The Search for Artemis (the Chronicles of Landon Wicker)

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Consumed with guilt after a horrible tragedy, LANDON WICKER is forced into a life where teenagers can lift city buses with their minds and people don't just see-but control-the world around them. Landon struggles to accept his new reality but finds solace in the company of hundreds of teenagers just like him when he's taken to a secret training facility for psychokinetics-the Gymnasium.

But everything changes after a chance encounter with a mysterious girl. She propels Landon on...

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Overview

Consumed with guilt after a horrible tragedy, LANDON WICKER is forced into a life where teenagers can lift city buses with their minds and people don't just see-but control-the world around them. Landon struggles to accept his new reality but finds solace in the company of hundreds of teenagers just like him when he's taken to a secret training facility for psychokinetics-the Gymnasium.

But everything changes after a chance encounter with a mysterious girl. She propels Landon on a hunt for answers about the true nature of his abilities and his new home, and he soon uncovers some dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden.

Will he discover the truth? What is hidden in the Restricted Tower? And who is Artemis? Landon must choose where his loyalties lie, while he comes to terms with his past-and his future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983701736
  • Publisher: Gryff Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Must read

    This book is a must read for all ages. Long past the young adult age, I still found the writing compelling, thoughful and intelligently written. I loved the unexpected twists and turns. It had me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for #2 in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 15, 2013

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    I have one word to describe it amasing

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    Unpredictable, Fun, with a Great Cliffhanger

    Imagine a world in which kids who can move objects telekinetically get into an epic snowball fight! In this book, it's our own world. Certain children have been found to possess a gene enabling them both to control objects with their minds and to hear others' outward-projected thoughts. Landon Wicker has no idea that these kids exist, much less that he is one of them, until a terrible incident that kills both of his parents and sends him on the run from the law. Eventually, he's found by a recruiter for a special school that develops the abilities of just these types of kids.

    The story is very imaginative and kept me reading. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, some twist would surprise me. Some parts of the time Landon spends in school recall Harry Potter, complete with a Ron and a Hermione, but shortly after the already mentioned awesome and perfect for sports-inclined readers snowball fight, the plot takes a completely new turn that has nothing to do with Hogwarts.

    This is not a fast read. The author has a gift for detail that s/he may employ just a bit too much at times, but since this book is partially a mystery, I wondered which details were important and which red herrings, which is a fun way to read. This is merely the first book in what appears to be a trilogy, with the plot thickening steadily toward the end.

    Highly recommended for readers who love a detailed story and a mystery they can sink their teeth into.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    A Great Read!

    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!

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    A Great Read

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    Fun read, and what an ending

    I found this book after downloading an extended preview for free and after I got through it, I couldn't wait to read the rest of the novel. It was so fun and entertaining. I really liked the main character, Landon, and the descriptions were really captivating. I couldn't believe the twists in the ending, and I really hope the second book comes out soon!

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    Posted October 11, 2011

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