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Teagan Frost has enough sh*t to deal with, between her job as a telekinetic government operative and a certain pair of siblings who have returned from the dead to wreak havoc with their powers. But little does she know, things are about to get even more crazy... Teagan might have survived the flash flood of the century, but now she's trapped in a hotel by a bunch of gun-tot Teagan Frost has enough sh*t to deal with, between her job as a telekinetic government operative and a certain pair of siblings who have returned from the dead to wreak havoc with their powers. But little does she know, things are about to get even more crazy... Teagan might have survived the flash flood of the century, but now she's trapped in a hotel by a bunch of gun-toting maniacs. And to make matters worse, her powers have mysteriously disappeared. Faced with certain death at every turn, Teagan will need to use every resource she has to stop a plot that could destroy Los Angeles - maybe even the entire world. Full of imagination, wit and random sh*t flying though the air, this insane new Frost Files adventure will blow your tiny mind.


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Teagan Frost has enough sh*t to deal with, between her job as a telekinetic government operative and a certain pair of siblings who have returned from the dead to wreak havoc with their powers. But little does she know, things are about to get even more crazy... Teagan might have survived the flash flood of the century, but now she's trapped in a hotel by a bunch of gun-tot Teagan Frost has enough sh*t to deal with, between her job as a telekinetic government operative and a certain pair of siblings who have returned from the dead to wreak havoc with their powers. But little does she know, things are about to get even more crazy... Teagan might have survived the flash flood of the century, but now she's trapped in a hotel by a bunch of gun-toting maniacs. And to make matters worse, her powers have mysteriously disappeared. Faced with certain death at every turn, Teagan will need to use every resource she has to stop a plot that could destroy Los Angeles - maybe even the entire world. Full of imagination, wit and random sh*t flying though the air, this insane new Frost Files adventure will blow your tiny mind.

30 review for A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    A great return to the Teagan's snark and a wonderfully wild ride in the China Shop. Honestly, so much happens in these books, it's not worth it to simply say that she has TK and works in a heavily black-ops organization or that as she continues to level up her mind-moving powers, it sometimes feels like ten steps backward. Indeed, now that we're 4 books in, I'm frankly amazed at how much has happened. It has a slightly faster feel to it than normal UFs and the plot is so snappy and varied that I A great return to the Teagan's snark and a wonderfully wild ride in the China Shop. Honestly, so much happens in these books, it's not worth it to simply say that she has TK and works in a heavily black-ops organization or that as she continues to level up her mind-moving powers, it sometimes feels like ten steps backward. Indeed, now that we're 4 books in, I'm frankly amazed at how much has happened. It has a slightly faster feel to it than normal UFs and the plot is so snappy and varied that I feel like I'm living one hell of an interesting life. Full of abject failures, questionable decisions, long-suffering friends, and crazily unreliable powers. Though, after the main backslide in this story, I was VERY happy to see the crazy, followed by more crazy, and then when I think it's all reached its zenith, we get a shitload of even more crazy powers. :) The final climax was fantastic. :) Better than book 3 and that damn flood. This was well worth the wait. I can't WAIT for the next.

  2. 4 out of 5

    The Captain

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received an eArc of this sci-fi novel through NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings.  This be book 4 of a series.  Though I try to post no spoilers, read at yer own peril . . . This series be just plain over-the-top and silly fun.  I continue to love Teagan and the other members of the China Shop.  This installment was a little odd in that it didn't really further the plot set up in previous books.  Ye could toss out this book plot-wise.  However, character-wise it Ahoy there me mateys!  I received an eArc of this sci-fi novel through NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings.  This be book 4 of a series.  Though I try to post no spoilers, read at yer own peril . . . This series be just plain over-the-top and silly fun.  I continue to love Teagan and the other members of the China Shop.  This installment was a little odd in that it didn't really further the plot set up in previous books.  Ye could toss out this book plot-wise.  However, character-wise it is extremely enjoyable to watch the relationships between the members of the China Shop evolve.  Many of the chapters are from Annie's point of view.  Given what happened to her in the previous book, watching her struggle and learning more about her past was excellent.  Also excellent was watching Teagan lose her powers and yet continue to be her snarky self who cares about others.  I look forward to the China Shops adventures in the next book.  Arrr!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lexi Hartman

    I’ve been shouting at the top of my lungs for two years now about how much I love the Frost Files series and I was lucky enough to get to read the fourth installment early. Did I think this would ever happen? Nope! 😅🤩 First off, huge thanks go to NetGalley and Orbit for the advanced copy. Secondly, thank you to Jackson Ford for not only writing this amazing series but being an absolute baller of a guy. And thirdly, thank you to my eyeballs for allowing me to read the majority of this 500+ page b I’ve been shouting at the top of my lungs for two years now about how much I love the Frost Files series and I was lucky enough to get to read the fourth installment early. Did I think this would ever happen? Nope! 😅🤩 First off, huge thanks go to NetGalley and Orbit for the advanced copy. Secondly, thank you to Jackson Ford for not only writing this amazing series but being an absolute baller of a guy. And thirdly, thank you to my eyeballs for allowing me to read the majority of this 500+ page book in one day. 😂 Now the review! I’m not going to get to deep in the details, especially since this book isn’t out yet, but let me tell you - it packs a punch! We pick up right where book 3 left off and the wildness ensues immediately. Teagan is, as usual, mixed up in a giant mess but it’s even worse because her powers are just 💨gone💨 (the stress I had while she was PK-less was absolutely bonkers.) And what could possibly make the issue of having no PK worse? Utter. Freaking. Chaos. 🤯 I mean, what was to be expected when Teagan’s siblings are back from the dead?? 💀 I seriously cannot wait for you all to read this book. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers drops May 10 and it BETTER be on your tbr. If it’s not - add it. And if you haven’t read this series GET ON IT!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kate Brown

