Chloe Saunders is the fifteen year old daughter of Jennifer and Steve Saunders. Chloe was one of the subjects of The Edison Group's "Genesis II Project", though she wasn't aware of it until she was 15. She is the narrator of the Darkest Powers Trilogy.
Personality and InterestsEdit
The start of the series Chloe is shy due to a stutter and moving around a lot, but she sucks it up whenever she and her dad have to move again. Chloe had a sheltered life, going to different schools, eventually taking an interest in filmography. She was part of a film club and was the only freshman to make the cut. She acknowledges herself as a 'film geek'. Since her mom died in car accident that The Edison Group may have had something to do with, she looks up to her Aunt Lauren as the woman figure in her life. Chloe feels insecure of her looks, since she looks like 12-year-old in the 9th grade, causing her to put red streaks in her hair to make herself look older. Chloe even admits reluctantly that at restaurants she is often given the kids menu.
During The Awakening, Derek convinced Chloe that it was important that she dyed her to disguise herself better since her father had put out a half-million dollar reward for anyone who found Chloe. Reluctantly Chloe dyed her hair unknowing what hair color it was. Chloe now has jet black hair which she brushes off by saying she now looked like a real necromancer. Or a Goth kid at that.
She is usually said to be wearing jeans and t-shirts. At one point to her disgust Margaret bought her clothes from the child section and is forced to wear pink pajamas with rainbows and unicorns on them.
Chloe's Top 10 Horror Movies
3. The Sixth Sense
4. The Ring
6. The Others
8. Stephen King´s It
9. The Grudge
10. The Skeleton Key
Chloe thinks of herself as a pretty typical girl. Except that she can see and hear dead people. As a young child, Chloe thought she had very scary imaginary friends. Her mother gave her a special necklace to keep them away. When Chloe was young, her mother was murdered by a hit-and-run. Chloe has described her life as being constantly moved around with her father in several condos as well as living with several maids.At fifteen, Chloe is horrified to discover that she can see them again. After an episode at school, on her 15th birthday, she’s taken to a special home for mentally troubled teens by her father and aunt. Lyle House is where Chloe is told she has schizophrenia, even though she only meets a few of the required diagnostic criteria.
While there, Chloe meets Elizabeth (Liz) Delaney, Victoria (Tori) Enright, Rachelle (Rae) Rodgers and two brothers: Derek Souza and Simon Bae. Tori is angry, mean and vindictive toward everyone and picks on Chloe for her stutter. Derek is large and very rude. Derek’s brother Simon looks and acts nothing like him and Rae is quite reclusive at first. It's all very mysterious and awkward for Chloe, who just wants to go home as soon as possible. Fortunately, Chloe’s roommate, Liz seems quite nice. In fact, Chloe can’t figure out why Liz is there until a teacher is nearly stabbed by Liz’s pencil. While Liz claims she didn't throw the pencil or do any other of the violent things she's been accused of, she's still shipped off in a transfer.
Tori announces that she’s heard that Chloe thinks she can see and talk to ghosts. Upon hearing this, Derek makes Chloe search the term necromancer on the internet. Tori is envious of how easily everyone befriends Chloe and the praise Chloe gets from her doctors. She helps reveal that Chloe is still seeing ghosts and later tricks her into a crawl space where she knocks her unconscious and ties her up. Derek comes to her rescue, but not before Chloe accidentally raises the dead secretly buried there.
As Simon and Derek begin to earn her trust by revealing a bit about themselves, they reveal that Chloe is in danger of being transferred. They think their father can help them, if only they could find him. Chloe helps Simon plan the escape from Lyle house; the escape goes awry when Derek is missing and Simon doesn't want to leave until he's certain Derek is all right. Chloe stays behind to find Derek and discovers he’s a werewolf, changing before his time. They’re discovered outside and chased by Lyle House staff. Eventually they meet up with Rae and Simon but they become separated again. Chloe has cut her arm deeply in the escape. She and Rae go to Chloe’s Aunt’s home for help - only to be betrayed when they discover she’s working with the doctors from Lyle House. Chloe’s only chance to escape from the new hospital may be her deceased friend Liz.
