Received from: Amazon purchase
Tour by: YAReads Blog Tours
Date completed: 02.18.14
Goodreads link: INDIGO INCITE
Description from the publisher:
There are no secrets
Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.
He’s not alone
Now, to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler in order to maintain their freedom.
They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.
Time is running out
Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.
Tyler was curious about something Jesse had said. “Tracker? Is that what you are? Do you go out and track people down?"
“I did for a little while, but now, for the most part, I stay here and work with the people they bring in.”
“Yeah, like you.”
“So, there are others, here, like me? How many?”
“Right now…there are ten.”
“Were they all kidnapped, too?”
“No, not all of them, some were recruited, but yes, a few were…brought here, unwillingly.”
“If that’s how you want to look at it, yes. But, eventually they all come around when they realize how their gifts can be used to help others. So many of them have never even understood why they have special abilities. They’ve always felt alone, and that’s where I come in. I help them recognize their true potential and help them to see that they aren’t alone, that there are others like them. We become like a family. It’s our hope that you’ll come to feel that way, too. Besides your brother, you have no family. We can offer you a home.”
A home. A family. It was a tantalizing idea, but he still couldn’t get over the fact that he had been kidnapped and drugged for the past two weeks. That wasn’t the way family treated each other. Jesse made the whole thing sound like a fairy tale. According to him, he had been whisked away from a life of poverty and had lived happily ever after. Was it really that simple? Toby had his doubts.
“I sense that you still have your doubts,” Jesse read his mind.
Toby was taken aback. Other than his brother, he wasn’t used to having anyone else inside of his head.
“Well, you’d better get used to it,” Jesse said. “There’s no such thing as a personal thought, anymore.” And just remember, they hear every word that you say, too, Jesse’s thoughts invaded his mind while his eyes glanced nonchalantly to the camera, anchored high on the wall, in a far corner.
Toby retorted with a silent reply, So basically, the moral of the story is, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Is that it?
You’re a smart one, no doubt about that, Jesse thought. He stepped toward Toby, patted him on the shoulder, and then said out loud, “I’ll give you time to think about what I’ve said. I’ll come back later this evening.” He took his bottle of water from the desk, swiped his ID badge, and stepped out. The door automatically slid shut upon his departure, and then he was alone in the windowless room.
This is an excellent young adults' book. Tyler, Toby, Liliana, and Grace are high-schoolers. Eddie is in college, and Sarah is a military wife with a baby on the way. They are all Indigo Children. Children who have exhibited extra powers. When Toby is kidnapped, his twin brother, Tyler, joins forces with the others in order to save his brother and protect them all.
In addition to the spy/fantasy/thriller storyline, there is a strong theme of love, both familial and romantic.
It's hard to believe this is Ms. Buchmann's premiere novel. The story is quick-paced enough to keep you engaged, while providing all of the information needed to understand their unique situation. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to the continuation of this trilogy.
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
The Indigo Trilogy:
- Indigo Incite
- Indigo Instinct
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originally posted 02.18.2014 on my previous website.
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