The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) - Kelley Armstrong I received this book as a present for Christmas, and I was kind of unsure about the concept of the story. My main worry was whether or not Chloe, the main character, would annoy me or not. I know that sounds bizarre, but I really struggle with a book that has an annoying 'damsel in distress' type character. (The main reason why I hold a mild dislike for the Twilight series.) I needn't have worried, Armstrong has managed to create a wonderful character in Chloe, she didn't make decisions that made me want to pull my hair out, she didn't fall in love just by looking at a member of the opposite sex. (Another pet peeve.) Sure, the book wasn't perfect, but it was well executed and made a wonderful light read when I wasn't feeling too well! The pages flew by, and the story was well-paced throughout, it didn't have a slow start, which made me want to keep reading it until I'd completed it. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series, hopefully my school library has it stocked, otherwise I may go mad not knowing what will happen to Chloe, Derek and co!