I enjoyed School for Psychics, by K.C. Archer. It moves right along and has an intriguing premise.
Having said that, despite references to the ages of the characters as being twenty-somethings, it reads more like the adventures of middle grade teens. Yes, one character is a former policeman. Yes, Teddy Cannon, the main character, has a gambling addiction and been banned from Las Vegas casinos. Nevertheless, I couldn’t get past the idea these adults behaved more like teenagers.
And then I got it. What made them unique, also set them apart. These men and women never quite fit in. Acting out or pulling in were coping mechanisms as they grew up, which perhaps inhibited bonding with others or stifled social development.
The School for Psychics is a chance to fit in, to be among peers, to learn how to trust. Easier said than done. Most of the first-year candidates for the school have been in denial or clueless about their gifts. Some consider their talents a curse. How will each student navigate learning to use skills previously ignored or hidden? Can they let go of fear and suspicion and learn to trust instructors and other students?
Successful students who graduate, will become agents in a special department of the government. But there is a problem. Someone else is out there, a group with a different agenda, and they want to recruit the School for Psychics’ best students.
This is the first book in a series that promises lots of action, perhaps a little romance, and an exploration of what it means to be caught between a rock and hard place. Teddy’s going to find out.
My rating: Thumbs up
About the Book:
Series: School for Psychics (Book 1)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 3, 2018)
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