School for Psychics
Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. Yes she’s resourceful, bright, and scrappy. But she can also read people with uncanny precision. What she does ...more
Twenty-something Las Vegan (nothing to do with her diet) Theodora Delaney Cannon (Teddy) is in a bit of a bind. Seems she owes a Russian mobster two fifty large and he means to collect, even if it means going after her parents. Teddy is trying to do what she does best, reading gamblers en route to relieving them of their cash at the tables. But even that is a challenge, as she has been banned from every casino on the strip. Heavily disguised, she challenges the odds ...more
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Theodora “Teddy” Cannon is hiding her short black hair and slight build under a long blonde wig, weighted underwear that adds thirty pounds, and cheap flashy clothing. It’s all in an effort to fool the security personnel and facial recognition software at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. There she plans to parlay her $5,000 bankr ...more
The book begins as Teddy Cannon is gambling in Vegas. She is in disguise as she has been banned from most casinos. She doesn't count cards or cheat, but she does have an ability to "read" people. She knows what they are going to do and can make her moves accordingly. She owes a lot of money and needs to make it back so that she can pay off her debts and start over.
What Teddy sees as an "ability" is proof that she is "psychic". She is approached at the casino and offered a chance to wor ...more
Ok... so I was super intrigued by the premise of this book. Psychics?! I'm in... but wow this book was not what I was hoping or expecting at all.
Teddy our main character has a gift of being able to "read" people. She is offered a place in School of Psychics with others like herself that have different special abilities. I did not like Teddy whatsoever... felt like I was kind of reading a YA novel but Teddy was super immature to my liking but she's supposed to be an adult? But, haha I guess we al ...more
Teddy has been banned from every casino on the Vegas strip for “cheating” which she claims to have never actually done. You see Teddy has a sense for people and a weird habit of being able to read them so in order to pay off her massive debt ...more
Stories about psychics that are written in first person sardonic are almost always going to draw me in, especially if the main character is a mess trying to be a better person, and so it is with 24-year-old Teddy Cannon, who we begin with in her hometown Las Vegas. She's dressed in a fat suit, as she has been blackballed from all the casinos, but she desperately needs money as she owes a quarter million to a loan shark. But she gets made by . . . a r ...more
Teddy Cannon is our protagonist, she's discovered reading ...more
The answer here, for me, is yes!
K.C. Archer has done a beautiful job of writing a fast-paced, interesting and well put together novel in School for Psychics. It would be unfair to say that this isn't original because Archer's school is very different from those I've read about in t ...more
At the school she meets others with a variety of psychic traits. She also learns to accept friendships and work with a team.
This is a great book with well developed characters and an exciting story line. Can’t wait for t ...more
I don't have to be psychic to hear you groaning about yet another book set in a school for extraordinarily talented young people. Yes, it is an overused plot device...and the reason is because it works so well. (As evidence, the fabulously successful Harry Potter series.)
In this first offering in a proposed new series being written by author K.C. Archer (and who the heck IS K.C. Archer??), the main character is twenty-two-year-old Theodora "Teddy" Cannon, a Stanford dropout ...more
Teddy can play poker. And she is in debt. She is desperate to get out of trouble. If she could just play one more time. But this last time at the Bellagio will come with more than she bargained for. Clint Corbett.
Teddy Cannon is a self-assured, witty, twentysomething, with special talents. She can read people. Her gut taught her to trust her instincts at an early age. Not just in the sense of non-verbal and social psycho ...more
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review!