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There aren’t any spoilers for this book in my review, just a comment referencing a character death in another book in the series. Figured I would tag it just in case. There was no scenario where I wasn’t going to love this book. Teagan and China Shop are always a good time. I had a few emotional moments, wanted to hug Annie when she was dealing with Adam’s mindfuck powers, because I am also still not over Paul dying. Everybody was just going through it. This book takes place over like 2 days and There aren’t any spoilers for this book in my review, just a comment referencing a character death in another book in the series. Figured I would tag it just in case. There was no scenario where I wasn’t going to love this book. Teagan and China Shop are always a good time. I had a few emotional moments, wanted to hug Annie when she was dealing with Adam’s mindfuck powers, because I am also still not over Paul dying. Everybody was just going through it. This book takes place over like 2 days and it was a rough time for all involved. Teagan at the end also had me in my feels a bit. Her moment immediately post helicopter scene specifically. I’m super excited to see how the series continues. I feel like this book was a turning point for the story, shit is just going to get more wild from here on out. Thank you NetGalley & the publisher for the advance copy of this book. You know I preordered the paperback immediately when this was announced but I’m stoked that I got to read it early! A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers is out on 5/10! Definitely would recommend the series it’s a good time. -Formal request for book 5 to be purple, thank you 🟣

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    The nitty-gritty: Heartstopping action, hysterically funny dialog and unforgettable characters make A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers a fantastic entry into Jackson Ford’s addictive series.  Teagan Frost and her friends are back with another laugh-out-loud funny, high octane crazy adventure, with terrorists, scary siblings, car chases, sexy German billionaires, helicopter action and a whole sh*tload of crazy powers. This series just keeps getting better and better, and if you haven’t started it yet, I u The nitty-gritty: Heartstopping action, hysterically funny dialog and unforgettable characters make A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers a fantastic entry into Jackson Ford’s addictive series.  Teagan Frost and her friends are back with another laugh-out-loud funny, high octane crazy adventure, with terrorists, scary siblings, car chases, sexy German billionaires, helicopter action and a whole sh*tload of crazy powers. This series just keeps getting better and better, and if you haven’t started it yet, I urge you to pick up the first book so you don’t miss any of Teagan’s shenanigans. This series is not only fun, but it’s full of wonderful friendships and emotional moments too. Also, please be aware of minor spoilers for previous books in the series. The story picks up soon after the end of Eye of the Sh*tstorm, after Teagan has pulled off an impressive rescue mission at the LA River. The bad part, though, is that she had to use her powers in public in order to save lives. Teagan, you see, is able to move objects with her mind. She can sense anything made of metal or steel, like guns (for example), and manipulate them when necessary. Over time, her abilities have developed and now she can move organic matter as well. Unfortunately, she’s made a deal with a government agency to work for them in exchange for her freedom, and part of the deal is that their operation is secret, and no one is supposed to know what Teagan can do. But now that the China Shop has been compromised, Director Moira Tanner has come to Los Angeles to run the day-to-day operations and keep a close eye on Teagan. When she announces that their crew has been hired to protect a visiting Senator at an arms defense conference, Teagan reluctantly agrees to the gig—even though a run in with her presumed dead siblings, Chloe and Adam, has resulted in the loss of her powers. But it turns out Teagan has way bigger things to worry about when the conference goes sideways in a spectacular way, and she and her crew are forced to run for their lives. The story alternates between Teagan’s and Annie’s points of view, and I absolutely loved this format. Teagan’s story takes place almost entirely at the Del Rio Hotel, where the conference is being held, while Annie, who just woke up from a coma after being struck by lightning in the last book, is desperately trying to find Teagan after she witnesses Chloe and Adam dragging her out of Annie’s hospital room. I loved these two points of view, especially because neither Teagan nor Annie have any idea what’s happening to the other. Annie is joined by Teagan’s “sort of” boyfriend Nic and they have a wild adventure together. Poor Annie still isn’t recovered from her injury, but she’s so worried about Teagan that she will do anything to find her. And let’s just say Annie makes a few rash decisions that put her in even more hot water, but that’s just the kind of person she is. Meanwhile, Teagan, Africa and Tanner find themselves trapped in the Del Rio, along with the German billionaire Jonas Schmidt (from Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air) and a journalist named Michiko Kanehara who is doing a piece on Jonas for the New Yorker. Not only is Teagan surprised to see Jonas again, but she thinks he’s sleeping with Kanehara, and boy is that awkward, since she and Jonas almost had a thing at one point. I have to admit I was happy to see Jonas again—he was such a fun character—and even better, the dynamic between him and Teagan was ridiculously entertaining. I loved Teagan, Africa, Jonas and Kanehara together, all four forced into close quarters several times during their adventure at the Del Rio. Jackson Ford is so good at creating well-rounded characters and relationships, and with each new book in the series we get to know the core characters even more. In this book, we dive deeper into Annie’s past, and these revelations made me love her even more. Annie’s had a rough time of it, growing up in an abusive household and spending time in prison. Many of her friends are drug dealers and gang members, but no matter what she’s done in the past, she’ll do anything to help Teagan. Their friendship is tested in this book, but I love the way Ford resolves things in the end. You know those rare moments when a book can make you laugh and cry at the same time? Well, this is one of those books. I also want to give a shout-out to one of my favorite scenes, which involves Annie and baseball and a rock. In my opinion, it’s a couple of pages of perfectly written fiction. Once again, Jackson Ford does a great job of immersing the reader in his setting. The story takes place in Los Angeles, and I loved all the details and references to specific streets and city landmarks. As a native Californian, I appreciate these details, especially when the author takes time to do his research. It’s fun when the characters drive down roads that you’ve driven yourself, like the famous Laurel Canyon Boulevard that winds through the hills of L.A. The only small disappointment for me was that we don't get much page time with Reggie, who only has a few scenes in A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers. But based on the way the story wraps up, I think we’re going to see a lot more of her in the next book. Speaking of, I was thrilled to read the last chapter, which clearly indicates that there is at least one more Frost Files story on the way. Ford wraps up almost all his subplots by the end, but he leaves some mysteries unsolved, like what Chloe and Adam were really up to. Oh, and you must read the author’s Acknowledgements, written by Teagan on behalf of the author. OMG, so funny! Grab this book as soon as you can, it’s one of my favorite books of 2022 so far. Big thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tad

