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The League of Delphi (The Delphi Trilogy #1)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  103 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
History’s darkest secrets hide in plain sight. 

One of the freshest new voices in the world of young adult suspense, Chris Everheart confirms that he’s here to stay with this fast-paced, ingeniously plotted, unputdownable thriller.

A lone teen, a suspicious death, an ancient conspiracy. The first book of the gripping new Delphi series, The League of Delphi draws you in, ta
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 22nd 2012 by Yellow Rocket Media
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Chris Everheart
Jul 09, 2013 Chris Everheart added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews

Zachary White is a 16 year old boy searching for something. Even he doesn’t know what exactly he needs to find. But perhaps it’s an understanding of why he has spent the majority of his life in hiding, using a fake identity and only seeing his mother sporadically and always for only a few short hours at a time.

It wasn’t always like that for Zach. He remembers growing up in a small town in the U.S. of A. named Arcanville. He was just a normal kid back the
This was a very good first book in a trilogy and an excellent mystery book; it was written for a younger audience than me but that meant that I found it full of action and a nice, interesting, gripping easy read.

The main character is Zachary White; a sixteen/ seventeen year old who has returned to the place he was born after the death of his mother and the suicide of a friend of his. He comes back to town under very mysterious circumstances, living alone in an apartment and getting a job in a co
Erin Arkin
Oct 19, 2013 Erin Arkin rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
3.5 stars

The League of Delphi is a trilogy by Chris Everheart and takes the reader into a world of conspiracy, secret societies and danger. If you enjoy a good story with some solid characters, you just might enjoy this trilogy.

Book one begins with Zach White. His mom has recently died and Zach has made the decision to go back to the town he lived in until he was 7 years old. He wants to know more about his past as well as what happened to his mom to make her so paranoid that she moved him to F
Wendy Joyce
Aug 08, 2013 Wendy Joyce rated it it was ok
For several reasons, I expected to like this book. It certainly had the makings—a teen, a suspicious death, an ancient conspiracy. What’s not to like? Further, the author’s bio portrays a shy guy who volunteers his time to encourage kids to read. What’s not to admire? But what clinched the deal to purchase the book was that Mr. Everheart had a guest-post on Joe Konrath’s blog—a blog I deeply respect and habitually follow. Unfortunately, by the first page, my “expected to like” became a “wanted t ...more
Mar 29, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a book that I can see being popular with my guy readers, especially those who enjoy conspiracy and action books. This is a fast and easy read, and once readers invest a little time, I believe they will find it compelling (the pace is slow at the start, but it picks up once the basic characters and setting are established). The protagonist frequently pushes his inquiry beyond what I would con ...more
Jul 30, 2013 Jen rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-juv
The League of Delphi is a YA book that focuses on a small town which, on the surface, looks pretty average, but is actually much more sinister.

Seventeen-year-old Zach, fresh out of a French boarding school, returns to his hometown to try to discover why his mother swept him out of the country ten years earlier, and after depositing him at the boarding school, rarely had contact with him.

The conspiracy plot didn't quite feel right to me, and the lack of concern for the children of the town a bit
Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
Unclear, overdramatic, and ninety percent of it is written in prose. I had a hard time getting through this one guys. I don't want to be mean, but it's the truth.

To see the full review of this book, you can visit see on my blog here: http://brittanysbookrambles.blogspot....
Jul 29, 2012 Laci rated it it was amazing

I read this book in two days! I couldn't put my kindle down. From the very first page to the very last page it takes you on a wild ride. This book was so suspenseful it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!! I have been highly recommending to everyone I know!! Chris I can't wait to read your next one!!!
Aug 01, 2013 Kari rated it liked it
This book was provided to the reviewer free of charge by the publisher, however that did not in any way influence the review that follows

Although I gave this book 3 stars, in reality it was probably more of a 2.5 for me. I decided to round it up to a 3 for the purpose of this review, and my reasons will be explained in the following paragraphs.

