Book One in the Darkest Powers Series
Released July 1, 2008
Source: Public Library
She sees dead people--and they see her.Chloe Saunders used to have a pretty normal life. But that changed on the day she met her first ghost. Locked up in Lyle House, a group home for troubled teens, she finds out that there's more to the home's teen residents than meets the eye. Will Chloe be able to uncover the dangerous secrets of Lyle House... or will its skeletons come back to haunt her?
Things I liked:
-I like the characters, even the ones you're meant to hate.
-It was definitely engaging and I never felt bored reading it.
-Dialog and writing was well done.
-I liked watching Chloe learn to use her powers to talk to ghosts.
Things I Disliked:
-It felt like I only got the first half of a book, there was a ton leading up to the climax during the last few pages and then it abruptly ends. I like cliffhangers just as much as the next person, but this left waaaay too much unsaid.
-Personally mental health facilities give me the creeps and I didn't really like that it took place in one.
-While I did enjoy this book and I don't have a lot of points to make in this section, there weren't very many things that stood and grabbed my interest enough to make note of
Overall I did enjoy reading this, it just wasn't my kind of story. I probably will pick up the sequel The Awakening to see what happens though. I liked this book soo much more than I did Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, which was the first novel I had read by this author, I guess I just like her YA style better. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books that star supernatural beings, although I think this leans to more of a girls read than a guys.
I give this a 3.75 out of 5