    Teagan Frost is a telekinetic operative for the government. Fresh off surviving a raging flash flood she finds herself right back in the middle of things. Her next shock is that her brother and sister are back from the dead. Before she can even wrap her head around that she finds herself trapped in a hotel full of gun-toting maniacs. And, oh yeah, her powers have disappeared. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers by Jackson Ford is the fourth book in the Teagan Frost series and starts right in the middle o Teagan Frost is a telekinetic operative for the government. Fresh off surviving a raging flash flood she finds herself right back in the middle of things. Her next shock is that her brother and sister are back from the dead. Before she can even wrap her head around that she finds herself trapped in a hotel full of gun-toting maniacs. And, oh yeah, her powers have disappeared. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers by Jackson Ford is the fourth book in the Teagan Frost series and starts right in the middle of the action. Teagan is on the run from the cops after a car crash, being chased on foot and by helicopter. After a brief interlude to fill in some backstory, Teagan finds herself being released from jail into the hands of a pissed off boss. She's only been released because she's been requested to be part of a protection detail by a Senator who happens to be on the oversight committee for the clandestine agency for which she works. That lands her in the aforementioned hotel trying to figure out what's going on, why is it happening and how to stop it. Teagan's friend Annie wakes up in the hospital and tries to find out where Teagan is. Unable to contact her or anyone else at the China Shop, the cover agency for which they work, Annie sets off on her own. Relying on her mom and Reggie, recently dismissed manager of the agency, she attempts to track down Teagan's brother and sister. Soon, all of them are hip deep in danger. Annie on her own path and Teagan trying to uncover a conspiracy and stop it, all without her powers. Ford begins the action with a bang and keeps up a breakneck pace throughout. Teagan is sarcastic and fun to be on this ride with. The story is filled with other great characters, especially Teagan and Annie. The mystery is intriguing and the plot is relentless. Uncovering what is going on is half the fun with plenty of twists and turns along the way. There is a lot of backstory with events that happened in previous books, but A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers is a self-contained story that is satisfying on its own. You'll know a lot more about the characters if you've read previous entries, but if you're not worried about spoilers you can jump right in with this book. This book is nonstop fun and a great entry in the series. I look forward to more. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Once again, Jackson Ford does not disappoint. I love the progression of powers and can't wait for more! It's amazing how bonkers but simultaneously wholesome a book about crazy shit can be. "Is it possible to be both disgusted with yourself and ridiculously satisfied? Fuck it." Once again, Jackson Ford does not disappoint. I love the progression of powers and can't wait for more! It's amazing how bonkers but simultaneously wholesome a book about crazy shit can be. "Is it possible to be both disgusted with yourself and ridiculously satisfied? Fuck it."

