Congratulations to Susan Kaye Quinn! Today is the launch of her young adult novel, Open Minds, first book in the Mindjack Trilogy. I’m honored to be taking part in her Virtual Launch Party by doing a book review.
I LOVE this book so much that I had to re-read it right away. The last novel that affected me like this was The Hunger Games.
Open Minds gets more than a 5-Star Rating in my book, and I predict it’s going to sky rocket to the top of the charts. No kidding. It’s that intriguing, amazing, and compelling.
This first book in the Mindjack Trilogy will entertain and thrill you as you follow the dilemmas and dangers 16-year-old Kira faces. First, she grapples with the fact that she’ll never fit in at school or anyplace in society since she never changed into a mind reader like the rest of her peers did during puberty. She’s now considered a ‘zero,’ a low-life, and because the others can’t read her mind, few people trust her. I mean, come on, no wonder the poor kid suffers from teen angst.
Just when she’s resolved to accept her lot in life, Kira changes in an explosive moment from a zero to a dangerous freak who can control the minds of others, with one major glitch: She has no idea how to control her mind-controlling powers. Good thing Raf, the guy she loves, doesn’t realize what hits him when her thoughts almost accidentally kill him. What a way to get a guy!
All kidding aside, this is a powerful story. I became invested in Kira’s predicament from the get-go, and she gets in deeper and deeper from there. The concepts and circumstances of her world challenged me throughout. Here it is a week after I read it (twice), and I can’t stop thinking about it.
I’ll be the first in line to read the second book, Closed Hearts.
Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy) by Susan Kaye Quinn is available in e-book (Amazon US (alsoUK, France and Germany), Barnes & Noble, Smashwords) and print (Amazon, Createspace, also autographed copies available from the author).
Come to the virtual launch party and celebrate Susan’s accomplishment. Details below.
Her blog has a list of links where she’s guest posting. I’m going to check them out because I want to get the full scoop on “The Story of Open Minds.”