Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Review - The Delphi Effect (The Delphi Trilogy, #1) by Rysa Walker

Title: The Delphi Effect (The Delphi Trilogy)
Author: Rysa Walker
Pages: 379
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: 11th October 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 
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 next for most of her life.

When a chance touch leads her to pick up the insistent spirit of a girl who was brutally murdered, Anna is pulled headlong into a deadly conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of government. Facing the forces behind her new hitcher’s death will challenge the barriers, both good and bad, that Anna has erected over the years and shed light on her power’s origins. And when the covert organization seeking to recruit her crosses the line by kidnapping her friend, it will discover just how far Anna is willing to go to bring it down.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and NetGalley*

-DNF at 28%-

Anna Morgan was abandoned as a child and has spent her life in numerous foster homes.
She also has a secret - Anna can talk to ghosts. She shares her head with them and can access their memories.
When Anna meets Molly, a girl who was murdered, she breaks her rule of contacting relatives only to find herself mixed up with the police, the government and a dangerous conspiracy.
Will Molly get justice?

The Delphi Effect had an interesting premise but failed to capture my attention.
The plot was okay but I couldn't connect with the writing style and lost interest.
I'm not sure if I missed some things but a lot of characters were introduced at once and I found it hard to differentiate between them. Some scenes also seemed to change suddenly and I had to go back to see what I had missed.
I liked Anna and felt sorry for her. Her ability seemed like more of a curse than a gift.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.