Well, time for more of the book where nothing happens except stupid nonsense.
Tag: Darkest Powers trilogy
After four nights on the run, I was finally safe, tucked into bed and enjoying the deep, dreamless sleep of the dead…
This is such a perfect line for this book to open on. It’s got everything: the compressed timescale, the poor wording (what person actually worried about being dead would think that?), the way everything that’s happened apparently left no lasting impression…
Last time, there was a lot of wandering plot and foot dragging and finally, they decide to take Chloe out in their attempt to find the boys and Tori latches onto this chance to get out herself and insists on coming. I really like Tori.
“Hello, Chloe.” Dr. Davidoff beamed his best kindly-old-man smile as he pushed the door wide. He wasn’t that old—maybe fifty—but in a movie, I’d cast him as the doddering absentminded scientist. It was an act I’m sure he’d worked on until he got it just right. The woman behind him had chic blond hair and a New York suit. I’d cast her as the mother of the nastiest girl in class. Which was cheating, because that’s exactly who she was. Mother of Victoria—Tori—Enright, the one housemate we’d left out of our plans when we’d escaped from Lyle House, and for good cause, considering she was one of the reasons I’d needed to escape.
Well, after reading that I’d say we all know what we’re in for. The second book of the Darkest Powers trilogy, The Awakening, is much more up front about what we’ll be getting that the opening of the first one, which tricked me with ghosts and creepiness. So, let’s get on with this hatesummary.
Last time on the Summoning, this doesn’t actually make sense.
Last time on the Summoning, Chloe found out her aunt knew she was a necromancer and they’re planning to kill Derek and all the kids are supernaturals!
Last time on the Summoning, lots of things happening at once! At last, plot!
Last time on the Summoning, the person who’s actually supposed to be escaping stays behind to help other people escape.
Last time on the Summoning, Chloe somehow slices her arm open and they meet up with Simon and Rae, only for Derek, the genius, to immediately suggest splitting up to try to escape.
Last time on the Summoning, they try to talk Derek into giving himself up, but it doesn’t work.
Last time on the Summoning, it turns out Gill or possibly the entire place knew Chloe was a necromancer.
Last time on Summoning, Derek is a werewolf. More importantly, someone’s about to discover Chloe and in short order, that the other two escaped.
Last time on the Summoning, worldbuilding continues not to have any attention paid to it.
Last time on the Summoning, Chloe pushes Tori toward suicide. She could apologize, but what if Tori took it the wrong way? Better to just skip off and forget about it.
Last time on the Summoning, a lot of filler conversations and people keeping secrets.