School for Psychics
by K.C. Archer
My rating: 4 stars
Series: School for Psychics - Book 1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 3, 2018)
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Print Length: 368 pages
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.
School for Psychics by K.C. Archer ( School for Psychics, #1)
When the chips are down and the going gets tough, what would you do? Teddy decided to go to school! It isn’t just any school, it is a school for psychics and for some reason, the dean thinks she has special abilities and has promised that all of her troubles will go away if she enrolls. Teddy has money troubles, she stole from her parents, and she owes a Russian mobster loan shark quite a chunk of change, and going to The Whitfield institute for Law Enforcement Training and Development will save her bacon.
SCHOOL FOR PSYCHICS by K.C. Archer may sound like a young adult book, but our heroine, the brash Theodora Cannon is far from a teen. Okay, and it must be asked, if she is psychic, gambling her life away in Las Vegas and in debt past her eyeballs, how could the institute dean think she is psychic? Ahh, that is part of the plot!
Follow along as Teddy, Ms. Attitude Extraordinaire goes to school, makes friends and gets herself into one intriguing situation after another, because there is more to Teddy than meets the eye. There is also more to the dean, and one super sexy instructor as school is in session and Teddy discovers that, yes, she does have psychic powers, but no, she will not become a pawn in a game of mental war, even if she gets a chance to learn more about her past!
Quirky, and definitely out there, I have to say, I really liked this one and K.C. Archer had me from the get-go! Typically shady bad guys, fascinating classmates and a mystery or two that unfold with surprising answers. I guess if I were psychic, I would have known how it ended, glad I’m not, this was a fun read. I definitely am looking forward to the next book in this new series.