Friday, January 17, 2014

The League of the Delphi by Chris Everheart

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher for this opportunity. This is a story is about a teenage boy, Zach who was tucked away in a boarding school after his father dies in an accident. Before his mom leaves him at the boarding school, she tells him to never let anyone know his real name. After graduation, he finds himself drawn back to the town he lived in during elementary school. There he hopes to reconnect with his past. While working in a coffee shop he becomes interested in a girl he remembers from grade school. As time goes by, he becomes attracted to her younger sister who is somewhat of a rebel. The town that Zach is drawn back to is full of secrets. The "Library" is in the center of the college. It is the epicenter of all that controls the town. The people that run the town decide which of the teenagers will rise through the ranks to take over running the town. Zach finds himself drawn to the "library". Determined to learn what is being hidden in the library, he and his girlfriend learn that the library, the town, and the people are hiding a sinister secret. Zach and his girlfriend learn that the town and the library are a small part of a secret international conspiracy. They learn that his girlfriend had been experimented on without her knowledge, but with her parents permission. The League of the Delphi is book one in a trilogy. It is a very slow story line. Mr. Everheart has talent, unfortunately this particular story line took a little too long to develop for my taste. I would be very interested in reviewing other works he produces. He has a clean, clear way of developing his ideas.