School for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1) by K.C. Archer

School for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1)

An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.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 doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.When a series of bad decisi...


Details School for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1)

TitleSchool for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1)
ISBN9781501159336
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Young Adult
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Reviews School for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1)

  • Will Byrnes
    2018-02-15
    Welcome to the troposphere. 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 ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2018-01-31
    2.5 stars. Hey, it's another school for magically-gifted youngsters! (or young adults anyway, though they act more like teenagers.) Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: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 i...
  • Debra
    2018-02-11
    2.5 starsThe 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 ap...
  • Kendall
    2018-03-23
    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'...
  • Carrie
    2018-03-29
    School for Psychics by K.C. Archer is the first book in the new School for Psychics urban fantasy series. The main character in this series is Teddy Cannon, a twenty something college dropout who has gotten herself deeply in debt in her hometown of Las Vegas.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 abl...
  • Britany
    2018-04-07
    I am fascinated by any book with "powers" featured in the plotline. Growing up, I loved the idea of harnessing a secret power just like Samantha from Bewitched! School for Psychics is about an elite, most secretive school on Angel Island helping psychics learn their respective gifts. The first book in a new series, this one left us on part of a cliffhanger, so that you are encouraged to pick up the next book to find out what happens next.Teddy Ca...
  • Sarah Joint
    2018-04-02
    I am conflicted about this one. It really grabbed my interest when I glanced at the blurb, which was surprising because I don't read a lot of books like it. It's a fantasy about people with special abilities, so I thought it could go one of two ways: it could be about kids or teenagers and be a YA, or it would be about more mature characters and go darker, which I would have found refreshing. I was wrong. It is about characters in their early twe...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    2018-09-19
    This is a difficult book to review if only because a lot of people are going to be put off by the topic in general. Do we really need another book about kids that go to a magical school no one knows about? The answer here, for me, is yes! The WritingK.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...
  • Cyndi
    2018-06-07
    Excellent book! Our heroine discovers she’s psychic when she is trying to make enough money gambling to pay off some loan sharks and is thwarted by another psychic. She is recruited for a school that trains people with psychic abilities to work with the CIA, FBI, police, etc. 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 cha...
  • Bam
    2018-04-04
    *3.5 stars rounded up.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-ye...
  • AnisaAnne
    2018-01-28
    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co...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...
  • Juli
    2018-05-03
    Theodora "Teddy'' Cannon is an intelligent, strong and spirited woman, but sometimes her personality just leads her down the wrong path. But really, if you can read people....really read people....see when they are lying, bluffing, etc....why not use that talent to win at gambling? Teddy doesn't care that every casino in Vegas has banned her. She just puts on a disguise, and goes anyway. She owes money to some dangerous people and then took money...
  • Jay G
    2018-05-17
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review!4.5/5 Stars 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...
  • Sarah Marie
    2018-03-28
    The School for Psychics by K.C. ArcherFirst book in the School for Psychics series1.75 starsThis 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. ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-03-28
    Teddy is in a downward spiral. Making bad decisions that are quickly catching up to her, putting herself and her adoptive parents in some real trouble. Her only choice? To go to the School for Psychics - where her debt will be wiped clean - she'll just need to serve four years of her life... and that's providing she even passes the entrance exams. (Which we know she does, because hello... this is just BOOK ONE!)This eclectic cast of characters ar...
  • Linda
    2018-02-03
    2.5 starsIn 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 p...
  • Christa
    2018-04-13
    This was tagged as “Harry Potter with millennials” which is sort of accurate. 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 ca...
  • Patty Smith
    2018-03-31
    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.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 ...
  • Kirsty
    2018-03-30
    I received a free digital copy of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley.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 is...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2018-04-14
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: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, i...
  • Izzy
    2018-01-26
    huge thanks to Netgalley & publisher for providing me with an arc! all opinions are entirely my own. 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 for...
  • Rosemary Standeven
    2018-03-27
    This is an enthralling start to a new psychic series. The Whitfield Institute is gathering and training young adults with psychic powers to hone their talents, so that they can work with the FBI, police and other law enforcement to keep the country safe. 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 herse...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    2018-05-17
    This was my airport bookstore buy (seriously, that's one of my favorite parts of vacation). I had been seeing this book around, was so intrigued by the premise and cover, and was excited to dive in as soon as I saw it on the shelf! Unfortunately, reading this book felt like a chore. By the time I realized it wasn't getting any more exciting (I found the writing style to be bland overall and I just didn't care) I was already half in and decided to...
  • Rissa
    2018-05-03
    School for psychics 3.75⭐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...
  • Zezee
    2018-03-17
    I first learned of this book last year and requested it through NetGalley a couple weeks ago when I saw it pop up on someone’s book haul list. I liked the title, hated the cover, and thought the synopsis was interesting. I decided to give it a try.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 Sc...
  • Zan
    2018-03-03
    Filled to the brim with clichés, shrugs characters, and The Magicians's adult Harry Potter vibes with a hint of Quantico. Seeing as I only made it through the first two or three episodes of the former show, this book was unfortunately not the one for me. I wish it was.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 lo...
  • wishforagiraffe
    2018-05-01
    We follow a snarky millennial protagonist with a gambling problem as she learns to use her psychic abilities (it's why she's so good at poker) at a secret government school in San Francisco. The protagonist has a lot of baggage to work through, but she does good job of growing as a person as well as learning how to open herself up emotionally. It's fun to be inside her head throughout the story.The plot clips right along, with fairly straightforw...
  • Dianne
    2018-03-25
    When the chips are down and the going gets tough, what would you do? Teddy decided to go to school! It isn’t just any school, it is a school for psychics and for some reason, the dean thinks she has special abilities and has promised that all of her troubles will go away if she enrolls. Teddy has money troubles, she stole from her parents, and she owes a Russian mobster loan shark quite a chunk of change, and going to The Whitfield institute fo...
  • Jenny Lee
    2018-03-06
    The down side of reading ARCs is that you have to wait extra long for the sequel..................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 s...