Book Review: School for Psychics

Title: School for Psychics
Author: K.C. Archer

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.

My Review

This book took me by surprise. The layers in this story is wonderful. It keeps you hooked from the first page. Teddy is a woman that a lot of people (including herself) don’t understand. The author did a wonderful job as to make you think that this is a possibility and that there is a school like it. Do not think this book is going to be an adult version of Harry Potter. There is no magic in this book. Just simple believable mind powers that the author makes you believe could be possible and who knows it just might.

The characters and story line is so well written that you know what they are going to do but at the same time you still have the ability to make a mistake about what they did and how they handled them. Personally, I expected this book to go a complete different way then it went. I, for one, can not wait for the next book in the series to come out to find out what happens to Teddy and the rest of the misfits.

I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys a captivating read. Be fore warned though that you may wind up reading it all night long.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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