Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Dragonfly Effect


The Dragonfly Effect
By Gordon Korman
Scholastic, 2015. 243 p. Fiction
Here is the gripping finish to Korman's exciting "Hypnotists" trilogy.  Jax and his family have been put under the protection of the US military, and Dr. Mako has been put in jail. Jax along with other mind benders from Sentia and the Sandman's Guild are now part of the government's Hypnotic Warfare Research Department (HoWaRD).  As Colonel Brassmeyer puts the hypnotists through one experiment after another, Jax has a hard time seeing how working for the army is much better than what he was doing with in Sentia.  He finds out when Mako escapes from prison, captures one of HoWaRD's young hypnotic prodigies, and uses him in a new diabolical plot. Now it is up to Jax to defy his family, his friends, and the entire US army to save the world. This final adventure has all the fast paced action and psychological thrills that readers have come to expect from Korman.  The ending, if not entirely plausible, it at least very satisfying and fans will not be disappointed. This book is available from the Library in print, on CD and as an ebook download.

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