Title: The Delphi Revolution
Author: Rysa Walker
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Page Count: 528
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A psychotic killer hijacked her mind and her body. She’s taking them back.
Eighteen-year-old Anna Morgan is on the run from the very government project that created her abilities. Now they seek to weaponize the gift she doesn’t want and can’t control: the invasion of her mind and her body by spirits, some of whom have their own unusual powers. Her latest “hitcher” is a former top Delphi executive. Unlike Anna’s previous guests, this one has taken over, and he’s on a personal mission of revenge.
The target is Senator Ronald Cregg, a corrupt, power-hungry presidential candidate. One of Delphi’s creators, he’s now manipulating the public into believing “psychic terrorists” are a scourge to be eliminated. There’s only one way to stop him, but Anna draws the line at murder.
Pulled into a dark conspiracy, Anna struggles to reclaim her body, mind, and soul as she and the other Delphi psychics join together to fight for their right to exist.
The Delphi Revolution by Rysa Walker is the third and final installment of the young adult science fiction fantasy The Delphi Trilogy series. This series involves many different elements in the story such as clairvoyance, psychic abilities, telekinesis and on and on. In the first book of the series readers were introduced to Anna Morgan who had spent her life bouncing from home to home with some time out on the streets in between ever since she was abandoned as a toddler with a note claiming she was possessed. As Anna got older she had since learned she had an unusual ability to pick up ghostly hitchhikers. If she came across a restless spirit and touched whatever object they were hanging onto she ended up with them inhabiting her body which could sometimes become a struggle for her to keep control herself.
When Anna had picked up the spirit of Molly, a young girl that was brutally murdered, Molly had done her best to convince Anna to contact her grandfather who had been a policeman. Molly was tormented by the fact that her killer was involved in human trafficking and will most definitely be hurting other young women unless Molly could get Anna to help stop him. Anna getting in touch with Molly’s grandfather led her to team up with a group of teens that found out about the Delphi experiment by the government that gave these kids differing powers with a whole dangerous outcome for the group while they were investigating.
The story has continued on from book to book picking up where it had left off in the previous. This obviously makes this series best to be read from the beginning and not join in the middle or one would be confused with what had happened previously. It’s an extremely action packed adventure from start to finish with numerous paranormal elements along with some science fiction mixed into an intense thrill ride. I was completely hooked into the story from early on in the first book and that feeling picked right back up when sitting down with the second and third books.
I did feel this one seemed a bit slower than the last, however I question how much of that was due to my excitement of finally finishing the trilogy and not the actual pacing after a few years with these characters. Overall, I certainly would recommend this series to the young adult book fans out there as it’s full of lots of fun elements that are incorporated into a highly intense plot to keep one on the edge of their seat.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley.
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About the author:
Rysa Walker is the bestselling author of The Delphi Trilogy (The Delphi Effect, The Delphi Resistance, and The Delphi Revolution). Timebound, the first book in her CHRONOS Files series, won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Her career had its beginnings in a childhood on a cattle ranch, where she read every book she could find, watched Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and let her imagination soar into the future and to distant worlds. Her diverse path has spanned roles such as lifeguard, waitress, actress, digital developer, and professor—and through it all, she has pursued her passion for writing the sorts of stories she imagined in her youth. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. Discover more about Rysa and her work at http://www.rysa.com.