Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Review: Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn

Title: Open Minds
Series: Mindjack Trilogy, #1
Author: Susan Kaye Quinn
Genre: YA Science Fiction

Format Read: Ebook
Length: Novel
Source: Purchased from Amazon

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

Teaser: “I said I’d keep the Clan’s secret,” I said. [39% Ebook. Ooo, what is the secret? You’ll have to read to find out.]

Review: So what if you can read thoughts. It’s better to be a mindjacker in Susan Kaye Quinn’s Open Minds.

Kira Moore has a problem, since she can’t read minds like everyone else. She’s such a likeable character, and I enjoyed her growth from zero to hero. Raf is the smart and adorable boy-next-door type. It’s no wonder Kira has a crush on him. Each character has a place in this novel, but Kira and Raf are my favorite.

The dangers of Kira’s newfound abilities to mindjack people amp up the tension and increase the pace. I didn’t want to put this book down and purchased books two and three as well as the collection of novelettes as soon as I finished Open Minds. Quinn’s style is easy to fall into and be transported to a world of mindreaders, mindjackers, and zeros.

If you’re looking for fast-paced and edgy YA, you can’t go wrong with Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!