Indigo Incite (The Indigo Trilogy: Book 1) by Jacinda Buchmann
Published May, 2013
Genres: YA paranormal/romance
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.” “Kidnapped.”
“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.
Review by Courtney
Toby and Tyler are twins living in a foster home after their mother’s death and their father’s abandonment when they were toddlers. Connected in more ways than just being twins, they are able to speak to one another telepathically, reads others thoughts and move objects with their mind. Tyler is sent to military school after being blamed for a crime he didn’t commit. Two years later, Toby is kidnapped by a government agency. Toby is able to warn Tyler of the agencies intentions to kidnap him and other people named on a list. Toby is able to give Tyler the names of the individuals that will be able to help free Toby. Through this journey Tyler, Liliana, Grace, Eddie and Sarah are able to discover information regarding their abilities as Indigo Children and the government’s intentions with others with the same and similar capabilities.
Indigo Incite is a great Paranormal YA story. There is a lot of suspense and the characters begin to unravel the truths of their abilities as their journey progresses. The story is very dialogue heavy and at times I found the transition between characters during a conversation difficult. The dialogue isn’t broken up with a so and so said or stated. Instead the dialogue flows without a break to declare who made the previous statement. I also found that there were too many “attractions.” I liked the relationship that developed between Tyler and Liliana, but as the story continued I found that each character noticed another, or was attracted to another almost instantly and I felt that it actually took away too much from the story. There is a cliffhanger at the end, but it is a great lead into the next story.
I did enjoy the story of Indigo Incite. I think it would make a great movie or even TV show. There is so much that could be done with the plot and there are so many characters that it would make a very interesting and detailed show or movie. This is a great YA/Teen paranormal book. I give Indigo Incite 3.5 books.
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About the Author
Jacinda Buchmann lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She graduated from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, with a B.A. in elementary education and later received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, in school counseling. After spending several years as a teacher and later a school counselor, she now spends her time writing, any free chance she can get, that is, when she’s not spending time with her family or creating a new concoction in the kitchen.