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Harris

    With book 4 in a series, there can be a risk of things becoming stale. Still readable, yes, still what you came to it to get, but - flat. After all, why change anything and risk putting people off? It's a trap that Jackson Ford avoids here with aplomb. Crazy Powers - while I don't want to say too much about its outcome - upends the safe little world (well, for rather exotic values of "safe") that Teagan Frost, possessor of awesome psychokinetic (PK) abilities and would-be chef (if she can ever sc With book 4 in a series, there can be a risk of things becoming stale. Still readable, yes, still what you came to it to get, but - flat. After all, why change anything and risk putting people off? It's a trap that Jackson Ford avoids here with aplomb. Crazy Powers - while I don't want to say too much about its outcome - upends the safe little world (well, for rather exotic values of "safe") that Teagan Frost, possessor of awesome psychokinetic (PK) abilities and would-be chef (if she can ever scrape together the money to train) has inhabited so far. A recap. Teagan ('She has zero strategic skills, no filter, a constant ability to screw up even the best-laid plans. She can be ungrateful and whiny, and she takes sarcasm to an Olympic level') was gifted her abilities by mad-scientist parents who endowed her brother and sister with equally awesome, but different, powers (seeing infrared and never having to sleep, respectively). Teagan's brother then killed her parents and sister, and she herself was snapped up by the US Government which uses her for black ops in the Los Angeles area. Over the previous three books we've seen this situation gently come apart, culminating, at the end of Book 3, Eye of the Sh*t Storm, in Teagan sitting in hospital with her friend Annie, who's in a coma, and blaming herself for that. This story picks up exactly where that previous one ended. Teagan is still battered, drained and haunted by the earlier events, and may have fatally exposed the secret of her powers by saving hundreds of people from a horrifying death, but she gets no rest, oh no. Ford plunges her into the midst of a kidnap attempt which leads up to one of those fabled LA police chases, all broadcast live on ghoulish news networks. From that point it only gets worse and worse. China Shop, the outfit for which Teagan works, is tasked with providing security for a convention of arms dealers (in an LA hotel? Something seems a bit off here) - and she's not even started to recover from recent events... I loved this book. Totally loved it. Ford blends together a pack of irritable, exhausted operatives, living on shreds of their nerves; a new group of antagonists in the form of a weird, religious cult; and a bizarre location - the hotel itself, a gothic pile with rumoured hidden tunnels, a helipad and secret rooms. And a mystery, whose unpicking will show the whole sequence of books so far in a new light. He's also very sharp on the setting - we meet 'people who are able to take a red pen to black budgets' (watch out, China Shop!) in a milieu where 'Like most crowds of rich people, it's a mostly white, mostly male demographic.') At the same time, old antagonists also return, affording Annie, who's a likeable and interesting character, a whole adventure of her own in parallel to that of Teagan and the rest. Annie is also battered and bruised, and her escapade - accompanied by Teagan's boyfriend Nic (is there a bit of a spark there? Ouch...) - gives an opportunity for her to reflect on her own early life, sharing details with the reader that we didn't know before. It also illuminates the relationship between her and Teagan, revealing a much more human side to both that Teagan's endless banter and Annie's chilliness has so far concealed. (Teagan's friendship with ex-gangster and drug dealer Annie is touching - 'Teagan is one of the most exasperating, irritating and confusing people that Annie has ever met... but she is also her friend. Maybe her only real friend.') Both women, basically, get put through the mill here - one can almost taste their weariness and pain - and it's made plain that both care about much more than their own survival. There's a bond there, but there's also a sense of wider ethics and involvement in society, and perhaps also a sense of growing up, maturing (a bit. A little bit.) A reminder that they're not just action heroes. As you'd expect, it makes this a compelling and must-read instalment of this series and one which sets things up for another which I'll eagerly await. Truly, Teagan (and Ford) throw lots of sh*t up in the air and who knows where it will ever come down?

  9. 5 out of 5

    John Loyd

    Teagan Frost is The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind because of her parents genetic tinkering. She had a relatively normal life until her brother went crazy burned down their ranch. Everyone but Teagan died (or at least presumed so), she ending up in a government facility for four years until allowed to work black ops. The China Shop was doing well and then the incidents of books 1-3 show others with talents. Stop right now and read the first three books. OK. Eye of the Sh*t Storm ends with Teagan Frost is The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind because of her parents genetic tinkering. She had a relatively normal life until her brother went crazy burned down their ranch. Everyone but Teagan died (or at least presumed so), she ending up in a government facility for four years until allowed to work black ops. The China Shop was doing well and then the incidents of books 1-3 show others with talents. Stop right now and read the first three books. OK. Eye of the Sh*t Storm ends with Teagan visiting Annie, who's in a coma in the hospital when her dead brother and sister walk into the room. Chloe wants Teagan to join her. Fortunately Teagan values her integrity over family bonding. I was worried. Two plot lines. Teagan and the China Shop, now headed by Tanner, need to do bodyguard work at a swanky hotel. Teagan after the encounter with her siblings is struggling with her PK. Annie wakes up remembering some of the conversation that happened in her room and uses Annie's Army to track down the car that Teagan was chasing. Familiar characters in another fun fast action packed adventure. Easy to read, good flow, clever plot. 4.9+ stars. If you've read the first three you'll love this one, too. Probably more fun if you read them in order.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Don Jimmy Reviews

    Teagan Frost is back with a bang. This book picks up from where book 3 left off, and is chock full of references to the previous works. If you haven't started this series, I advise you go back to the beginning. Also, don't read any more of this review. Teagan is reeling from the discovery that her brother and sister are not only alive, but are essentially the masterminds behind the events of the last two books. Her brother and sister's powers have changed exponentially - and one thing is very cle Teagan Frost is back with a bang. This book picks up from where book 3 left off, and is chock full of references to the previous works. If you haven't started this series, I advise you go back to the beginning. Also, don't read any more of this review. Teagan is reeling from the discovery that her brother and sister are not only alive, but are essentially the masterminds behind the events of the last two books. Her brother and sister's powers have changed exponentially - and one thing is very clear from the off - her brother is a psycho! Her sister on the other hand appears to be the leader here. What can I say about this book that I haven't said about the others? Not a lot. I adore Teagan and the other crew. This book is told entirely from the viewpoints of Annie and Teagan - as they are separated at the start. With both taking part in their own stories. I don't want to give anything away here, so I'll close with saying that I thought this was a great story once again from Jackson. The Frost Files goes from strength to strength - it has everything you need from a book of this genre. Loved it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Reid Edwards

