Kait Reviews: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

Posted September 8, 2016 by Kait in Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction, YA / 0 Comments

Kait Reviews: The Delphi Effect by Rysa WalkerThe Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker
Series: The Delphi Trilogy #1
Published by Amazon, Skyscape on October 11, 2016
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Pages: 379
Format: Kindle, eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

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.

Rating: 3 stars

Why I read it: I loved The CHRONOS Files by Rysa Walker, so when I saw this on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it!


This book had a lot of things going for it. I loved Rysa Walker’s CHRONOS Files, so I expected that I would love this book as well. The plot sounded interesting enough, and I was so excited to start it that I thought I’d finish it in just a day or two.

This book took me twenty-seven days to read because I kept putting it down to read something else. It took me a while to really get into the book, in part because the plot took forever to pick up, but also because I wasn’t overly fond of the characters.

Once everything started moving, however, and we had a setting change (I actually think that made the biggest difference), I loved it. The plot picked up, the characters became likable, and suddenly everything was moving along like I thought it would!

The sad part is that it took until I was about 50% done with the book before I started liking it, but the good news is that, since it’s a trilogy, hopefully the second book will be even better! A lot of the time, I find that in series (especially triologies, omg) the first book is really good, but then you get to the second and it’s a bit of a let down. The Delphi Effect may not be a great book on it’s own, but I believe that once the series is complete and you can see how the whole story unfolds, it will be fantastic. I suspect that, like Sandy Hall and Sarah Dessen, Rysa Walker is an author whose books I will continue to read and purchase, no matter what she’s writing about, purely because I love her writing style so much.

tl;dr: Second half is almost perfect, first half is very meh. Very excited for next book to come out. Definitely borrow this from a library or a friend if you can.


Well Wishes & Candy Fishes,


Rating Report
Overall: three-stars

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