Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hook Me: Mind: The Beginning by Jenn Nixon
Author: Jenn Nixon
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press (September 1, 2013)
Genre: Science Fiction
Book Description: After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her brother, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She's offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people. Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago,
Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina, a telepathic investigator, and narrowly saves her from an exploding alien pod. Together, they uncover a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon and discover the truth behind Dina's abilities while unlocking dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth.
Can they stop a powerful weapon meant to enslave the human race? Can their relationship survive the secrets of the past or will it tear them apart?
First line: The taxicab pulled up to the curb, squeaky breaks announcing its presence.
Last line read: He had to get out.
Overall Impressions: I love stories about psionics, so Nixon's novel grabbed my attention. Dina is a kick-butt heroine, and Liam is very mysterious. The abilities they have such as telepathy and the like are fascinating. The sample was well-paced and left me wanting more.
Would I keep reading?: Yes!