Thursday, April 24, 2014

{Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway} Psi Another Day by D.R. Rosensteel @drrosensteel @entangledteen

Psi Another Day by D.R. Rosensteel
Release date: May 6, 2014
Imprint: Entangled Teen

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By day, I'm just another high school girl who likes lip gloss. But by night I'm a Psi Fighter—a secret guardian with a decade of training in the Mental Arts. And I'm about to test those skills in my first battle against evil.


When I was six, the Walpurgis Knights, our deadliest enemy, murdered my parents. The Psi Fighters put me into hiding, and all traces of my existence evaporated. Then I went through the most accelerated Psi Fighter training possible. And now I go to your school.

Unfortunately, so do the bad guys. My parents’ killer has sent his apprentice to infiltrate the school to find me. And everyone is a potential suspect, even irresistible new kid, Egon, and my old nemesis-turned-nice-guy, Mason. Fingers crossed I find the Knight before he finds me…
Author Bio:
D. R. Rosensteel is a research consultant who had no intention of writing anything but technical papers describing his theories of metaphysical psychometry. But when a hoodied teen showed him a device that turned her thoughts into weapons, and told him about a secret society of protectors who trained her in their underground Academy, he knew her story had to be written.

He has put his research on hold to document the adventures of a girl whose face he’s never seen and whose real name he’ll never know.

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{Details} ebook, 352 pages. Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by Entangled: Teen. Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to YA Bound Blog Tours, D. R. Rosensteel and Entangled Teen

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"My life changed forever the night the stalker came to town, although I didn't realize it at the time." (page 1, line 1)

Superheroes, masked villains, awesome inventions, secrets and secret identities, confusing boys, new mysteries and old foes. It's an excellent start to a fun and funny, new series.

I loved the concept of Psi Fighters. Rosensteel slowly reveals the who (but not all - some secret identities are still secret), where, why, and what they can do. It definitely kept me intrigued and turning the pages. The mystery likewise kept me interested. The twists and turns, the whodonnit, the surprises.

I adore superheroes, and Rinnie is definitely a superhero. She's a girl that can kick butt, physically and with her mental powers, a girl who does good, does the right thing, defends those unable to defend themselves, and does it without expecting anything in exchange.

I liked Rinnie's voice, it's so much fun to be in her head, to see the ways she thinks:
"He kept to the shadows, right where you'd expect a vomitous mass of loathsome troglodyte to be. Not that I'm judging. Innocent until proven guilty, as they say." (location 2288) 
She's witty - and snarky - she had me laughing out loud more than once. Her descriptions were amusing, especially when she imagines people as animals:
"Long hairy arms, stubby hind legs, unibrow ... Mason is a wombat." (location 279)
I liked watching her journey during the book, as she learns her strengths, her capabilities, how an ordinary girl can be extraordinary. 

The other characters: I adored Andy, the Psi Fighter's 'Q'. He's her brother, her friend, teacher and so very smart and inventive. And his one liners? Loved them.
"You can pun, but you can't hide!" (location 861)

I was glad that Rosensteel gave Rinnie a best friend, Kathryn, who knew her secret, who could act as a sounding board and a confidant.  And the boys... Egon. Mason. The Kilodan. There's not too much I can say about them without spoiling things but they kept me guessing, trying to figure them out.

Of course the Psi Fighters have to have all the superhero trappings, masks (because every self respecting superhero has to protect their identity) and armor, super spyish devices and a lot of tricks up their sleeves.

I have to mention the names, I have a documented appreciation of my love of strange and creative names, see this review, and Rosensteel did not disappoint. Egon? Andor Manchild? The Kilodan? I was constantly looking forward to meeting new characters to learn what their names were.

At the end of Psi Another Day some mysteries are solved but not all as this is a series, I can't wait to see what Rinnie and the gang get up to next.

Tour Date: 4/21 - 5/2
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