Saturday, November 19, 2011

Re-Readathon Update

Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner has been hosting a
re-readathon this weekend, from November 18-20th.

When I first signed up for the re-readathon, I was hoping I could reread Armstrong's entire Darkest Powers trilogy and get through a book a day, but of course school got in the way. I had to cut down my goal to just the first book of the trilogy, The Summoning.

I wasn't able to start The Summoning until 5 o'clock on Friday because I had work, but I was still able to read over half the book that day. I now have a little less than a hundred pages left to read and I should be able to finish it tonight. That will leave my whole Sunday free for school work . Oh joy!!

I'm enjoying rereading the novel. I remember quite a bit of it from when I first read it over a year ago. There haven't been any surprising scenes or characters that I've forgotten about, but that's fine by me. I just love being able to revisit this cast of characters. I'm especially enjoying Chloe and Derek's interactions and their bantering, knowing what I know about where their relationship will end up.

The biggest different is that it's missing the scary factor from all of the ghosts that Chloe happens upon. This book was never actually scary, but there are no surprises anymore. That's keeping me from enjoying it quite as much as I did the first time, but it's still a five star read.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really not into rereading books because of the lack of surprise. I enjoyed this series (as you know).