Chloe goes into Davidoff's office where she hacks into his computer with help of the demi-demon. She finds out there is a project call "Genesis II Project" where it talks about raising the subjects in ignorance of their powers and send them to the Lyle house for rehabilitation. If that doesn't work, they are killed and Chloe sees a list of people who were at Lyle House with their status next to their name. Chloe sees two other kids who were murdered before Liz, and she and Derek are undetermined. Dr. Davidoff comes to scold Chloe for not telling them the correct rendezvous point is. Chloe sees this as chance of escape and Tori comes along as she blackmail him. Chloe and Tori run into an abandoned warehouse and Liz is helping them by looking for Edison Group. She comes back and says they were heard due to Tori's talking. Mrs. Enright comes and taunts Tori for not having control of her powers and spots Liz trying to help. "Even in death, you can be useful, Elizabeth." This causes Tori to learn her mom is coldblood killer with no heart and Liz drops the pipe. Chloe grabs the pipe Liz was holding and knocks her out.
After that accident Chloe runs into Derek and she is glad to see him.They meet up with Simon and Tori where they reveal Chloe's father, Steve Saunders, placed a large reward on Chloe's name for anyone with information on her whereabouts. Chloe has to stay hidden while they are getting ready to leave Buffalo. After raising an dead homeless guy where they are staying. They leave quickly and Simon and Derek volunteer to find a place while Tori is to stay with Chloe. After they leave they run into some homeless girls who want to kill them saying "We'll do you a favor before some player has you turning tricks." Tori hits the scarred homeless girl with a spell which she thinks she was tasered. Chloe tells Tori to get all of their knives, but Tori forgets to get one more. As result the girl with the last knife catches up with Chloe and pins her down to attempt to kill her. However Derek comes to the rescue and throws the girl over an fence. He tells Chloe to move and when they are alone yells at her for disobeying him and nearly getting herself killed. Chloe counters that with him ignoring signs he is changing early. They argue some more before heading back to Simon and Tori. The next day they find out that Derek and Chloe's fight made the newspaper and the public now believes Chloe did not run away but that she was kidnapped by Derek. Derek says she needs to change her look before leaving and buys her hair dye. Chloe puts on the black hair dye and discovers it makes her look gothic and dead-looking.
They boarded a bus to get out of town and Chloe learns a little about the werewolf pack from Derek. Derek begins another of his Changes, so Chloe comes along when the bus is parked. Derek warns Chloe to leave if he changes into a full werewolf which would simply be a wolf, but Chloe does not believe he would be dangerous in his wolf form. Derek partially changes before turning back into human and is exhausted from it. Chloe sees an murder replaying itself over and over and, afraid she will raise the dead girl, she stays up all night by humming "Daydreamer Believer" by the Monkees. Derek finds her in a sleeping-with-your-eyes-open state when he wakes up in the morning and demands to know why she is like that.
They get to a bus station where they learn nobody will give them tickets so they decide to walk to the next town. There they run into werewolves, Liam Malloy and Ramon, who wanted to turn Derek over to the North American Werewolf Pack so he can take the blame for them, as Liam is a man-eater. After taking out Ramon, Chloe and Derek run. Liam catch up to Derek and Chloe, while Derek fights, Chloe stabs Liam with her knife. Derek and Chloe rush in a bathroom to clean themselves up where Derek reveals if a werewolf's saliva gets in your bloodstream, you become a werewolf, but he does not know about blood which Chloe is splattered in. Chloe notices he seems more beaten up than her. Derek believes she hates him for all the trouble they run into. She tells she does not hate him and she falls asleep with her head on his shoulder. They get to Andrew's house and Simon and Tori are already there. They are attacked by the Edison Group. They escape with Andrew who takes them to a safe house.