I went into this book with some expectations on the style of book I was about to read. I had looked at the author's profile and seen one of his influen
Oct 04, 2012 Patti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Book: 2.5 stars
Author: 1 star

Ok, now I'm mad. I started looking into the people who gave this book 5 stars. Not that I thought they were crazy, but I just wanted to see if they were people who a) have divergently different tastes than I, or b) were the types who give 5 stars to every single book they read (and you know they are out there....). Well, about 5 or 6 people gave it a review. All of them 5 stars. My suspicious nature started to show itself. I checked out one person (one of th
Aug 26, 2013 SARIT rated it really liked it
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I liked this book very much! and luckily I could go strait into the 2nd one "The Delphi Deception" which I enjoyed too and now I am waiting for the next one to see to where Mr. Everheart will take me this time. The plot is so fast acting that you can't leave the book, cuz you really carious to find what next.

But before I'll go into the plot itself a few tings that i found and I think it really important facts before starting the readin
Grace Troxel
Mar 09, 2014 Grace Troxel rated it liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Pictures:

Zach White is a sixteen-year-old boy who moves back to his hometown of Arcanville after his mother dies. Before her death, Zach’s mom exhibited symptoms similar to schizophrenia. She was always on the run from someone and forced Zach to live under an assumed name, terrified that someone would find out who he was. Zach comes to Arcanville because he wants to understand why his mother bec
Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)

Protagonist: Zach White grew up in Arcanville but was swept off to France by his mother after his father's disappearance and apparent death. Now he's back and searches for clues as to why he had to be swept off so suddenly and why his late mother insisted that Arcanville was dangerous. For the most part I liked Zach. However it felt really hard to truly know him, especially when he kept his real name secret even from the reader. I wouldn't have had a problem if I had even the slightest in
Tanushree Baruah
Dec 05, 2014 Tanushree Baruah rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Mild spoilers ahead.

The League of Delphi written by Chris Everheart takes us through a mysterious wealthy town, its enigmatic denizens and an ancient conspiracy. The book's protagonist, Zachary White (not his real name) and his girlfriend race to find out what lies beneath the otherwise placid surface of Arcanville, discovering prophecies straight out from ancient Greece.

The book's plot surprised me - the
Pop Bop
May 31, 2014 Pop Bop rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Thriller That Doesn't Overlook the Basics

There are lots of YA, (and adult), thrillers out there that start with a bang and scream down the narrative raceway. That's fine, but many of those books run out of steam about halfway through and start to read like outlines of books, or like just loosely connected action sequences. That's often because enough attention wasn't paid to setting up the story and the characters at the outset.

That's not a problem here. We get a good look at our hero Zach, his
Christina  Torretta
Dec 30, 2012 Christina Torretta rated it liked it
Although this is a thriller I thought I'd give it a try. And being the cover whore that I am, who wants to pass this book up!? The synopsis sounds great and the cover is awesome! But mysteries and thrillers don't normally work for me. I enjoy the intrigue, to a point, but I guess I'm just too impatient most of the time to really get a thrill (hahah pun intended) from these types of books.

Now, that's not to say that the League of Delphi is not worth reading. I will definitely recommend it to the
Sep 28, 2012 Yunnuen rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
I get this book from the author himself, as a gift in a contest held via twitter. One thing that attracted me of this book was that it is of the same genre of Hunger Games - I haven’t read that trilogy yet. I’ve only watched the first movie, so I found interesting to start diving into this genre.
As the story progressed, I went deeper into the questions the same Zach were asking himself. The thoughts and feelings of the character are very well planned and detailed. One can step into his shoes and
Jun 01, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I am so glad that I finally reached this book in my list- I only wish that I had read it sooner. The author did a really good job at making this conspiracy- there was definitely a lot of thought put into this series and I definitely appreciated the whole idea behind this book.

While this book is mostly fast-paced the beginning is a little slower as the author introduces the characters and does some serious character building. I mean, Katie is not a character that I liked (she's horrid!) but the
Patricia Fontes
Aug 26, 2013 Patricia Fontes rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA action/adventure/mystery fans
After Zach White's father died in an accident, his mother spirited him away to a private school in France and kept him hidden. When his mother dies and he finishes his program, Zach decides to return to his home town to learn why he must never reveal his real name and why his mother was so fearful that he'd be found. Zach lands a job in the local coffee shop where he can learn more about the town and its people. After the death of one of his childhood friends, he slowly pieces together the dark ...more
Valerie Dieter
Aug 13, 2013 Valerie Dieter rated it liked it
Recommends it for: MS
Recommended to Valerie by: Netgalley
"Zach" has come back to Arcaneville after finishing school in Europe and following his mother's death. His mother suffered from paranoia and warned him never to return. But the draw is too much. He needs to know what is really going on in this strange town and why it tore his family apart.

