My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.
All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.
Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.
Chloe, the 15-year-old narrator of this opener in the Darkest Powers trilogy, Armstrong's (Women of the Otherworld series) first YA novel, hasn't seen ghosts since she was a little girl until the day she finally gets her period and starts seeing ghosts everywhere. Almost immediately Chloe is sent to a small group home, Lyle House, and diagnosed as schizophrenic. Readers will forgive these familiar and even formulaic plot devices, however, given Armstrong's well-timed revelations of paranormal activity at Lyle House. What is the eminently sane Chloe to make of her new peers, especially the antisocial Derek and his foster brother, who offer their own diagnosis that she is "supernatural" like them? Are they psychotic or scheming to get her in trouble, or could their idea help explain why certain disruptive teens are mysteriously transferred from Lyle, never to be heard from again? Drawing on elements dear to horror lovers (secretly buried corpses, evil doctors, werewolves, telekinesis), Armstrong adds a stylish degree of suspense. The ending, while still a cliffhanger, brings with it a chilling closure. Ages 12 up.
Got my attention surprisingly fast!
One of my close friends begged me to read it as it had been (and still is) her most favorite book series. Initially I thought it was one of the crappy, predictable YA novels you find too often these days. But holy crap, it hooked me in so fast! It was the first series since Eragon that actually kept me up at night hiding in my closet reading, so my parents wouldn’t catch me awake. I highly recommend it, this series is outstanding!! 👏🏻 It’s close to my favorites like Lord of the Rings and Pride and Prejudice for sure.
I ❤️ this story
At first it was a little weird but after me reading the entire series I fell in love with it! I also wonder what will happen if Kelly Armstrong decides to make a book 4. I love the story I could read it all the time and not be able to put it down. I also ship Derek X Chloe ❤️
Love book. Wrong date
I love this book it's a good book to read. I noticed the release date was wrong it was released in March so people could be buying the second book first then this one.