    As a new entrant into the Teagan Frost series, I wasn't really sure what to expect of Jackson Ford's A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers (other than intrigued by the title/cover). I certainly wasn't expecting a book that seems to fit equally well as part of a series or a stand alone novel, nor a high-adrenaline action story that manages to delve deep into the humanity of its characters. Ford writes action as well as anyone; the story's combat feels weighty and visceral (which can be tricky when involving As a new entrant into the Teagan Frost series, I wasn't really sure what to expect of Jackson Ford's A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers (other than intrigued by the title/cover). I certainly wasn't expecting a book that seems to fit equally well as part of a series or a stand alone novel, nor a high-adrenaline action story that manages to delve deep into the humanity of its characters. Ford writes action as well as anyone; the story's combat feels weighty and visceral (which can be tricky when involving firearms). I was very impressed by his ability to blend in backstory and exposition into his characters without leaving the reader feeling assaulted by walls of text. I'm putting the rest of the Teagan Frost novels onto my TBR and look forward to getting caught up.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Josefin

    Alright this might be it. This might be when I give up. This book series is stupid, really goddamn stupid, but sometimes what you need to just shut off your brain when life gets hectic. But this book might have been the last straw for me. I originally thought this was a trilogy, turned out there were more books to come, and as of now 'no end in sight'. And I'm sorry, it really isn't good enough for me to invest more time and energy into. The book itself is fine. A bit drawn out for no real reaso Alright this might be it. This might be when I give up. This book series is stupid, really goddamn stupid, but sometimes what you need to just shut off your brain when life gets hectic. But this book might have been the last straw for me. I originally thought this was a trilogy, turned out there were more books to come, and as of now 'no end in sight'. And I'm sorry, it really isn't good enough for me to invest more time and energy into. The book itself is fine. A bit drawn out for no real reason. But not the best or worst read ever. What does annoy me however, is the amount of typos in a published work. At least 20 times (probably more) I got annoyed at typos or missing words or sentences with words in the wrong order. The whole book also feels like a massive filler. Like Ford didn't want the story to actually progress, so instead we got this book of just random filler stuff that does not progress the overall arc whatsoever. So this is it, it's been fun while it lasted, but I am never ever finishing this series. Damn my curiosity. And all unanswered questions. Because I just really cannot bring myself to stick around any longer. This book was already pushing it, more to come is just not where it's at.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ziggy Nixon

    "This book is a chaotic, confused mess travelling at well upwards of FIVE HUNDRED miles an hour..." Sorry Mr. Ford, sir, but I updated the comments in your epilogue (it had said "fifty"). I just wanted to go with a more accurate descriptive of my reading experience... Wowzers, that was fun! I have spent just an amazing few days immersed in this universe, first re-reading "Frost Files #3" (don't call me out on the title, but there was definitely some Sh*t in there!) - a tradition I have enjoyed wit "This book is a chaotic, confused mess travelling at well upwards of FIVE HUNDRED miles an hour..." Sorry Mr. Ford, sir, but I updated the comments in your epilogue (it had said "fifty"). I just wanted to go with a more accurate descriptive of my reading experience... Wowzers, that was fun! I have spent just an amazing few days immersed in this universe, first re-reading "Frost Files #3" (don't call me out on the title, but there was definitely some Sh*t in there!) - a tradition I have enjoyed with this entire series and one that will be repeated with ALL the books once and if this comes to an end some day. From there I sprang (sprung? did doth springeth?) directly into this book and man oh man it just never slows down at all! The first page is full tilt and the last page is full tilt. And in the middle we just redefine all of that! Give Ford credit: he writes great and thrilling books!! But gerddamn he does put his amazing characters through the damn ringer! Hit 'em, kick 'em, slap 'em, shoot 'em! Nothing's too good for these folks, bet on it! I have a special talent for fucking things up. It’s my real superpower. Usually, I manage to pull it back at the last second. But this time, I may well and truly have gone all the way. I mean, in a lot of ways, this latest chapter could be called "Frost Files 3.5" or "3b" if you prefer, because since those moments where we were staking out and duking it out with gun-running, meth-selling but somehow still kind of good gangbangers in Book 3 or saving hundreds upon hundreds of folks from a giant flash flood - only a FEW DAYS have passed! And that's only because there's a couple of times when folks get knocked out longer than they thought! There is just absolutely no slowing down or tapping the brakes, even when the Batmobile is tumbling down Tiger Woods Hill! Ford's latest triumph - and yes, I will fight you on this! - not only further enhances the all-too-real characters we've been following for literally hundreds of pages but gets so much deeper into the why's and wherefore's of not only what the hell is going down but why and what it may possibly be leading to in terms of either our next big battle(s) or even the big REASON for it all! There's some sh*t (no, not a pun, just being honest) that happens in here, particularly with the powers of BOTH Annie and Teagan... and Reggie and Nic and... (amazing characters all!) that will leave you gasping, a little teary-eyed (yes, I'm like that) and pumping your fist like you'd just seen "Avengers: Endgame" again for the first time! There are some reveals in here that I'm not even going to hint at, because each and every reader needs to feel these gut punches without being steeled to them in any way! This one definitely has it all. Well, they've ALL had it all but in different contexts, execution and with a bigger and bigger cast of characters. And we just know - whether its finding Leo again or catching up with who knows who will next rise from the grave to surprise us - that somehow all of this is going to coalesce into a final triumph that will just blow us all away in a maelstrom of awesomeness. Of this I'm sure! So grab a six-pack, put on some tunes that get your blood flowing and just enjoy the absolute sh*t out of this series, kids!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Aguila

