School for Psychics

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 03 Apr 2018

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I spent most of the book reminding myself that these people are 20-somethings, not teenagers.
The school vibe was more high school than college and that made the story lose all its momentum for me.
For example: at one point one of the girls asked our mc if she had a crush on anyone....those words were used exactly. A 'crush'.
Granted this was over margaritas. 
It was just the way they acted, the vocabulary they used, how they interacted with the instructors. 
Honestly this would have done much better as a YA than a NA. A few changes here and there (turn down the sexy parts, which were all closed door so no danger there. Cut out the going out for drinks, we all know you have to sneak that shit when you are underage.) and it would have been a YA.

I liked the concept. Psychics being trained to be "contributing members of society". Another plus for me is this didn't end on a cliff hanger. There are some unanswered questions that will make a fan move to the next in the series but it was nicely wrapped up.

I would try another series by Archer but I probably wont pick up the next in this series. 
Check out  my full review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2821271506
I listened to this on Audio. I did enjoy the narrator.

The digital copy was provided to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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A book worthy of its blurbs. I love the feeling of an unanticipated twist and turn in not only plots but also characters. On a pure reader tip, though fiction is a place of imagination, I love a work big enough for me to discover facts. In this book, I wanted a gift, a superpower to transform my world without the attending bribe. Quick and quirky as a sumptuous summer read.
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Teddy Cannon has always had an unnatural ability to read people that has served her well in side-stepping trouble. When her luck runs out, a stranger offers her a place at the School for Psychics. Teddy enters unsure if she could really be psychic but quickly discovers that is the least of her problems. 

School for Psychics has mystery, conspiracy, and a little bit of magic. I love that it is set in a world like our own, making it feel like we could run into Teddy and her friends on the street. 

K.C. Archer really captured the university feeling, and I loved following Teddy as she sought to uncover the mysteries within this government-run school.
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A pleasant novel, albeit not the most original one. It definitely relies on common tropes a bit too heavily, but it's certainly a pageturner. It was very easy to get through and the tone elevates it beyond the ideas.
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While I loved the premise of this book something fell short for me. I struggled to connect with or understand Teddy and her choices which just left me frustrated whenever Teddy did something drastic and reckless. I liked her group of friends but I wanted more development and their friendship felt a little forced unlike other books about different people being tossed together in a school setting I’ve read in the past. 
	I loved the parts about the school set up and the required classes and I enjoyed learning more about the history of psychics in this world (and their use/abuse at the hands of government agencies), although I still don’t understand a lot of how it works/what the limitations of everyone’s abilities, especially Teddy’s, are (but maybe that will be addressed in the second book). I’m not sure I’ll read the next book in the series or not, I’m interested to see what happens but I’m not sure I can deal with more Teddy if she doesn’t grow as a person from the first book to the second.
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This book was really a hidden gem! The cover of this novel is not really appealing, but the book is! This novel proves that you should not judge a book by its cover! The book is very fast-paced and filled with magic! I recommend this for fans of fantasy! This bus a book you should not miss!
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A good introduction for a series, I'm excited to see how the series will develop! I couldn't get into it the first time I read it but decided to give it another try and I'm glad I did! I'm looking forward to the next book!
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I didn't finish this book, but I have a good reason for it. Upon reading the blurb, I was very excited to have been approved to review this book. But once I started reading, I felt like I had been lied to. I could see where the plot was going, where the romance would be, what the characters would be like. The dialogue sounded younger than I expected adults to sound, and the actions of the characters were just as immature. I would have continued with it if there was just one thing that made me stay interested, but there really wasn't. That being said, I don't think the book was objectively bad (I don't think any books are). I just think it wasn't a good match for me personally. I would recommend it to lovers of YA or indie magic and mystery, though, since that was the audience that I thought it suited best.
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Such a great premise - psychics attending a secret school that will help them hone their abilities so they can use them to protect the country.  They will undergo rigorous training that will turn them into government operatives.  Awesome, right?  I was expecting something like X-Men but really didn't get it.  I think it is the immaturity of the characters (these are not kids, they are adults) that threw me off and made this less enjoyable.  If the characters had been teenagers, that would be one thing but this is not a young adult/teen novel - yet, that's how it reads.  I really did not like the main character, Teddy, and that made it difficult to like the book as a whole.  Not bad but the immaturity was overwhelming and overshadowed the story.
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Exceptionally good book, love the fact this book was based on a woman in physics, so often we only ever read about men and this was a breath of fresh air that was so very needed. Hats off to the author, I couldn’t put this down it had me completely gripped all the way through.
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I would give this book a 3.5 star rating.

This was a really enjoyable read. The story was pretty tropey but I thought the author did a great job of creating suspense throughout the story, the reader is constantly asking themselves who they can trust.
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At twenty-three years of age, I definitely think I am more than a little out of the target audience age for School for Psychics. And this is glaringly obvious in a way that many other Young Adult and Middle Grade books are not. The characters were just far too juvenile and cliché for me to ever fully get on board with the pull that the plot had initially left within me.
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Teddy Cannon is a gambler in Las Vegas, in disguise, having been banned from most casinos.  She isn't really a cheat, but uses her magical ability to 'read' people in order to win.
Teddy's talent leads her to a school for psychics where she meets others like her and embarks on her studies.
This is a YA novel, with all rhe teenage angst you could want.  I am a little old for this book, but I think it would strike a cord with a lot of 13 year olds.
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Great book!  I really enjoyed this one! It was a page turner and I felt like I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.  

Highly recommend to others who enjoy this genre!
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I received a copy of this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I don't like starting a series that hasn't been finished. I'm part of the Harry Potter generation; I've done my time waiting for more books to come out. So I usually just add something to my 'to-read' list and keep an eye on it.

That said, I'm so upset with myself for waiting to read this! It was fantastic. There's mystery, action, magic in the form of various psychic powers, and a wonderful cast of characters. I was hooked from the very beginning (I'll always buy into a story that starts at the poker table).

My complains are minor: a few spelling mistakes towards the end and having to wait for the next book. I want to know more now!

I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone and everyone. Seriously, you should read it.
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I enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would.  It reminded me of a Quantico for psychics.  This was a great start to a promising new urban fantasy series.  I can't wait to see what happens next.
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School for Psychics by K. C. Archer has a very much has a young adult feel but with adult characters and adult relationships. It is about adults with special abilities attending a special school and fighting against an unknown mystery. It is also clearly the start of a series. Will I move on to the next book when it comes? Maybe. This one was entertaining, but I am not on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one. 

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2018/10/the-school-for-psychics.html 

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This book has a really, really cool premise: it's a school for psychic people to train for government positions where they use their powers for detective work. And it's not YA, which I thought was really cool - stories like that are hardly ever with adult characters.

And yet.

Teddy and I are close in age, but she acts and thinks like a YA character, in my opinion. So do all other characters in the school. There are alphas and misfits, seriously. Ugh. And then of course Teddy becomes the MOST MISFIT OF THEM ALL, because there were not enough clichés, she is also the most powerful, with an ability rarely seen. 

The story has such potential, but it drags on and on and I just couldn't care for the characters at all, which made me lose interest even in the potential for awesome detective story plus powers.
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It has an interesting plot combined with a great set of characters. It was easy to get hooked into the story. Only, it feels like the characters are acting more of teenagers than adult. Still, it's an entertaining read.
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An excellent book about friendship and coming of age. Our heroine discovers her psychic abilities when she is nabbed while gambling in Vegas. She is sent to a school where she discovers she is not alone. Great characters! Great writing!
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