The Darkest Powers Trilogy – Kelley Armstrong

Posted September 14, 2013 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!




About THE SUMMONING BOOK 1 (taken from

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.


Some of you are probably thinking that this is going to be the same as my other Kelley Armstrong reviews. Well you’re probably right. Everything this woman writes is amazing.

This series though, is a young adult series. Each book is a perfect follower of the previous book. It’s also a really original series. The plot is really entertaining and easy to follow but it’s not expected. You think something is going to happen and then the complete opposite happens.

I really liked the characters and the character development. I found that the author didn’t push a relationship from the start which was really refreshing. She developed all the characters at a realistic pace. Every feeling the characters had you had the exact same one.

This has to be one of my favorite trilogies of all time. It’s super underrated though. Why things like Twilight got really famous and this one didn’t, I don’t know. If you pick up this book it’ll be completely worth it. Plus on GoodReads, if anyone uses that site, it has a 4.5 rating on it. That’s incredible good.

5 out of 5

“Simon: Anyone ever tell you your sense of timing really sucks?
Derek: That’s why I don’t play the drums. Now what’s up?”

P.S. These covers are amazing!


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