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Psion Delta (Psion #3)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,207 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Sammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.

A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and P
Paperback, 1st Edition, 497 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 11th 2012)
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Jacob Gowans
Dec 08, 2012 Jacob Gowans rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm thrilled about the way this book turned out. The editing process is so fun, so enjoyable. I think my readers will enjoy this book more than the first two, as they'll find elements inside that link the two books together. I hope you laugh, cry, and find a bit of yourself inside these pages.
Adam Morris
Dec 14, 2012 Adam Morris rated it it was amazing
First off, I don't read a TON of books. There were a couple years where I read quite a few of the classics and some of the more popular fiction novels out there, I wouldn't call myself "well-read", but part of that is due to how difficult it is for a book to draw me in. More than any other aspect, I think a book's ability to entertain and move me comes in the ability of the author to tell a story. Also, I'm not a teenager (the target audience of this book), but I'm still young at heart, and I ha ...more
Mar 16, 2016 Kyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
In Psion Delta, the third book in the Psion series, Sammy is back home from his ordeal in CAG territory and is trying to heal both physically and mentally. Sammy quickly learns that a lot of things have changed while he’s been gone. He also realizes that he’s probably changed most of all. The “Silent War” continues but is growing less and less silent by the day. Sammy finds he is not really sure where he fits anymore. He begins to wonder if he’s still capable of doing what he’s been trained for. ...more
Jul 06, 2013 Lance rated it it was amazing
The current installment in this series does not disappoint. From a story perspective, you get some satisfaction as you begin to see some of the pieces of the puzzle come together. The action in this book keeps you pretty riveted.

Can't wait for the 4th installment.
Jan 15, 2013 Stanton rated it it was amazing
This is a great addition to the Psion series. The 3rd book continues the story of Sammy, a teenage boy learning to live with special powers, and learning more about the world he lives in, where governments are at war and using those with powers as the combatants.

Those powers (anomolies) came about as the result of vaccines against a great plague that destroyed most of humanity. This left most of the world divided into two factions. Those left behind found that some of their children began displa
Danielle Young
Feb 07, 2013 Danielle Young rated it it was amazing
Shelves: absolute-favs
I have been a huge fan of the Psion Series since I first discovered Psion Beta earlier this year, instantly falling in love with the main character Sammy and all the psion's at beta headquarters.

And this book only increased my love of them. In the first two books Sammy literally went through hell. In fact I spent many days asking myself, what more could the author possibly put Sammy through? I mean this kid has been through more crap than most characters go through in an entire series, and that
Nov 14, 2014 Peyton rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING! Psion Delta was a great addition to the Psion Series and does not dissapoint. I loved how we learned the back story of the Queen, the flashbacks were one of the best parts of the book. This book kept me reading every second I had. Plus the ending was sooooooooooo good, I didn't see it coming AT ALL. If you have read Psion Beta and Psion Gamma you need to at LEAST give this a chance. The book was highly in-depth with the characters and I felt like I really KNEW them. READ I ...more
Mar 18, 2016 David rated it really liked it
Psion Delta restored my hopes for the series. While I felt there were some real technical pacing and coordination problems with the characters separated by distance in book #2, Gowans did not repeat that in book #3. Everything was well paced and the big picture was never lose when we dove down into one of the subplots.

I am very happy that I did not give up on the series after book #2!
Dec 15, 2015 MegaSolipsist rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars, this book is another improvement.
Maybe it was just that I liked things becoming more practical and realistic, with the military base no longer allowing unlimited junk food and removing the ranking system (which made it seem less like the novelisation of a video game), and with the graduation mission now being with an experienced team of soldiers and not going into direct, lethal combat but rather focusing on the greater amount of time spent on reconnaissance.
Katie Carpenter,
Feb 10, 2016 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, ya, freedom, pacing, psion
really like this series
ammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion. A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and Psion Betachanges Sammy doesn't like. Katie Carpenter, once the great Queen of Anomaly Thirteens, has f
Story: 3-4 of 5
Writing: 3 of 5

"Psion Delta" is good. I think it's fairly weaker than Gamma, but also fairly better than Beta in both writing and story. I dislike it when authors rely on his or her Characters and organizations acting incredibly stupid when said subjects are supposed to be otherwise in order to drive the plot forward. In other words, contrivance. I can roll with a few contrivances, especially near the beginning of a story, but by the third book in a series the plot should flow nat
Mar 29, 2016 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out my Booklikes Blog, Dan Grover: Cover to Cover

The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained

It's Complicated

I just committed 14 days to 2420 pages of the five-book Psion Series.

The series has 2564 five-star reviews on Goodreads, and about as many four-star reviews. There are hardly any one or two starred reviews.

