The Delphi Effect (The Delphi Trilogy, Book #1)
The Delphi Resistance (The Delphi Trilogy, Book #2)
The Delphi Revolution (The Delphi Trilogy, Book #3)
By: Rysa Walker
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Best for: 16 and up
Here’s X-Men, 2020.
True story: In 1978, the US Military sponsored a program that investigated the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications. It was discontinued in 1995 because it was–stupid.
What if: It worked?
In The Delphi Trilogy, the children of the participants of this doomed program are now manifesting psychic powers. Remote viewing, glimpses of the future, telekinesis, pyrokinesis, sharing your mind with the spirits of dead people, stuff like that. Would that be awesome?
If you’re baby suddenly started talking like an adult who just died in a car wreck or your toddler could explode all the windows in your house with his mind every time he got angry, you’d probably vote awful.
These kids are hunted, both to be exploited or to be extinguished. Until they decide to fight back.
Rysa Walker is reliable. Her characters are great, and her writing is smooth. I had fun reading The Delphi Trilogy. I thought the last couple of books were longer than they needed to be. There is some PG language and some PG-13 sex between teenagers.
16 and up.
A note about The prequel novella, The Abandoned (The Delphi Trilogy, #2.5). I consider it required reading to get the full experience, but technically it can be skipped. I hope you won’t though. It adds some valuable depth to the MC’s backstory you won’t get anywhere else. It should be read between books 2 and 3. Highly recommend.