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.
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!