sane or not. ☺

CONS: I probably should have read this series before reading the Darkness Rising series. The writing style is a little different and didn’t grab my attention right away like The Gathering did. The two main characters weren’t as well written as they could have been. One minute I liked Chloe and the next I didn’t. It was the same with Simon. 

MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Decent book. I will continue reading the rest of the series. I just hope it does get a little better. 


  1. So funny story... I read the third book thinking it was the second book and thought it was terrific! Thing is... it was the end. So I ended up feeling really disappointed because it makes such a great middle book! HAHAHA. I never picked up the second since it felt like I didn't miss anything. Interested to see what you think of it!

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    1. Lol! I almost did the same thing. I grabbed the last one, and it was only by a fluke that I read the title page and realized it was book 3. I guess I am just used to books stating on the binding what number in the series they are.