The Darkest Powers Series, Book 1: The Summoning

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Doubleday Canada, May 29, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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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…


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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House not its inhabitants ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Chloe sees ghosts; which naturally gets mistaken for schizophrenia because there is no such thing as ghosts, right? Wrong. In this series there are supernaturals, however they don't always know what ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
21
Section 4
29
Section 5
89
Section 6
108
Section 7
119
Section 8
124
Section 16
227
Section 17
237
Section 18
252
Section 19
267
Section 20
275
Section 21
291
Section 22
306
Section 23
317

Section 9
142
Section 10
151
Section 11
161
Section 12
171
Section 13
189
Section 14
194
Section 15
208
Section 24
343
Section 25
351
Section 26
365
Section 27
369
Section 28
377
Section 29
383
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About the author (2009)

Kelley Armstrong is the author of the internationally bestselling series, Women of the Otherworld. In 2007, she launched a mainstream crime fiction series with Exit Strategy, which was published simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and the UK. Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children.


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