Everyone who read these books loved them. So, obviously, I loved them too.




It's complicated.

Here's what I liked.

I wonder when I'll get bored of stories aboutkids wit
Jackson Nicastro
Nov 20, 2013 Jackson Nicastro rated it really liked it
This is a continuation of the second book in the Psion series, Psion Gamma. It begins in the Psion Hospital in where Sammy as just awoken to find his friends, Jeffie and Bricket there in the infirmary due to their injuries obtained from Victor Worbel, a former commander whom betrayed the NWG to the CAG. Read the book if if want to know what happens to Sammy, his friends and the NWG in the coming war.

My Review:
Overall, I would give this book a 4.2 out of 5 due to the authors ability to make me fe
Jan 19, 2016 Ryan added it
I loved this book! it starts off following Sammy in his return to capitol island. he is once again the social outcast and struggles to regain his status as best in the facility yet still struggling through trauma and pain. i personally loved this book and i think you will too.
Frieda Beery
Jan 24, 2015 Frieda Beery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The story continues. With plot twists I didn't expect. I enjoyed this one better than the previous books in the series, it also filled in the character even more.
Jan 24, 2015 Nathan rated it really liked it
I like all these books and I recommend them to others.

Yes, there is fighting and some gore/blood/death... but they are a good read and I like the author.
Feb 23, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Another great book in the Psion series. Loved it when Sammy and Al went undercover as missionaries!

The one criticism I have is that I felt that there was too much back story on the Queen. The transition to the flashback was also quite awkward. While an interesting story, it broke up the main narrative and would probably be better told in a separate book in the series. Maybe as a prequel about the scourge and the rise of anomalies.

The ending in this book is exciting, unexpected, and tragic. Agai
Ornella (Nyx)
So much happened! Eek!
Jul 31, 2014 Tammy rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel, ya
This is the first book/series that has caused my 10 year old to prioritize reading over playing video games. I am enjoying reading it as much as she is. I recommend this to all my friends with kids Ava's age or older.
Patty Blaney
Mar 21, 2014 Patty Blaney rated it really liked it
This series is fantastic.
Dec 25, 2012 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This is another great book to add to the series. I loved the continued development of the characters. I always like to learn about the evil side of this war. I really enjoyed the "fox". Jacob did a great job to continually increase my hatred of Katie Carpenter. I thought he brought in great emotion in the last half of the book. The story continually rose until it peaked at the end of the book which I loved. Look forward to the next book in the series. Great work Gowans.
Mar 10, 2014 Bryan rated it really liked it
I'm really liking this series. I hope Gowans gets the broader distribution he's looking for as a self published author. He definitely deserves it.
Jul 09, 2014 Jodie rated it really liked it
This book is the 3rd book in the Psion series, where Sammy is finally back at Psion Beta, but now many people want to kill him. This book is also told from Commander Byron's point of view, who investigates Commander Wrobel's treason. It is also told from Queen's point of view, who is the first person that got anomaly 13, which is what Sammy is fighting against. This book is really good, I definitely recommend it.
Jan 25, 2013 Eileen rated it really liked it
Pretty darn good... I don't think it was quite as good as the last one, but I did enjoy this, especially the back-story information they gave to one of the characters.

For some reason it took me a while to finish this one, but once I had the time to sit down and read, it really moved along to the end. If you like the Hunger Games and Divergent series, check these out.
Feb 10, 2013 Sofia rated it liked it
This book wasn't as good as the first two in the series. I felt that the plot was a bit too scrambled and that some of the events did not help lead to the climax. The book was still worth the read though! It gave a lot of background information about the Silent Wars and Katie Carpenter.
Can't wait for the next book!!!
Blake Billings
Mar 09, 2013 Blake Billings rated it it was amazing
I am quickly learning that Jacob Gowans is one of my favorite authors. I have loved all three of the Psion books. I was very impressed with the difference in writing style from prison fights to teeny-bopper love triangles. I am counting down the days until Psion Alpha!
Long Live Sammy!
Dec 26, 2012 Steph rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by Jacob Gowans. I really like his style of writing and it's one I usually can't figure out the end. This was the third book in his series, and I've loved everyone of them. I have them on kindle if anyone wants to borrow it, let me know.
Aaron Scott
Jan 04, 2014 Aaron Scott rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot more than the previous novel.
Jun 24, 2013 Janelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Not quite as good as the first two in my opinion. The action was amazing as usual, but the relationships were pretty darn awkward. I could've used a lot less crazy from Jeffie. Still a great book though!
Nov 13, 2015 Mnoraznan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction

This a 4.5

Just because i hated the romance part and the rehash of kobe-jeffie-sammy.
otherwhise, there's wonderful development in the story.
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