Book Review: League of Delphi by Chris Everheart

July 20, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
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About The Book:

  • League of DelphiLeague of Delphi
  • by Chris Everheart
  • Category: Thriller / YA
  • Pages: 300
  • Publication:  July 22, 2012
  • Yellow Rocket Media
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Received From: Chris Everheart for an honest Review

 

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Synopsis:

 

History’s darkest secrets hide in plain sight.

 

One of the freshest new voices in the world of young adult suspense, Chris Everheart confirms that he’s here to stay with this fast-paced, ingeniously plotted, unputdownable thriller.

 

A lone teen, a suspicious death, an ancient conspiracy. The first book of the gripping new Delphi series, The League of Delphi draws you in, takes you on a tense and thrilling ride, and leaves you wanting more.

 

Ten years after his father’s mysterious death, 17-year-old Zach secretly returns to his wealthy hometown in search of answers. Why did his mother move him away then go into hiding to die alone? Why did she change his name, forbidding him to ever reveal his true identity? Why was he never allowed to return home?

 

Left with nothing and no one, Zach is desperate to reconnect with this seemingly “perfect” town. But something isn’t right. When a local teen commits suicide and no one seems to care, Zach’s hopes collapse into disenchantment and suspicion. Ashley, a local teenager on the fringe, piques his interest with whispers of a secret committee controlling the lives of everyone around them. Could it be true? Together, Zach and Ashley delve into the hidden life of the town and discover a dark connection to Ancient Greece and the Oracle at Delphi. Their suspicions are confirmed – but the conspiracy is more terrifying and dangerous than they ever imagined…

 

Fans of Charles Benoit (You; Fall From Grace) and Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games) will instantly connect with Chris Everheart’s “visual” storytelling style and relatable characters. The League of Delphi delivers a fascinating thriller filled with nerve-wrenching suspense that confounds the reader to the very end and solidifies Everheart’s status as one of the hottest newcomers to hit the shelves.

 

 

 

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

Although this is a thriller I thought I’d give it a try. And being the cover whore that I am, who wants to pass this book up!? The synopsis sounds great and the cover is awesome! But mysteries and thrillers don’t normally work for me. I enjoy the intrigue, to a point, but I guess I’m just too impatient most of the time to really get a thrill (hahah pun intended) from these types of books.

 

Now, that’s not to say that the League of Delphi is not worth reading. I will definitely recommend it to the YA crowd, but the thriller part just wasn’t for me. I’m more of a romance or blood and guts kind of gal. I know, I know, don’t ask!

 

BUT! With all that said, let me say what I did enjoy, and didn’t enjoy about the League of Delphi…

 

I do enjoy Chris Everheart’s writing. He has a way of being very descriptive and I like being able to see the environment while I’m reading. I feel more pulled into the book that way. The characters were interesting, and I think that they are actually the most interesting part of the book. While Zach is slowly putting pieces together I just kept thinking to myself… kid you are going to get yourself into TROUBLE!! Yes, with all caps!

 

DUH.. DUN…… DUN!!!!

 

The plot was even pretty good, but as I said above my patience dwindled! It wasn’t that Chris was redundant, but it seemed like some of the things Zach did were unreasonable. But I did enjoy the overall plot, was just bogged down in the middle a bit. Zach was actually a pretty intriguing character, but again not all of his choices make sense.

 

And in the middle of this I found myself skimming. I hate skimming! That’s where the more thriller part was… I just wanted answers damn it!

 

That said, I’m curious about book two. I have questions and I want answers and that’s what a good writer is supposed to do! And I think those younger readers out there that enjoy thrillers with a paranormal twist will enjoy this!

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