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: **Thank you to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for the ARC with the understanding that any review provided will be my honest opinion of the book.**
The description of this book had me hooked but the story itself kept me hooked. Teddy, a woman in her 20s, is trying to win at least $200,000 at a card table in a Vegas casino when her life changes forever. She has always been different from others but she knew it wasn't because she was special. Teddy was wrong. She always thought of herself as a human lie detector but she is actually psychic. She gets an offer she can't refuse to attend The Whitefield School in exchange for clearing her debts with a pretty nasty loan shark. Teddy soon realizes that there are so many others that have special abilities like hers and for the first time in her life, she feels like she belongs. This book was reminded me of the X-Men a bit and that works. I really liked reading this story and would absolutely read any more that were part of the series. It moves at a really good pace and I loved, loved, loved that the characters were NOT teenagers. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I don't like the cover.