After arriving at the safe house Chloe meets another one of The Edison Group's subjects, Royce Banks, who was a volo half-demon and is now a ghost. He lures her onto the roof, hits her with a wooden board and knocks her into the railing, breaking it. She gets back onto the roof before falling. Derek comes onto the roof after Chloe banishes the ghost, tells her that most of the roof is rotted away, and pulls her to safety. Later that day, Margaret takes Chloe (who is also accompanied by Tori) to practice her necromancy skills in a graveyard. During this session with Margaret, Chloe and Tori inform Margaret that Chloe can raise the dead and summon spirits without the use of concoctions and rituals. When Chloe summons a single ghost, she tests the power of her necklace by removing it. However, when Chloe removes the necklace, her "glow" becomes brighter, therefore attracting more ghosts. When Margaret tells Chloe to dismiss all of the spirits, Chloe manages to raise several dead bodies and causes an earthquake.
Margaret becomes very scared of them and their powers, which she expresses to Andrew. Derek scolds her for being in a graveyard when she knows better and Chloe is upset by this since this does not make matters "better". Simon tries to make her feel better by asking her out on an ice cream date. That night, she goes on a date with Simon, on there way back Simon kisses her, but when she doesn't react he says she likes Derek. Simon then walks away to be alone, leaving her with a sketch he'd finished and colored of her, causing Chloe to walk back to the safe house alone. She is deep in thought when the door opens and Derek comes out. He wants to know why Simon is not with her and Chloe said he dropped something and tries to get pass him, but Derek notices she is crying.
Wanting to know what happen to cause her to cry. Chloe says "I screwed up. Again." and wonders what kind of girl she is for crushing on Derek. Derek prods at her, asking what she "did to Simon" and Chloe bursts out "Simon thinks there somebody else" Derek catches on and is taken back by the fact that Chloe may have an crush on him. He says "You better not Chloe, cause Simon likes you" they get into an fight ending with Chloe walking off down a path, then Derek following. Derek thinks he hears something, but brushes it off. Then the two of them go back inside. She sleeps in a different room, away from Tori, that night and Derek wakes her up because he begins another Change.
She does not want to go with him at first, but seeing it's coming faster than before she agrees, he tries to apologize for being rude earlier, but Chloe tells him they can talk later after he is done changing. He admits he does want to drive her away, Chloe asks if its because he doesn't want to hurt her, Derek says "no" and, finally, he changes into a wolf. They hang out for a while, Derek testing what he can do, but when Derek smells Liam Malloy and Ramon they run. Chloe distracts Liam while Derek is changing back into his human form. But, before doing anything, Liam gets a call on his cellphone and says he wants to finished them off. Derek comes in his human form, he and Liam begin fighting and during the fight Derek breaks Liam's neck accidentally and kills him, although Chloe tried to comfort him, Derek still feels terrible.
Chloe talks to Liam's ghost and tries to convince Liam to tell her who hired him, but he will not say and he disappears. They look at his phone and discover that it was "212" number. They discover it is Russell. They tell Andrew, leaving out parts of what happened in the forest between Derek and Liam; furious, Andrew he calls Margaret. Margaret and Russell end up killing Andrew and Gwen, then kidnap all the kids (except Derek, who was hiding up stairs). They take them to The Edison Group. They manage to sneak out of their rooms. Chloe agrees to free the demi-demon, Diriel. Derek shows up in his wolf form with Liz after Changing on his own for the first time. Kit, Derek and Simon's father, also ends up showing up. They end up killing Diane Enright, and several St. Cloud guards. Dr. Davidoff holds Aunt Lauren at gunpoint, threatening to shoot her if they don't stop. Chloe raises the body of Diane Enright, and controls her body to take the gun from one of the guards and kill him with it. The book ends with them planning to go find the other kids of the project.
"This was what I wanted . This guy. This life. This me. I was never getting my old life back, and I didn't care. I was happy I was safe. I was right where I wanted to be."