The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted by Conor Grannan


The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan is a YA SciFi Adventure of a secret academy for powerful children!


44442036.jpg“Jack Carlson is dreading a class presentation when he suddenly finds himself transported to the Hadley Academy, a secret institution that tracks teens with unlikely gifts and trains them to protect the world from an unseen squad of killers. But Jack isn’t the only one who doesn’t know what he’s doing at Hadley. Despite indications that he is the one prophesied to end the ancient Reaper War, Jack appears to have no extraordinary abilities.

So when dark, mysterious forces grow, Hadley is in a confused panic. Much to everyone’s dismay, humanity seems to depend on Jack and his new teammates. Can Hadley’s rawest recruits push past personal struggles and enormous doubts, develop their dormant powers, and stop the spreading evil? And are they willing to commit to Hadley’s motto, “One Life for Many,” and make the ultimate sacrifice? The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted might be just the place for Jack after all.


If you like stories surrounding unknown academies, gifted teenagers, and a mysterious darkness, you will really enjoy this book.

We follow a main character known for his crazy conspiracy theories. But when his ideas become real, he is set out on a magical adventure to save the world.

I was a pretty decent read. It started off a little slow for me, but once we got more and more into the secret world-building aspects, I tended to fly through the chapters.

I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. It was an entertaining read, and I would recommend it for readers who want a lighter YA, Scifi novel.


Published: 8 October 2019

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Young Adult SciFi / Fantasy

Pages: 368

How I Read It: Paperback from Publisher

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*

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