When someone asked me what I was currently reading, the best (and quickest) way to describe the book was – a “Harry Potter” for adults.
Not to say that it is extremely similar to the Harry Potter story, but every book that gives us some sort of magic / supernatural school, be it for children or for adults, will forever remind me of Harry Potter and how much I wished I would have gotten that Hogwarts letter.
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. Yes she’s resourceful, bright, and scrappy. But 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.
Disclaimer: *Thank you NetGalley and Simon Schuster for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company or its affiliates in any way.*
Teodora or Teddy Cannon, an orphan, raised by her adoptive parents, was always getting herself into trouble. She dropped out of the University, had a huge gambling debt and was still living with her parents, constantly worried about how disappointed they were in her.
When she was approached by a stranger who opened her eyes to the truth about her abilities and invited her to join him and others, just like her, in the school for people with supernatural abilities, also called psychics, Teddy, who never felt like she belonged anywhere, took this huge leap of faith and followed him to San Francisco.
A little cliché, a little harry-potter-esque, «School for Psychics» is an enjoyable page-turner that I devoured in a few days.
Teddy and the Misfits crew (Pyro, Jeremy and Molly, Jillian, Dora) grew dear to my heart. Their relationship within the group and with the Alphas, Teddy’s and Nick’s chemistry and encounters, friendship and slight sprinkle of romance, blended in so well in the inner life of School for psychics.
We saw how hesitant and scared they were in the very beginning, how they were just learning the basics of their skills and, of course, Teddy’s hidden and uncontrollable power outbursts. It wouldn’t be a proper school tale without a highly talented but very dangerous student.
It is a perfect “harry potter” for adults. Even though the characters are in their twenties, this book reads like YA, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in search of a new magic school series to follow.
Have you read this book or heard anything about it? Are you always on the lookout for new magic schools, just like I am?
Let me know in the comments down below!