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Friday, August 02, 2013

The League of Delphi by Chris Everheart

The League of Delphi is a YA book that focuses on a small town which, on the surface, looks pretty average, but is actually much more sinister.  

Seventeen-year-old Zach, fresh out of a French boarding school, returns to his hometown to try to discover why his mother swept him out of the country ten years earlier, and after depositing him at the boarding school, rarely had contact with him.

The conspiracy plot didn't quite feel right to me, and the lack of concern for the children of the town a bit hard to explain.  Nevertheless, there is certainly a mystery to solve, and Zach heads into dangerous territory to do so.

Perhaps the problem for me is that the novel moves too quickly.  Zach's relationship with Ashley is one example (love in a week or two?) and the headlong dive into serious life-threatening events is another.  I don't think enough time is devoted to establishing relationships, motivations, and plot development and devices.

NetGalley/Yellow Rocket Media

YA.  2012.  Print version:  300 pages.
  • ISBN-10: 0985912502

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