    Thank you to Netgalley for the complementary ARC, in exchange for an honest review. Ok, so truth time. I requested an ARC for this book without knowing that it was the FOURTH in a series. Oops. The title caught my eye and sounded too cool to pass up. So what did I do? Well, I binged the first three books! Let me tell you, binging The Frost Files series was an absolute blast! These have been some of the most fun books that I have ever read. From book 1 to book 4 I was HOOKED. There is not a boring Thank you to Netgalley for the complementary ARC, in exchange for an honest review. Ok, so truth time. I requested an ARC for this book without knowing that it was the FOURTH in a series. Oops. The title caught my eye and sounded too cool to pass up. So what did I do? Well, I binged the first three books! Let me tell you, binging The Frost Files series was an absolute blast! These have been some of the most fun books that I have ever read. From book 1 to book 4 I was HOOKED. There is not a boring or dull moment anywhere in The Frost Files series. With every book I finished I thought to myself "It can't get better than this", and with each book I was proven wrong. I loved every book in this series, and each was better than the last. Each book is like riding a brand new rollercoaster that just blows your mind with how thrilling, fast, intense, and fun it is. Also, my favorite trope of all is in this series: Found Family. Enough of the gushing fanaticism, lets get serious. Here is my serious review of book 4, A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers... Aaaand just like our main character Teagan Frost, I can't actually be serious. And that's what I loved so much about book 4 (and the series). Jackson Ford continues to make each character more relatable as he develops them further. I really felt like I could relate to and see myself in the core team (family) of China shop. Jackson Ford realistically shows that family is not all sunshine and rainbows, and happy get along moments all the time. Especially with found family. finding and developing your Found Family isn't easy. Everybody has some sort of defense up at all times because of their personal background, and slowly throughout the series we get to see these characters chip at each others walls little by little. Sometimes the wall is chipped at too much and too quickly, causing a cascade of rubble and debris, resulting in accidental pain. But these characters all learn from their accidents and mistakes, and they acclimate to each others needs and boundaries. It's rough but rewarding as hell. I loved that Jackson Ford slowly developed and fostered the love and bonds between the China Shop team (Teagan, Reggie, Annie, Paul, Africa, and Nic) throughout the series, making the realization and solidification of this found family that much more touching and impactful in book 4. In terms of story and plot, Jackson Ford doesn't disappoint at all! He really took an unexpected turn with the events of this book, and at no point could I predict what would happen next. That was fine with me though. Having read the previous books I already knew that I just needed to buckle in, keep my arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, and enjoy the ride. With book 4 I did just that. And what an amazing ride it was! Fast paced, thrilling, mysterious, action packed, emotional, and absolutely gripping. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn't ask for a more fun book, and I am so glad that there is more to come in this series, and that there is no end in site for The Frost Files! Jackson Ford, if you're reading this please message me so that you can send me book 5, because I need it now!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Effie Hossen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I never do reviews of books, but this was a must. I really love this series. It’s probably one of my favourite book series that I have read in a long time and was so excited to read the fourth instalment, but specially with how the previous one ended.I thought this was going to be the fourth and final book of the series and was expecting it to go out with a huge bang. But this one just didn’t do it for me. I love Teagan Frost as a character. Her strength and wit is amazing. Not to mention her hu I never do reviews of books, but this was a must. I really love this series. It’s probably one of my favourite book series that I have read in a long time and was so excited to read the fourth instalment, but specially with how the previous one ended.I thought this was going to be the fourth and final book of the series and was expecting it to go out with a huge bang. But this one just didn’t do it for me. I love Teagan Frost as a character. Her strength and wit is amazing. Not to mention her humour! But even she was getting annoying. She just seemed like a whiny brat that ranted every time she didn’t get what she wanted. Biting off the heads of everyone who didn’t reach her standards. The Annie chapters, I thought could have been cut in half, they just felt like fillers with useless content most of the time (and I don’t know how she managed to throw a perfect pitch to kill Adam when she was incapable in speaking or even standing properly). Nic’s character should have been taken out of this book all together. Ever since his development in the second book I immediately hated his character even though the story patched him up and rebuilt him in the third book. But I honestly don’t see the point in him now. I understand that he wants to help his friend but getting into everyone’s face seems stupid and just plain annoying. In my eyes there is no need for him to be around anymore apart from ‘being the love interest’. After reading the first couple of chapters of this book I was excited to finally have Teagan’s conflict with her siblings, but that’s just it; for the majority of the book there isn’t any! They are completely separate and I got very bored with the plot. I was however, excited to see Jonas make another appearance, but all the book did was weigh if he was attractive or not to Teagan which I got bored with very quickly. Teagan’s self reasoning for not spending more time with him was completely unrealistic. She got mad at someone who had just been involved in a hostage situation, their friend/bodyguard had been murdered and a journalist was filming the whole thing. He had every right to act the way he did. If nothing was going to happen I don’t see why he had to be involved in the first place. Maybe because he didn’t make an appearance in the third book, but I though it was pretty pointless. I think the author wanted a ‘love triangle’ but didn’t know how to execute it. From the way it ended there will most definitely be another instalment, but I just pray that it isn’t like this one. I want the same fast paced, action that got me to read the first three books in 2 days each time. For this one, I was dragging it as long as I could because every chapter or so had me rolling my eyes or sighing and I couldn’t wait to get it over and done with. I hope other readers liked this one more than I did. Guess my expectations were too high and I ended up being disappointed.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    When starting this book I didn’t realise it was part of a series. But I quickly figured I was missing out on part of a story - a good part! However, it was still a fantastic read, entertaining, hilarious, quirky, almost slapstick at times. It introduced me to Teagan and the China Shop, and the rest of the crew. I feel like this, the fourth in the series, likely is really showing a development in the story and characters. For me, reading it as a stand alone piece I was still greatly entertained. When starting this book I didn’t realise it was part of a series. But I quickly figured I was missing out on part of a story - a good part! However, it was still a fantastic read, entertaining, hilarious, quirky, almost slapstick at times. It introduced me to Teagan and the China Shop, and the rest of the crew. I feel like this, the fourth in the series, likely is really showing a development in the story and characters. For me, reading it as a stand alone piece I was still greatly entertained. Teagen is a hot mess with the ability to control objects with her mind - PK. She is even more of a hot mess when her dead brother and sister make an appearance. Then, just when you think she can’t get any more messed up…you get it. She becomes even more of a mess and loses her PK. Chaos ensues. Messy, entertaining, quip filled chaos. Tegan is a disaster, but she pulls through when people need her most. She has a very entertaining manner which as a reader, makes you enjoy every interaction with her. I really enjoyed this book, and the first three in the series are on my ‘to read’ list now, and I would recommend that all four go on your list. This is a series that has teeth, full of action, a mix of different characters and fantastic writing. I hope it continues for a while, I am excited to read more from Jackson Ford! *This book was provided by NetGalley for review, but all opinions are my own.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Who's ready for a fourth installment of Teagan Frost?? After just saving a bunch of San Franciscans from a nightmare flash flood, you would think Teagan would get the chance to rest. But of course, you'd be wrong. Not only is her best friend Annie in a coma at the hospital, but her long-lost brother and sister - yeah, the ones she thought were dead - are in town, and they're trying to get their hands on Teagan. On top of all that, her terrifying boss Tanner has taken charge of the day-to-day run Who's ready for a fourth installment of Teagan Frost?? After just saving a bunch of San Franciscans from a nightmare flash flood, you would think Teagan would get the chance to rest. But of course, you'd be wrong. Not only is her best friend Annie in a coma at the hospital, but her long-lost brother and sister - yeah, the ones she thought were dead - are in town, and they're trying to get their hands on Teagan. On top of all that, her terrifying boss Tanner has taken charge of the day-to-day running of China Shop, and they've got a new gig protecting a US Senator at a conference in a swanky old hotel. Oh, and did I mention that Teagan's PK powers are on the fritz? Yeeeahhh, it's that kind of week... I love love LOVE this series, and this did not disappoint. Teagan is such a fun, irreverent heroine and I've really enjoyed the (slight) growth her character has experienced through each of the books. I honestly can not say enough good things about this entertaining, action-packed series! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this awesome book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sean Graham

