School for Psychics: School for Psychics #1 by K.C. Archer was published April 3rd 2018 by Simon Schuster and is a paranormal young adult fantasy. 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 thoughts: School for Psychics by K.C. Archer is the first book in the new School for Psychics paranormal young adult fantasy series. The main character in this series is Teddy Cannon, a twenty-something college dropout who has gotten herself deeply in debt in her hometown of Las Vegas. It does not take long for Teddy to get banned from the casinos for “cheating” which is something that she claims she has never done. Not to mention that she has a massive gambling debt that she owes to someone who wants nothing more than for her to pay off her debt.
When things become worse and the breaking point is near, Teddy meets Clint unexpectedly at the casino she is banned from. The night goes off track and soon Teddy is presented with the offer to attend a school far from home. If she chooses to attend her debts will be wiped cleaned and her family will be safe. The school is unlike any other because it is a school for psychics.
A story that is sure to draw you in and capture your attention from the beginning with unexpected twists and turns, mystery and intriguing. You will never expect what could be lurking just beyond the next page. School for Psychics is full of creative and interesting characters that are well developed with unique backstories that are truly out of this world. The setting is a picture-perfect campus that is located on an island not far from California.
If you love reading young adult paranormal fantasy novels, you should add this to your reading list. I really enjoyed reading School for Psychics and highly recommend this novel. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**