An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilitiesand then must decide whether she will use her skills for good ornot.Teddy Cannon isnt your typical twenty-something woman. Shes resourceful. Shes bright. Shes scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesnt realize: shes 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: its competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. Theyll 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 shes 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 everythingher 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....
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School for Psychics (School for Psychics #1) Reviews
I am conflicted about this one. It really grabbed my interest when I glanced at the blurb, which was surprising because I don't read a lot of books like it. It's a fantasy about people with special abilities, so I thought it could go one of two ways: it could be about kids or teenagers and be a YA, or it would be about more mature characters and go darker, which I would have found refreshing. I was wrong. It is about characters in their early twenties, but they aren't very mature. They really re ...more
This was tagged as “Harry Potter with millennials” which is sort of accurate.
But not really.
Teddy is our main character, a twenty year old who dropped out of college and is living with her parents. I guess that’s where the millennial comes from? She is excellent at gambling, particularly poker, and has a huge debt she owes to some shady guys. She is banned from most casinos in Vegas, but goes in a fat suit and wig anyway. Yep.
She gets caught and recruited to a school for psychics. Turns out t ...more
Excellent book! Our heroine discovers she’s psychic when she is trying to make enough money gambling to pay off some loan sharks and is thwarted by another psychic. She is recruited for a school that trains people with psychic abilities to work with the CIA, FBI, police, etc.
At the school she meets others with a variety of psychic traits. She also learns to accept friendships and work with a team.
This is a great book with well developed characters and an exciting story line. Can’t wait for t ...more
School for psychics 3.75⭐
Can be compared to the Magicians and harry potter. Academy for magical humans in this case psychics.
The relationships were very rushed, but I guess if you are stuck at a boarding school type situation you better become friendly to everyone.
I dont know how to explain this book without giving things away. I really enjoyed the writing style and the story flowed nicely. The students had to go through training, assignments, missions and cause some trouble along the way. ...more
*3.5 stars rounded up.
I don't have to be psychic to hear you groaning about yet another book set in a school for extraordinarily talented young people. Yes, it is an overused plot device...and the reason is because it works so well. (As evidence, the fabulously successful Harry Potter series.)
In this first offering in a proposed new series being written by author K.C. Archer (and who the heck IS K.C. Archer??), the main character is twenty-two-year-old Theodora "Teddy" Cannon, a Stanford dropout ...more
Welcome to the troposphere.
Twenty-something Las Vegan (nothing to do with her diet) Theodora Delaney Cannon (Teddy) is in a bit of a bind. Seems she owes a Russian mobster two fifty large and he means to collect, even if it means going after her parents. Teddy is trying to do what she does best, reading gamblers en route to relieving them of their cash at the tables. But even that is a challenge, as she has been banned from every casino on the strip. Heavily disguised, she challenges the odds ...more
Teddy is in a downward spiral. Making bad decisions that are quickly catching up to her, putting herself and her adoptive parents in some real trouble. Her only choice? To go to the School for Psychics - where her debt will be wiped clean - she'll just need to serve four years of her life... and that's providing she even passes the entrance exams. (Which we know she does, because hello... this is just BOOK ONE!)
This eclectic cast of characters are in their 20's... not teenagers anymore, but not ...more
DNF @ half way through.