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{February 4, 2012}   {Review} The Search For Artemis by P.D. Griffith

From Goodreads: Fifteen-year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. Alone, terrified and unable to remember the events that compelled him to flee, Landon fights to survive and understand what’s happening to him. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he’s brought to the Gymnasium.

Forced into a life where people don’t just see — but control — the world around them and teenagers lift city buses with a thought, Landon struggles to accept his new reality and the guilt over his painful secret. But everything changes when a chance encounter with a mysterious girl propels him on a hunt for answers. Uncovering dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden, Landon must choose where his loyalties lie.


This is a fantastic novel full of action and intrigue as Landon realizes his full potential in the psychokinetic world.  Alone and confused, the novel opens with Landon running for his life from the men in suits after a tragedy befalls his family.  I was drawn into the series from the very beginning as it sets itself up as a mystery.  Who are these men in suits?  What do they want?  Is Landon really safe at the Gymnasium?  Who is Artemis?  The answer to these questions are the opposite of what is expected, giving this novel the mysterious qualities readers love, and making for an exceptional rollercoaster ride as Landon fights for what is right.  I really enjoyed this story, and the characterization is wonderful.  Landon is an easily likable character; he is an honest, yet naïve young man with a good heart.  Griffith has done a superb job creating a unique and original piece in The Search For Artemis, and I am extremely excited to see where the series goes.  Four stars!

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Ann Roberts says:

This sounds like a really cool book. I love paranormals and hope I get to read it soon!


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