    Wow. What did I just read. These books go from strength to strength in how wild and crazy the story line goes! I remember reading the first and, to be honest, feeling a little nonplussed about this over the top urban fantasy, thinking it was bringing too many elements that didn't flow too well together. However, I persevered, read the second and was blown away, characters feeling more fleshed out and better for it. The third followed in the same vein, bringing even greater threats and crazier po Wow. What did I just read. These books go from strength to strength in how wild and crazy the story line goes! I remember reading the first and, to be honest, feeling a little nonplussed about this over the top urban fantasy, thinking it was bringing too many elements that didn't flow too well together. However, I persevered, read the second and was blown away, characters feeling more fleshed out and better for it. The third followed in the same vein, bringing even greater threats and crazier powers. Where does one go from here? Well, Jackson Ford doubled down, with the main character having to go without her own powers whilst their siblings are running rampant. All in all, this is a step up in writing and, for me, a great book with my only criticism being some pacing issues. These books are a sh'tload of fun.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sayo

    Tegan is in the hospital by her friends bedside and the last people she is expecting to run into are her dead siblings. Tegan is a telekinetic government operative, but now finds herself in the middle of a hostage situation, her team skattered and her powers on the fritz. I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I wish I had know that this was book four of a series. I definitely would have enjoyed it more had I read the other three books. This books talk Tegan is in the hospital by her friends bedside and the last people she is expecting to run into are her dead siblings. Tegan is a telekinetic government operative, but now finds herself in the middle of a hostage situation, her team skattered and her powers on the fritz. I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I wish I had know that this was book four of a series. I definitely would have enjoyed it more had I read the other three books. This books talked about people I didn’t know so there was definitely a disconnect. It was still an enjoyable read, good writing and an interesting story. This book had alternating POVs and one side of the story was definitely more interesting than the other. While it worked ok as a stand alone I know I missed quite a bit.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Grace Boyer

    Non-stop action-packed fun! This series just gets better and better. Yes! Thank you!!! This book was exactly what I wanted from the next book in this series. It filled in all the plot holes that were given to us in book 3 to keep us guessing and engaged. Well, guess what? IT WORKED! I can't reveal a lot about the plot for this book without spoiling all the surprises that came in the 3 previous books. However, if you enjoy stories of people with superhuman talents, unexpected twists and turns, hil Non-stop action-packed fun! This series just gets better and better. Yes! Thank you!!! This book was exactly what I wanted from the next book in this series. It filled in all the plot holes that were given to us in book 3 to keep us guessing and engaged. Well, guess what? IT WORKED! I can't reveal a lot about the plot for this book without spoiling all the surprises that came in the 3 previous books. However, if you enjoy stories of people with superhuman talents, unexpected twists and turns, hilarious inner dialogue and incredible action-packed pages, then this series is for you. The entirety of each of Teagan Frost's prior books left me wondering right up until the final page, and A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers continues that trend flawlessly.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Henry Lazarus

    Jackson Ford’s fourth tale of Teagan Frost, a woman whose parents manipulated her genes to give her telekenetic powers finds her talent blown out by the events of the previous book. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers (paper from Orbit), hiding her loss of power, she is assigned to protect a senator at a conference of arm’s dealers/ Of course terrorists attack, and of course Teagan’s come back out of control. There’s a subplot of one of Teagon’s partners hunting down Teagan’s powered siblings. I really e Jackson Ford’s fourth tale of Teagan Frost, a woman whose parents manipulated her genes to give her telekenetic powers finds her talent blown out by the events of the previous book. A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers (paper from Orbit), hiding her loss of power, she is assigned to protect a senator at a conference of arm’s dealers/ Of course terrorists attack, and of course Teagan’s come back out of control. There’s a subplot of one of Teagon’s partners hunting down Teagan’s powered siblings. I really enjoy this series and didn’t mind buying books two and three after really enjoying The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind (paper).

