Print length: 271 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Suitable for young adults? This is an adult book, but suitable for mature teens
Trigger warnings? No
If the future looks bleak, and you see a way to change it, would you try?
In The Psychic’s Memoirs, a hot-tempered Los Angeles detective and his distracted partner are assigned to find an alleged teenage psychicwhose capture might determine the outcome of a looming civil war and humanity’s relationship with a misleading alien force. The standalone novel is part of Ryan Hyatt’s Terrafide series, techie tales of woe and hope in which characters grapple with a world falling apart. The Terrafide universe, which also includes Rise of the Liberators and Stay Younger Longer, takes place on an alternate timeline that mirrors and mimics present-day events.
I am not a sci-fi person. But I do like paranormal. This book was an interesting mash up of the two. You must take the ideas in this book and let go of your ideas of reality while reading. Once you do so, this book becomes more enjoyable and immersive.
This is the story of two opposites placed together to work on a case. Wanting to do their best, they work together to get the job done well.
Alice is the only one who can save the world, and the journey to her and about her is very well written. I could not stop reading once I had started, seeing the various POVs and what Alice must endure.
An interesting story about a world amidst chaos, I would definitely say this works for scifi and fans of post apocalypse books.
A huge thank you to Blackthorn Tours and the author for this review copy. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.
About the author:
Ryan Hyatt was born in Tucson in 1976. He was raised in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago and Copenhagen before returning to his hometown and graduating from the University of Arizona in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in history, psychology and creative writing. Hyatt spent much of his twenties working as a reporter and columnist for newspapers such as the Apache Junction Independent and Santa Monica Daily Press. In addition to the Terrafide series, he is author of the modern western, The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and editor of the satirical sci-fi news site, The La-La Lander, as well as Not Your Father’s Bedtime Stories, children’s tales he creates with his daughter. He holds a master’s degree in education from California State University Northridge and develops and manages literacy intervention programs for Los Angeles schools. For updates on the state of the future, visit thelalalander.com.
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