A Psychic Superhero Is Born... Jack Ellis fights just to survive. When life handed out the fair breaks, he got shafted. Now he’s been captured by shadowy government agents, and targeted by a ruthless international terrorist. Jack Ellis is only seventeen.
Why are they after him? Because they know something he doesn’t—Jack has a paranormal gift that could make him an incredibly powerful teen superhero… or get him killed.
Join Jack as he discovers his awesome new psychic ability, enrolling in a top-secret government program with other psychic kids (including a teen girl with a uniquely romantic telepathic gift). Jack and his new friends must race against the clock and break every rule to develop their hidden paranormal powers in time to stop an out-of-control psychic terrorist bent on destroying the world!
Igor Max has been writing obsessively since childhood. Throughout his years bouncing around schools throughout the Great Plains, he wrote many unpublished stories. "Awakened: Book One of the Mind Agents Series" is his first novel. He lives in Chicago.
"Readers' Favorite" Review By Arya Fomonyuy (5 stars *****):
I have just become a new fan of Igor Max. His "Awakened" is a huge success on numerous counts. First, the writing drew me in, enticed me, and had me immersed in the book right from the beginning. One feels that the author writes from real life because the prose isn't labored, the dialogue is natural and it flows gracefully, and the characters are not plucked from a far off planet. They are very human! At the beginning, the reader is introduced to Jack and his familial setting, just a normal kid facing an ordinary day. I love the way the characters are developed and self-exploration becomes a beautiful path. The conflict is powerful and the author masterfully uses it to set the pace for the plot. This is a paranormal story with interesting themes -- terrorism, spy work, family, romance, and a lot more. This is a brilliant opening for a series that will surely keep YA readers entertained for long. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
"Readers' Favorite" Review By Jack Magnus (5 stars *****):
Igor Max's debut novel, Awakened: Book One of the Mind Agents Series, is a fast-paced and exciting novel about four young people whose marks on the standardized exams all kids take routinely in school indicate that they have some very special gifts. Jack, Chris, Maya and Sabine are all from very different walks of life, but they soon become a cohesive unit, and even more so, a family, as they learn about their powers and how they can function as a team. This paranormal thriller travels at breakneck pace and delivers a lot of entertainment along the way. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Mind Agents Series -- who knows what will happen next to these enterprising and resilient heroes? Awakened: Book One of the Mind Agents Series is highly recommended.