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The Delphi Resistance

(The Delphi Trilogy #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,336 ratings  ·  104 reviews
What if your mind became your worst enemy?

Struggling with evolving psychic abilities, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan and her equally exceptional friends are on the run from the ruthless Graham Cregg, leader of a covert operation known as the Delphi Project. Cregg has already killed repeatedly to test Anna’s ability. Now, he and his father, a presidential contender, will st
Kindle Edition, 456 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Skyscape
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
The Delphi Resistance by Rysa Walker is the second book of the Delphi Trilogy. This series is a young adult science fiction fantasy read that involves many different elements in the story such as clairvoyance, psychic abilities, telekinesis and on and on. In the first book of the series readers were introduced to Anna Morgan who had spent her life bouncing from home to home with some time out on the streets in between ever since she was abandoned as a toddler with a note claiming she was possess ...more
Karen’s Library
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Delphi Resistance takes place immediately after The Delphi Effect ends with Anna, Aaron, Taylor, and Deo on the run from the freaky government entity led by psychopath Graham Cregg. Anna has an extremely unique ability. She picks up hitchers; ghosts who hitchhike in her head rather than move on after death. And not only does she get the person, she also gets THEIR ability. Cregg won’t stop until he has Anna in his clutches so he can use her abilities for his own insane purpose.

Unknowingly to
This is the hardest type of review for me to write, one for a subsequent book in a series and one that I did enjoy but have a few issues with. Fair warning - this review may contain spoilers for The Delphi Effect.

Overall I enjoyed this book, it kept my interest and I never found the pacing to lag. I really like the main character - Anna, and her group of friends, as well as her other allies. In general they are believable characters.

In this story we learn more about the Delphi project and those
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4.5 Stars

The Delphi Resistance is one of those books that I feel like I've been waiting on forever. I read The Delphi Effect last year, and absolutely loved it. I even went so far as to stalk the series on Amazon until the next book was available for me to preorder.

The Delphi Resistance begins not very long after the last book left off. I think it would have been helpful if this book included a little summary/reminder of what happened because I had to go back and read the last chapter of The Del
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anna Morgan's psychic ability is that she can pick up the souls of the deceased. She calls them "hitchers" since they tag along in her brain until they fulfill whatever final desire that keeps them tethered to the Earth before moving on. At the end of book one, she had more than one, including her friend Aaron's brother, Daniel. Anna and her friends are trying to find similar kids with abilities before the evil Cregg family can find them and hurt them. It is unclear what the Cregg's true motivat ...more
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hall-of-fame
4.5 rounded up to 5

Man, this series is good! I mean, when you look at it at face-value, it's actually somewhat slow-paced and not a lot seems to happen at times (especially in this one with them driving around in an RV an awful lot), but the writing is so damn good and engaging that you can't help but be sucked in and love every minute of it.

Again, I adore the psychic ability angle that has been weaved in. Anna, darling, how you manage to hold that many people in your head at a time I'll never k
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I would hate to have so many people inside my head.. yet this girl does it with ease.

The Delphi Resistance was a pretty interesting read. I love Anna and Aaron together but hot damn, I would be a hot mess with everyone inside my head. Heck, I could barely be inside my own head. After the ending of the first book, we see that Daniel is inside her head. He's also Aaron's brother which is completely heartbreaking because he doesn't know.

I was kind of hesitant about Aaron finding out but when he did
I found The Deplhi Effect unique and looked forward to this follow-up installment. Sadly, I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. The beginning and ending are entertaining, with the middle being somewhat slower paced. Overall, it seemed like the typical second book syndrome.

The action for Resistance begins where Effect ended. There is a well done recap, so I didn't feel lost or confused as to previous events. Anna is a likable heroine, and I continued to enjoy her learning about her chara
Pam (YA Escape)
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars. Enjoyed this, but pacing was a little slow, it seemed like there was a lot of waiting around. Definitely read like the second book of a trilogy. Really like the relationship between Anna and Aaron. On to the last book!
jennifer willing
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
waiting for book 3 found the first two really good reads and very thought provoking
Rachel Stansel
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Walker never disappoints. I eagerly awaited Book 2, which picks up where we left off, and I was excited to find it as good if not better than the first. You definitely need to read the series in order or you will be missing out. Anna is a terrific character, and the supporting team including Aaron, Deo. Taylor, Jaydan and Daniel are just as well fleshed out. The alternate not distant future is eerie considering how different the climate is from when the book was being written.

Full disclosure -
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a great new YA series. I liked the first book even better but this 2nd book in the series didn’t disappoint. Just when I think I know which direction the story is going, there’s a twist. Definitely worth the read!!!
I'm a huge fan of Rysa Walker's Chronos Files Trilogy. Last year I read the first book in her new series, The Delphi Trilogy. Every October I like to read some spooky tales, and this story about a girl who picks up and shares her mind-space with ghosts definitely fit the bill. This series strikes me as a bit darker than Ms. Walker's Chronos Files, and that is saying something because Saul was pretty awful.

In the first book in the series Anna teams up with two brothers and a sister with simila
Vicki Ramirez
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Delphi Resistance is the second book in the Delphi Trilogy. If you are wondering if you can read this book as a stand alone, without reading the prior book, The Delphi Effect, the answer is YES. I can firmly state that you won't be lost as I realized when I was 3/4 of the way through that there was, in fact, a first book that I totally and completely missed!

The story is a continuing saga of a world with Delphi Adepts. People and children who have developed special powers either by being part
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rysa Walker is an incredible author and the Delphi Resistance is another winner; her work is readable, intriguing, and unique.