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    I really wanted to love this book, but it just took forever. This story is told between two different points of view, which honestly makes this seem like the book takes place over at least a week. But no this book takes place over the course of a little more than a day. Also for a book called a shitload of crazy powers you'd think there would be more powered people. But there's only three. Idk I felt like this story should have covered a lot more background, I just wasn't impressed. I really wanted to love this book, but it just took forever. This story is told between two different points of view, which honestly makes this seem like the book takes place over at least a week. But no this book takes place over the course of a little more than a day. Also for a book called a shitload of crazy powers you'd think there would be more powered people. But there's only three. Idk I felt like this story should have covered a lot more background, I just wasn't impressed.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cait

    Each of the previous Teagan Frost novels kept me guessing all the way through the last page and A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers continued that tradition perfectly. There’s not a lot that can be said without giving away anything about this book or the three that came before it but if you love stories about superhuman abilities, this series is for you. If you like action and plot twists, this series is for you. If you like ridiculously entertaining and sassy inner monologues, this series is for you. Cu Each of the previous Teagan Frost novels kept me guessing all the way through the last page and A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers continued that tradition perfectly. There’s not a lot that can be said without giving away anything about this book or the three that came before it but if you love stories about superhuman abilities, this series is for you. If you like action and plot twists, this series is for you. If you like ridiculously entertaining and sassy inner monologues, this series is for you. Cut to me waiting not-so-patiently for the 5th book. CW: gun violence, hostage situations

  24. 4 out of 5

    Suvicatriona

    Okay, this one was good. It clarified a lot of things that were gaps in the story from the previous book (intentionally left out to keep the reader engaged but I just felt like the puzzle was missing to many pieces). This one was a solid adventure in itself (though you really do have to read the prior books to understand any of it). I enjoyed seeing the characters again and how Teagan's powers work. She's getting less annoying and more confident. Okay, this one was good. It clarified a lot of things that were gaps in the story from the previous book (intentionally left out to keep the reader engaged but I just felt like the puzzle was missing to many pieces). This one was a solid adventure in itself (though you really do have to read the prior books to understand any of it). I enjoyed seeing the characters again and how Teagan's powers work. She's getting less annoying and more confident.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marian

    So much fun! I love these books very much. Teagan Frost is a nifty character, funny and bright and with the ability to be wildly tenacious. She can be snotty and immature, sure, but usually manages to overcome her worst impulses. And I love her co-characters. And the action, hoo! I am so happy there is obviously more to the story. Can't wait for the next one. So much fun! I love these books very much. Teagan Frost is a nifty character, funny and bright and with the ability to be wildly tenacious. She can be snotty and immature, sure, but usually manages to overcome her worst impulses. And I love her co-characters. And the action, hoo! I am so happy there is obviously more to the story. Can't wait for the next one.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brett Andrews

    A Solid Evolution of Teagan's Story Coming right on the heels of the last book, Jackson Ford continues his story's brisk pace while infusing plenty of character development to pull you along. I blew through this book in 3 days. I wish that I could have read it even faster. More Frost Files, please! A Solid Evolution of Teagan's Story Coming right on the heels of the last book, Jackson Ford continues his story's brisk pace while infusing plenty of character development to pull you along. I blew through this book in 3 days. I wish that I could have read it even faster. More Frost Files, please!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Molly Smith

    Someone Make a Frost Movie Pls I’m fond of a flawed superhero, it may well be my favourite literary genre, and Teagan Frost is ranking high. Non stop action, ridiculous (but plausible) situations, rich character development, filthy language… it’s like watching a big budget action movie. Now, chop chop Mr Ford, I’m ready for number 5.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Bowen

    As if it wasn’t bad enough finding out that her brother and sister have returned from the dead, Teagan now finds that her powers have disappeared and she’s been taken as a hostage in a hotel in L.A. What else could go wrong? The Teagan Frost series continues, picking up from the fallout of the last book. A cracking series.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Jackson Ford continues to make me hungry for an epic sandwich with his books. Teagan grows up and powers up so much in this one that when the big moment happens, I was shouting “F**king yes! Do it! Do it! YESSSS!” A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers is like Die Hard on weed and yet more based in reality if that can be said about characters who have superpowers. F**k it. I’m saying it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Stansel

    Another great book about Teagan and the China Shop. I love this universe. I would say you really need to read in order. This won't be very understandable otherwise. We focus on Teagan and Annie and pick up right where we left off. Highly recommend the series. Full disclosure- I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Another great book about Teagan and the China Shop. I love this universe. I would say you really need to read in order. This won't be very understandable otherwise. We focus on Teagan and Annie and pick up right where we left off. Highly recommend the series. Full disclosure- I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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