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.
Will Landon accept his past – and his future? Will he discover the truth? What’s hidden in the Restricted Tower, and who is Artemis?
The story starts out with a bang. Literally. I was feeling so bad for Landon, it was not easy for him in the beginning. But once he gets to “school”, it really starts to get good. From then on I could not put the book down. You meet so many people for me the biggest part was trying to figure out who I liked and could trust and who I couldn’t trust. It wasn’t always so easy, and I was thrown for a few loops. For most of the book it is pretty hard to tell who the “bad” guys are. And honestly, I’m not even 100% sure that I even know yet. Time, and hopefully book 2, will tell.
Landon is a really great main character. He is really powerful, but not overbearing. Likable without being annoying. Overall, I really enjoyed him. He is someone I can really see myself rooting for.
Artemis is elusive at best. I loved the mythological names. I am a mythology nerd, so any reference to it in books is a big plus for me. I really liked that it took a good portion of the book to get some answers. And what I liked even more, is that some things are still left unanswered. It gives me something to look forward to in the next book.
The Search for Artemis is well written, well thought out and a joy to read. This book picks you up and takes you on a journey. P.D. Griffith did such a great job and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next!