I'm struggling with this one a bit. It's a fast paced read - flew through it in a night. But I'm still not sure I have any clue about what's going on. We know as much as Zachary, which isn't much. The book ends
Keith W
Dec 28, 2013 Keith W rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Seventeen-year-old Zach is not desperate to find a girlfriend, does not want to sleep with the prettiest girl in school (or even spend the night chastely in her bedroom), and isn’t even in school anymore since he completed his education in France. So this is not your average teen thriller. It has a realistic (male) teen protagonist, who keeps his heart and his history hidden, his head down, and his home private. It introduces a slightly creepy town, that grows progressively more so. And it offer ...more
Jul 17, 2013 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, calibre-library
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a really great, quick read that had me racing through the short and wonderfully paced chapters at super speed! The writing style was very easy and enjoyable, the characters were interesting and filled with secrets, and the story was enough of a mystery to keep you guessing all the way until the end.

Zach has returned to his hometown to rediscover who he is. Playing the role of "outsider", he gets to observe all his old
Nov 16, 2014 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books
3.75 stars.

I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The League of Delphi follows 17-year-old Zach who has moved back to the town of Arcanville, where he was born, after the death of his mother. He soon is faced with the strange behaviour of some people and finds out there is something strange about the supposed suicide of a kid he used to know.

I really enjoyed this book for the most part. While it started out really slow and didn't have a lot t
Lucie Paris
Oct 19, 2013 Lucie Paris rated it liked it
Full of suspense and secrets, the story is a quest for informations to understand what is happening in Arcanville.

The plot is well fitted, interesting and even if sometimes they are some excessive detail that weighed a little the text. I admit, I read a few pages diagonally but the story is written to keep the reader alert with a thrilling pace.

The reader follows Zach who goes in search of his past in a strange town full of secrets. Then, there is Ashley who talking about a conspiracy. A suicide
Jun 09, 2015 Mandy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adults
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The League of Delphi, a young adult adventure/mystery tale connected to the Ancient Greek Oracle at Delphi, is a quick, entertaining read. The questions Zach, the protagonist, asks about his hometown of Arcanville lead him on a journey with just enough risk (and reward) to keep the reader engaged. The book ends on a cliffhanger, requiring the read of the next book in the series - but this is so
Nov 20, 2013 Bookangels12 rated it it was amazing
The League of Delphi by Chris Everheart
Reviewed by Timothy
Imagine a town full of secrets, a town that is so secretive that even its secrets have secrets. Welcome to Arcanville. Arcanville is centered around a college that has been there since before the 1800's. It is also the location of a secret society called the League of Delphi. The story is centered around a teen that was born in Arcanville but was whisked away and given a new identity to protect him from forces that would kill him on sight
Nov 05, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
When Zach returns to his small town in America from France, he discovers a series of questions. Why does no one care when Sutton commits suicide? Can he trust Ashley or should he trust her beautiful sister Kate? Why is the town's college so heavily fortified, and why is the library like a fortress? Why is the town run by a Committee?

When he starts to dig deeper and discover the answers to these questions, it leads him to a dangerous conspiracy that goes right back to ancient Greece. He must find
Apr 01, 2015 SarahSmith rated it liked it
I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

After reading the synopsis for this book I was very interested in checking it out. The League of Delphi is the first book in a YA trilogy that focuses on the conspiracy and secret society that is working out of Arcanville, the town where "Zach" grew up before he was taken to a French boarding school by his mother and had his name changed.

This book started out a little slow, but once all the set-up was out of the
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I'm living proof that harnessing talents like staring out the window and watching TV can be put to use for the good (or at least the entertainment) of humankind.
Fifty percent of my childhood was spent staring out a classroom window, wondering what was going on "out there." I daydreamed about interesting places, fascinating people and exciting adventures.
As a reluctant and struggling young reader,
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Other Books in the Series

The Delphi Trilogy (4 books)
  • The Shadow of Delphi: A Short Delphi Trilogy Prequel (Prequel)
  • The Delphi Deception (The Delphi Trilogy #2)
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