The Delphi Effect
It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the nex...more
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The Delphi Trilogy, Book 1
By: Rysa Walker
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
This was such an awesome book. A girl can see and talk with ghosts which has caused problems all her life. Sounds like a normal story but it is not. This is a fresh take on the theme. She tries to help this very insistent ghost. From this, it leads to almost getting killed herself. Then getting kidnapped. It is a fast and furious story with lots of things going on at one time. A wonderful cast of characters and a twi ...more
Don't let the cover of this book throw you off. It is not sci-fi but paranormal. Think "teens with powers" like X-M ...more
Rysa Walker is a new author for me, as I’ve never read any of the Chronos Files, even though I’ve heard good things. This book definitely makes me want to go and read those books, immediately.
Seventeen-year-old Anna has a special gift; she can talk to the dead. At the age of three, she was left in a food court with a note taped to her, that simply read her name, date of birth and ‘this child is possessed’. Since then, she has grown up in various foste ...more
It was promoted as YA scifi but there was nothing resembling science in there. This is a pet peeve of mine -- don't call it SCIENCE fiction if it's FANTASY fiction. Give me some experimental science gone wrong or something to ground this, please!
And give me at least one intelligent or street savvy character to latch onto. Anna, our narrator, is kind of an idiot for someone who's supposed to have survived so much tragedy and animosity at a young age because of her s ...more
Anna is seventeen, veteran of many foster home situations (some bad, some okay, most indifferent) along with her younger adoptive brother Deo—the two having adopted each other, as they have little else to count on in their lives. Except for Dr. Kelsey, a therapist who not only listens, but believes what Anna tells her, and goes the extra mile to see to her safety, as well as Deo’s.
Oh, and Anna gets “hitched” by ghosts.
The latest ghost, a murdered girl named Molly, is frantic for Anna to get a me ...more
I'll admit I snagged this one mostly on the strength of the author's name. I've already read previous books by Rysa Walker, and very much enjoyed them. From the blurb it sounds potentially interesting, but not particularly original. But I trusted the author, and I'm glad I did.
Anna Morgan is a seventeen year old who is jaded by the foster care system. She also has the ability to communicate with the dead. However in this story her communication is faci ...more
Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. She doesn't have a choice. The ghosts are the reason that Anna is thrown from one foster home to the next and in and out of psych wards.
When a touch of the hand leads her to pick up the ghost of a girl who was murdered- things start to get real serious for Anna. Shes thrown into a government conspiracy, which causes Anna to throw up every ...more
9/28/16 Update: I finished the ARC tonight so my review is below.
I am a huge Rysa Walker fan and I was extremely excited when I learned she was working on a brand new sci-fi paranormal series. I loved her Chronos Files books, novellas, and short stories and have read them all at least twice!
So when I picked up The Delphi Effect, for me, the bar was set pretty high because of Timebound ...more
I was totally wrong -- I didn't like this story, I LOVED it.
And I kind of don't want to give you a synopsis of the story either, so that you can grab it and be surprised the way I was.
All I can say is that this book was so, so, so, so good.
It was exciting, creative, mysterious, adventurous, & thrilling.
Do I have your attention?
I will tell you ...more
A lot better than I expected. It kinda reminded me of The Host by Stephanie Meyer, but 100 times better, with way more detail and uniqueness. I absolutely loved this book and thought it was great. The idea of having people in your head makes for an interesting story and I loved the way the author presented in the book.
The Delphi Effect is an extremely action packed adventure from start to finish with many paranormal elements along with some science fiction mixed into an in...more
This trilogy starts out just as good as Walker's other one. One, she is able to make such loveable main characters. 17-year old Anna was left in a ...more
This book definitely did a lot of things right. I liked all the interpersonal relationships, friendships, sibling-like bonds, and the light romance. And honestly, why this book worked was because the romance was there but it was kept to a blessed and much needed minimum. The driving force behind so many of Anna's actions are her foster brother. And we had a lot going on: taking down a ra ...more
So when I picked up The Delphi Effect, for me, the bar was set pretty high because of Timebound and I wasn't sure how Rysa would meet my expectations. Well, Rysa exceeded those for sure! When I met Anna, a 17 year old teenager who's had a rough life having grown up in the ...more
The Delphi Effect was so freaking good and intense! I feel like my mind was all over the place trying to keep track of everything happening. I will forever ship Anna and Aaron together. Once they become a couple I'm going to call them my A team. The ending kind of broke me and I think Daniel deserved way better than that.
This book just hits you with the pow pow all throughout the book. There's some psychic stuff going on which leads to Anna getting in a shit ton of trouble. Even though I do ...more
It suffices to say that for a book to still manage to be amazing even with prior high expectations, that book is seriously a great one.
And The Delphi Effect did not disappoint.
Alright, so. For those skeptical readers thinking that the synopsis sounds awfully familiar, let me just nip this in the bud: it is familiar. No lie. But Rysa Walker's ...more
I must have to say, this story is MUCH BETTER than I thought at first.
It's filled with the elements of si-fi, mystery, a little bit action, also having some paranormal power. I really enjoy with this book. Not only it has some brand new idea about paranormal story, but also brings me lots of excitement and fun.
Anna Morgan is a teenage girl who has paranormal power of hearing some dead people whispering in her head. Sometimes there will some spirits stuck in her ...more
Anna has the ability to communicate with the dead. And for her whole life she hasn't had much choice in the matter. Her most recent hitcher died badly; and in an attempt to say goodbye Anna upsets some people with some very unique abilities.
For myself, I ...more
The concept, while revolving around gifted kids and the government suppressing/trying to control them, felt fresh and fun. The psychic, mental abilities highlighted here are, likewise, fresh and fun. Particularly Anna's. Lost souls hitch a ride in her head, asking that she help them do that one thing that is preventing them from leaving. And when they do, she retains their memories ...more
Anna doesn't love her special skill, but she's used to it, and she's learned how to achieve what she needs to to help her hitchhikers pass on. She thought she had, anyway, until a hit ...more
I read part of this and listened to part of it on audiobook. From the switch from my old Kindle to the new one, this Netgalley book got lost in the mix, so I borrowed via Kindle Unlimited. The audio narrator was wonderful and I just got so sucked into this book that I couldn't read/listen fast enough.
The Delphi Effect follows an orphan named Anna who has the ability to pick up spirits with unfinished business. Her newest spirit is Molly, who wants to help her ...more
Reread August 12, 2018. So much fun to binge read the entire series!
Original review: 4-4.5 stars. I loved The Chronos Files series so I was so excited to read The Delphi Effect and it was AMAZING. Teenager with powers, covert organization, a dash of romance, and fantastic secondary characters, the book was non-stop action. I mean, seriously, I could not put it down. It was two in the morning and I needed to go to sleep but I just had to keep reading. Rys ...more
Now she's getting messages from the dead granddaughter of ...more
I’d had my eye on this particular title before it was even released simply because of Walker and Rudd. The synopsis further convinced me that The Delphi Effect was something I had to hear. It’s a rare audiobook that’s able to stand up to my personal expectations, but this one definitely did.
The De ...more
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In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker. ...more