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Fifteen-year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. Alone, terrified and unable to remember the events that compelled him to flee, Landon fights to survive and understand what’s happening to him. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he’s broug ...more
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Published March 22nd 2011 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sheila
Like a cross between Harry Potter, X-Men and Ender’s Game, P.D. Griffith’s The Search for Artemis starts when a boy’s world falls apart and ends in battle, betrayal, and brave determination. The story starts rather slowly but by the end I was eagerly turning pages, surprised at the revelations and looking forward to more.

An exciting first scene has strangers chasing fifteen-year-old Landon across town, while Landon tries to remember what happened the night before. But the story's soon slowed dow
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Tahlia Newland
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The Search for Artemis is a well-paced, enjoyable story that hooks you from the beginning and keeps you reading.

Blurb: Fifteen year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he's brought to the Gymnasium. Forced into a life where people don't just see--but control--the world around them and teenagers lift city buses with a thought,
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Sarah
The Search for Artemis is quickly moving and, at parts, proceeds at a breakneck pace. Something is always happening, and while some of the book might not have the shock value the author was going for, there is enough raw humanity here to please almost any reader. The story of Landon is absorbing, as Griffith is realistic in dealing with Landon's growth, development and his emotional reactions to events as they happen. Despite its flaws, The Search for Artemis will leave fans with a slam-dunk end ...more
Lori Pescatore
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It is the perfect addition to any girl or boy's young adult library. This Author has created a very likeable lead character, whose tragic past and unique gifts instantly pull you into his world. The descriptions are very original and exciting to read and picture inside your mind. The ending left me wanting to know more about what will happen next as the secrets and lies come tumbling outward. I am looking forward to the next part of this exciting adventure. Onward A ...more
Carol
I absolutely loved this book. Think a cross between Young James Bond, Alex Rider, Gi Joe and X-men, but only the best parts. It was so much fun and as the story progressed really quite suspenseful. I can't wait for number 2!
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Zachary Knowlton
The Search for Artemis is a fast-paced, intriguing read that I had a hard time putting down (one of the first books I've read not listened to in a long time). It has many of my favorite fantasy elements including a training school (and all the awesomeness that comes with it), inner-conflict within the main character and plenty red herrings/foreshadowing that keeps you guessing. The best way to describe this book, in my opinion, is a cross between X-Men, Ender's Game, & Harry Potter. Great st ...more
Daniel
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I took a chance on this book and was not disappointed in the least. The Search for Artemis is the first book by the author P.D. Griffith and I think in time we will look back on it as the launching pad of what will no doubt be a promising career for the author. I love that I will now get a chance to be that annoying guy and say I read his stuff before everyone else thought it was cool to do so.

The premise of the book is pretty simple, a kid discovers he has telekinetic powers, is scared and gets
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
This book holds a very inventive story about a world where telekinesis is a real thing. Landon finds this out the hard way when his parents die in a horrific event. In this world, those with the special gene that controls telekinesis or in layman's terms: the ability to move things with their minds can go to a special school to hone their skills. I really liked once Landon got to the school. Luckily that doesn't happen too far into the book.

This book is the first one in a planned series (I'm act
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Jamie
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Search for Artemis is a good book with action, suspense and a bit of mystery.

Landon Wicker is a fifteen year old boy who is not looking forward to the school year starting. One day his parents are arguing and Landon goes out to try to stop them and gets angry with his father. This is when his psychokinetic abilities show up. He had no idea that he was psychokinetic. This also causes his parents deaths.

He doesn't know what to do so he takes off and spends time alone in the city trying to fig
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Michelle
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that I knew I was going to like based on the description. I love superpowers, and when you throw in some mystery and a dash of mythology, I was hooked! The Search for Artemis reminded me of X-men mixed with the Disney movie, Sky High. It is a super fun adventure, and I loved every minute of it.

The story starts out with a bang. Literally. I was feeling so bad for Landon, it was not easy for him in the beginning. But once he gets to "school", it really starts to get goo
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Jessica Knauss
Imagine a world in which kids who can move objects telekinetically get into an epic snowball fight! In this book, it's our own world. Certain children have been found to possess a gene enabling them both to control objects with their minds and to hear others' outward-projected thoughts. Landon Wicker has no idea that these kids exist, much less that he is one of them, until a terrible incident that kills both of his parents and sends him on the run from the law. Eventually, he's found by a recru ...more
Readinista
In the beginning, I was drawn into the story and found The Search for Artemis intriguing and different. Then somewhere a little bit before the middle, I lost interest. I often had to take a break after reading one chapter because I grew tired of reading it. Then I would force myself to continue reading. The story wasn’t necessarily bad, but more so it just didn’t compel me to keep reading. Perhaps it would hold a child’s interest more than mine. However, I do have to give Griffith credit for ori ...more
A Book Vacation
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic novel full of action and intrigue as Landon realizes his full potential in the psychokinetic world. Alone and confused, the novel opens with Landon running for his life from the men in suits after a tragedy befalls his family. I was drawn into the series from the very beginning as it sets itself up as a mystery. Who are these men in suits? What do they want? Is Landon really safe at the Gymnasium? Who is Artemis? The answer to these questions are the opposite of what is expec ...more
Kerry Reis
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-version
In one tragic moment, troubled teen Landon's hidden psychokinetic powers burst forth, destroying his home and turning him into an orphaned fugitive. He is rescued from the streets by agents of a secret scientific organization that brings gifted teens like Landon to a hidden massive structure called the Gymnasium in order to train them on how to control and use their powers. However, Landon will find nothing is simple in making new friends, working through his guilt and sifting through the secret ...more
Lori Pescatore
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It is the perfect addition to any girl or boy's young adult library. This Author has created a very likeable lead character, whose tragic past and unique gifts instantly pull you into his world. The descriptions are very original and exciting to read and picture inside your mind. The ending left me wanting to know more about what will happen next as the secrets and lies come tumbling outward. I am looking forward to the next part of this exciting adventure. Onward A ...more
Mike
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a giveaway. I really enjoyed the story. Nice teen read. Very original with a few nice twists. You don't see many books involving telekinesis. My only negative is that I would like to see a smoother transition of time, otherwise, nice job. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
Maria Nairne
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Despite the fact that I solved part of the mystery half way through the book I was still interested. Landon is cool and I liked how the other characters were created as well. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on book 2.
Heather
I enjoyed this book. Very unpredictable but not "that doesn't even make sense!" type. I loved the twists and turns and felt for Landon as her learned of his abilities, his patents, how this happened, and what he plans to do about it. Good book.
Flosi
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Exciting
What would it be like to be able to read someone's thought? Or to lift an object 30 times your weight, just with your thoughts? Pretty cool, huh. Check out this book and the rest of the series.
Brandielle
Fun adventure and mystery story. I'm excited for the next one.
JMT
I know the author, so I'm biased, but this was a great story - engaging, real, emotional, and action-packed. I think (?!!) he's working on a sequel, and I'm looking forward to it.
Madhavi Ghare
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for the next part!
Matthew
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. There was enough action and a well written storyline to keep me interested.
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P. D. (Patrick Dillon) Griffith was born in May 1986 in the United States and grew up in Bradenton, Fla. where he went to Southeast High School. Patrick left Bradenton in 2004 to attend Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. Following a summer backpacking through Europe, he moved to Evanston, Ill. in 2008 a ...more
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