This Book Will Control Your Mind

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The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

The Delphi Effect is captivating. It contains element of the paranormal–—Anna is picks up spirits who have something they need to accomplish before they can go to the Great Beyond. But is also contains elements of science fiction—Anna’s gift didn’t necessarily come to her naturally and perhaps the Government has something to do with it.

I can tell you the exact minute in the book I knew there was no turning back.


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I shared that quote with my sister and her response was, “Talk about a hook.” I agreed with her. It is quite a hook—it should be on the front of the book. And then she said, “In the child’s defense, ALL 3-year-olds act possessed.” There is some truth in that statement, too.

From that point forward, the story moves along at a quick pace. There is no slowing down which was fine until the end and the Great Escape takes place. With so much going on inside and outside of Anna’s head (I think she had 3 or 4 spirits in her head at that point) I was thoroughly confused about the WHOLE escape. I kept going back and re-reading paragraphs and still couldn’t make sense of it. So I just gave up. If someone who has read this can explain to be what the hell happened and draw me a map, it would be greatly appreciated.

I’m excited to see where The Delphi Effect goes next. There was an interesting discovery about Anna towards the end and I’m wondering if perhaps she might end up a bit like Chuck Bartowski, but with more grit. Plus there are Harry Potter and Supernatural references! When does book 2 come out?


A version of this review also appeared in The Gazette. Read it now.


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This Book Will Control Your Mind

The Delphi Effect

Author: Rysa Walker
Published on: October 11, 2016
Pages: 379
Genres: mystery, young adult, science fiction
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My Rating: Thumbs Up


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Rysa Walker

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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 ten languages.

Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the second book in The Delphi Trilogy, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.


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2 responses to “This Book Will Control Your Mind

  1. This actually sounds REALLY good. I wasn’t sure if it was my “thing”, but I think I may give it a shot! I LOVE your sister’s comment too- and she’s pretty much spot on if you ask me 😉 And that IS a great hook, I mean, I am wanting to read it, so it’s definitely an amazing opener! Lovely review!!

    • Shannon, it’s kind of in the vein of the show Alphas and Heroes. People with special skills that all outside the norm–like communing with spirits and mind control. I hope you give it a shot. It was a great read.