Thank you to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for providing me with a free advanced copy of The School for Psychics in exchange for an honest review.
This is a paranormal book about Teddy Cannon, a Sanford drop out gambling addicted young woman who never knew her birth parents. A lot of this story walks side by side with Harry Potter and I found it difficult not to think of Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone several times throughout this book.
Both are raised by parents who are not theirs under the impression that their birth parents died in car accidents, both Harry and Teddy were collected to go to boarding school by someone in the field, whisked away to learn about their true powers. Neither Teddy nor Harry are particularly gifted an have to rely on friends to for backup.
Teddy is a lot less likable than Harry though and for several reasons. Firstly she’s a grown adult that acts like a child. At least Harry had the fact that he was eleven keeping him from harsher judgments on his choice of actions. She’s careless and she squanders opportunities. She’s a shit to her friends. The only thing redeeming about Teddy Cannon is that she makes the right decision in the end. And Teddy is just the main characters, let alone mentioning all the other characters that were either one dimensional or unlikeable or both.
School for Psychics is a fast-paced government conspiracy theory book wasn’t the worst fictional story I’ve ever read but it certainly wasn’t the best, either. This is an okay introduction to what I believe will be a series of books in the Whitfield Institute universe but I will not be reading the next.
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