ARC Review: School For Psychics by K. C. Archer

ARC Review: School For Psychics by K. C. ArcherSchool for Psychics by K.C. Archer
Published by Simon Schuster on April 3rd 2018
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 368
Format: ebook
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An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.

Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.

When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police, a mysterious stranger intervenes. He invites her to apply to the School for Psychics, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students are trained like Delta Force operatives: it’s competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. They’ll learn telepathy, telekinesis, investigative skills, and SWAT tactics. And if students survive their training, they go on to serve at the highest levels of government, using their skills to protect America, and the world.

In class, Teddy befriends Lucas, a rebel without a cause who can start and manipulate fire; Jillian, a hipster who can mediate communication between animals and humans; and Molly, a hacker who can apprehend the emotional state of another individual. But just as Teddy feels like she’s found where she might belong, strange things begin to happen: break-ins, missing students, and more. It leads Teddy to accept a dangerous mission that will ultimately cause her to question everything—her teachers, her friends, her family, and even herself.

Set in a world very much like our own, School for Psychics is the first book in a stay-up-all night series.

School For Psychics by K. C. Archer was one of the first books on NetGalley that caught my eye. I only recently joined, and I wasn’t expecting any of my requests to be honoured, but I’m glad that this one was.

School For Psychics has an exciting start in Las Vegas where Teddy uses her gift at the poker table. Gambling with high stakes is certainly a thrill, but the poker table isn’t where the thrill stops. The whole book is action packed and you might want to save the last few chapters to read in one go because you don’t want to stop halfway.

Harry Potter with psychic abilities and government conspiracies.

What I really like is the science. The psychic abilities are explained through science and Archer has done a great job at that. A poor explanation, or the lack of, would’ve killed the setting. The story wouldn’t be believable.

While this book technically doesn’t fall into YA because Teddy is 24, I think it can be enjoyed as YA. I sometimes forgot that the characters are all in their twenties and some already finished higher education. It just feels like school story, much like the last two Harry Potter-books.

I rate School For Psychics with 4,5 stars, highly recommended for people who want a fast-paced story about gifted people who get involved in secret organizations. It will be released April 3rd.

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