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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.
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Indigo Incite (The Indigo Trilogy: Book 1) by Jacinda Buchmann
Published May, 2013
Genres: YA paranormal/romance
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.
Twins Tyler and Toby face separation when Tyler gets into trouble and their foster mother doesn't want him around any longer. Two years later, Toby vanishes, supposedly in a fabulous private school with prepaid tuition. Tyler's twin contacts him telepathically, and he sets out on a journey of discovery that will change both of their lives forever – if they survive.
Jacinda Buchman's novel of children called Indigo's, those with special talents, weaves a frightening tale of far too powerful entities working with the permission of the government, but outside limitations placed on the government. The twins run into others with talents similar to and different from what they have. While Tyler is free to move about as he pleases, Toby is under the control of IIA, a quasi-governmental agency determined to not only all Indigo's but also Star Children.
Buchman's tale draws the reader in from the first moment. She transports her fans to seemingly ordinary homes, but those who live in them are far from ordinary. The characters are engaging and typical teens, somewhat willing to believe in the fantastic elements of the information they're receiving, but with some skepticism. Settings such as Northern Arizona, the Northwest, and Roswell, New Mexico in addition to the Mexican desert lend credence to the adventure they set out on. The ending is a satisfying finish, with a hint of a sequel to come. I highly recommend this book for all teen readers with an interest in the paranormal.