17 year old Anna Morgan has a unique ability - she picks up spiritual "hitchers" - deceased spirits who have unfinished business take up residence in Anna's mind and share her headspace until their business is resolved. In book 1 of the series, The Delphi Effect, Anna and her foster brother Deo met the Quinns - a family that has some unique abilities of their own - and fo
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
It took me about a year to circle back to this after listening to the first one but I'm not sure why. The narrator isn't my favorite (she's a little monotone) but once the story got going I barely noticed not liking her. My last audio book was narrated by the actor Will Patton & he's so good that if I'm honest, most narrators would pale in comparison. Anna the Quinns and new first gen adept/Anna foster brother, Deo go on an extended road trip to find 2nd adepts to save them from the clutches of ...more
I personally really enjoyed this book and while I haven't read the first, I would go out and buy this book. The first 100 pages are very slow and it took me a long time to get through it. It's very information heavy and if someone(like I) were to pick up the book without reading the first, they would be very confused. There was tons of new lingo and I'm assuming the book picks up right after the first one so a little recap would help a lot. I did enjoy the characters and they had interesting bac ...more
CrazyCat (Alex)
This certainly is a long book with almost 500 pages. But it did not feel long. The pages just flew by and I couldn't stop reading. I wanted, needed, to know what's going on, what would happen next. My anxiety reached high levels with Deo sick, Taylor not finding out the needed information. Aaron trying to hold his cool and Anna not having a second alone in her head. And I'm really not sure about Magda. It seems to good to be true that she would not have some ulterior motives. But of course I'm h ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another strong entry in this series. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's not a series where you can jump right in from the second, but this is not one of those second books.

While it can't stand alone, it's also not just a bridge between "the interesting things happening in book one" that hypes us up for "the interesting things that will happen in book three". There's plenty of story here and even some resolution.

It's still pretty grim - if you have young adults reading this it's worth notin
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up to 4

I have really enjoyed this series, but contrary to what other people have said about this book, it really DID feel like Book 2 of a 3-part series to me. It picks up right where the Delphi Effect leaves off, and I was grateful that Rysa Walker did a decent recap in the first chapter so that I could remember what was going on. The story is still just as interesting as in The Delphi Resistance, however, there is a lot more waiting and gathering of information and a lot les
Mrs. Kenyon
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-audiobooks
Anna is on the run from the leader of the Delphi Project who wants to capture her and the other Delphi adepts in order to use them as weapons. These troubled teens barley know how to control their own powers and now they are expected to help younger people who are just now learning. Gifted children are continuing to vanish and information about the secret Delphi Project is beginning to go public. Will Anna and her friends be able to outsmart these government killers? Who can they trust as their ...more
Nicole {Sorry, I'm Booked}
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wrote my review for both the 1st and 2nd books together in one post, originally posted on my blog:

This book, the second in the trilogy, did not disappoint. At all.
There’s so much more action, a few more good twists thrown in, and more information regarding Anna’s past and just the world itself.

While there is more action and just more progression in general to the story, there are slow parts in the book, but honestly I don’t remember it hindering my rea
Chelsey Saatkamp
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Facts are irrelevant to people like that. If they shout it loud enough and repeat it with conviction, they can convince people to believe anything.

Walker makes a point in her author's note to say that placing this series, full of conspiracy theories and government secrets, in the near-future was probably not the best idea, since the real world is full enough with those things. But I disagree, if anything it makes the message of this series even more relevant and poignant than ever. What is f
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this book more than the first. I see that a few reviewers have indicated that they thought this book moved more slowly than the first, but I didn't feel that way - I was more impatient with the first book. Perhaps I liked how this book really described the context and situation of the "adepts" and you really got a sense of what it must be like to have "hitchers" in your mind (absolutely no privacy!)

One distracting issue I had with this book were Anna's frequent cultural refer
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic installment in the Delphi trilogy. Anna and Aaron don't disappoint as protagonists. This book is definitely darker than the first one, and as the author noted in her acknowledgements/ end note, today's current political atmosphere unfortunately makes this book less "fantastical" when it comes to the volatile political climate in he book being much more real than we would've expected even a year ago. However, this just adds to making the book more believable and to me, likable. ...more
Shelby Slay
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost, many thanks go to NetGalley and Skyscape Publishing for the chance to read this fantastic ARC.

Rysa Walker has done it again! She has a knack for writing an intriguing storyline, and The Delphi Resistance (Book Two of The Delphi Trilogy) is no exception. In this story, we fall back in line with the main character Anna, who has psychic abilities but is unaware of from where they have come. She and her band of friend are now on the run from the leader of the government lead Delp
Emily M. McGuirk
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the next one!

I really enjoy Rysa Walker's work. The Chronos Files are great, and this series has been so interesting to read. First person is hard, but she does it well with Anna, and with her character, there is always more going on. I was grateful for the recaps because I read the first book almost a year ago and some details were fuzzy. It was nicely placed throughout, not a dense summary that some books are guilty of doing. There are intense moments and some pretty funny momen
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books
I'm a huge fan of Rysa Walker's Chronos Files. I read the first and second Delphi books a few years ago but had to reread them when the third came out because I literally could not remember a thing.

Picking up the spirits of dead "hitchhikers" is a great start to a story. While I really liked the initial concept, I found the continuing road trip format of this a really frustrating one. It felt like the characters were pinballing from one location to another without truly imperative reasons to do
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This sequel to Delphi Effect starts off with the dire situation from the first book continuing. The tension is high, the peril increasing for more children than before. The villains are more vicious and brutal. The helpers are unknown quantities and can sometimes be turned against their will. It's never ending action and imaginative situations that conceivably happen, with a politician spouting lies and setting up false scenarios to increase the danger. Be sure you have nothing planned, because ...more
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RYSA WALKER is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into fourteen languages.

In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker.

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