Sunday Reads: YA – The Delphi Effect

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About the Book

From the award-winning and best-selling author of TIMEBOUND comes the first book in a thrilling new trilogy!

It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life.

When a chance touch leads her to pick up the insistent spirit of a girl who was brutally murdered, Anna is pulled headlong into a deadly conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of government. Facing the forces behind her new hitcher’s death will challenge the barriers, both good and bad, that Anna has erected over the years and shed light on her power’s origins. And when the covert organization seeking to recruit her crosses the line by kidnapping her friend, it will discover just how far Anna is willing to go to bring it down.

My Review

So, when I review YA books, I review with two things in mind.  First, did I enjoy the book? Second, whether I enjoyed the book or not, do I think my kids would enjoy the book?  It is very rare that I come up with a “yes” to both.  

The Delphi Effect gets two “yeses”.  I did really enjoy the book – it takes a unique spin on the “supernatural” trend that is still so hot in YA with these hitchhiking mental ghosts.  It’s pretty cool – add in some other supernatural powers, and a good governmental conspiracy theory, and I’m still interested.  I also thought the book was appropriate and interesting for both my 10 year old and my 16 year old – also a hard thing to do.  

The book does end with a bit of a cliffhanger, which will leave you clamoring for the sequel, so check it out too.

Here’s the cool part!  If you are a part of Kindle Unlimited, The Delphi Effect  is FREE.  If you aren’t, the Kindle version is only $3.80 and you can score the paperback for only $4.00! Can’t beat that!


  1. Our Family World says

    Thanks for the book review. It looks like this is something I would want to read. There are only a few YA novels that I found really good, and I think The Delphi Effect would be a surprising find.

  2. sara says

    I just sent a link to my son. He loves reading this type of novel. Thanks for sharing a great book today.

  3. Sari Florencio says

    Sounds like this is an interesting book. And it was good you have included your own personal review. Could be useful for those who are curious with this book.

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    Looks like an interesting book that I would love to read. I don’t usually like novels that deal with the occult, but this one is definitely different! Thanks for the teaser and the book review. I will get a copy of the Delphi Effect.

  5. Angelic Sinova says

    I’ve never heard of the The Delphi Effect before but based on your review it seems like something that’s right up my alley! I’ll definitely have to add it to my “must read” list.

  6. says

    Delphi Effect sounds like a great read. I was one of those parents who always read the books my kids were reading to see if I really wanted them reading some of the stuff that is out there.

  7. says

    This sounds like a great book. I am always on the look out for a series of books to read so that I have a few I can read when I’m done with one!

  8. says

    I do have Kindle Unlimited so I’ll have to download this one. I’ve found that even though I don’t fit in the YA age group, I’ve found I really enjoy a lot of YA books.

  9. robin rue says

    Ohhh, I am NOT a fan of cliffhangers, so thanks for the warning. At least I know one is coming :) I will add this to my reading list.

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