Teddy Cannon has always been great at poker, playing the tables in Vegas like a pro. Things change when she has a run in with the law and discovers that she is psychic. Teddy is given the opportunity to attend a school specifically to help train psychics and help them develop their abilities in ...more
Meet Teddy, a young girl from Las Vegas who has a knack for reading people at the poker tables. We learn that she is down on her luck, living out of her parent’s garage, having recently been kick out of Stanford. Her adopted parents hope that she will get her life together, but that’s not very likely since we meet her, sneaking into a casino having stolen all of her parent’s savings and hoping to make it big at the poker tables. S ...more
This eclectic cast of characters are in their 20's... not teenagers anymore, but not ...more
First book in the School for Psychics series
This novel follows Teddy Cannon, a misfit gambler who has been banned from the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. She can’t kick the habit especially because she owes thousands to a dangerous man threatening her adoptive parents. Teddy has never been proven to be a cheater, but her ability to tell when people are lying has come in handy at the poker table. When Teddy is offered an opportunity to attend a sch...more
In many ways, this story is much like the gazillion YA books in which teens discover they have some super-special abilities and are recruited to attend a secret school. Cue in misfits vs. popular/mean kids, a bit of potential romance, some secret goings-on, etc. The School for Psychics is for a bit older crowd (so the drinking and sex aren’t quite as taboo) but the dynamics are similar for much of the book.
I liked Teddy for the most part and the premise has potential, but it was limite ...more
I also have a video review of this book, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GtTh...
This is an adult novel (supposedly, but back to that later), in which a woman in her early 20s named Teddy has been banned from all the casino's in Las Vegas as they think she cheats. Teddy doesn't consider herself a cheater, though she does know that she isn't winning in a traditionally legitimate way beca ...more
When I first started SCHOOL FOR PSYCHICS, I wanted to compare it to Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS, but I’ve changed my mind. They both feature new adults who are sent back to school to learn to master their talents, but the characters in SCHOOL FOR PSYCHICS are way more likeable and realistic, and the school year structure is both satisfying and builds up to the next book.
The main character, Teddy, isn’t easy to like at first. She can read people, know ...more
But not really.
Teddy is our main character, a twenty year old who dropped out of college and is living with her parents. I guess that’s where the millennial comes from? She is excellent at gambling, particularly poker, and has a huge debt she owes to some shady guys. She is banned from most casinos in Vegas, but goes in a fat suit and wig anyway. Yep.
She gets caught and recruited to a school for psychics. Turns out t ...more
Can be compared to the Magicians and harry potter. Academy for magical humans in this case psychics.
The relationships were very rushed, but I guess if you are stuck at a boarding school type situation you better become friendly to everyone.
I dont know how to explain this book without giving things away. I really enjoyed the writing style and the story flowed nicely. The students had to go through training, assignments, missions and cause some trouble along the way.
it took me eleven days to finish this book because i was just completely bored out of my mind.
there’s nothing particularly wrong with it – i just didn’t click with anything: the writing, the characters, the plot, none of that made me excited enough to want to pick this book up after i set it down. and i guess i’m in a slump now because forcing yourself to read mediocre books when you don’t wan ...more
Teddy is a very successful gambler – so successful that she has been banned from every poker table in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, she needs to make a lot of money very quickly, so disguises herself to get into a poker game at one of the big casino ...more
The plot clips right along, with fairly straightforward prose and no particularly surprising twists. T ...more
*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*
Though I struggled to get invested at first, this was one of those books that got better as it went on. For my review though, I've decided to make some good ol' lists!
- In the beginning, Teddy was unlikeable, but she was realistic. She was someone who had made a lot of bad decisions, ones that led to having a gambling problem, and owing a lot of money to a bad man, and stealing money from he ...more
The story quickly appealed to me. I took a liking to the protagonist, Teddy, within the first few chapters when she’s at a casino gambling to set her life straight. When she’s recruited for the School for Psychics, my interested perked up even more bec ...more
I had no attachment to any of the characters whatsoever, whether it was the way they were portrayed or just the lack of substance that came with all of them; the weird potential love interests galore thing going on with the MC only ...more
Teddy is the main character in this novel; a 20 something year old Stafford drop out with a heavy mountain of gambling debts, two extremely loving adoptive parents - and a psychic gift she'd always assumed was epileptic episodes.
Teddy is about to be snagged by casino goons after trying to win back some of her debt when Cliff; a recruiter for a top secret school on an island off the coast of San Fra ...more