Books I Read: Open Minds

Susan Quinn is a regular here at Author's Echo and (I'm proud to say) one of my critique partners. She wrote this book. It comes out tomorrow.

It's pretty cool.

Title: Open Minds
Author: Susan Kaye Quinn
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Published: 2011
My Content Rating: PG-13 for make-outs, tense situations, and the occasional bullet

In a world where everyone can read minds, Kira is a zero -- a freak who can't read or be read. When she accidentally controls her best friend's mind, nearly killing him, she discovers she's a different kind of freak entirely: a mindjacker. She can't admit the truth, but fitting in means lying and controlling the minds of everyone she loves. It gets worse when she gets in over her head in the mindjacker underworld, and discovers the government knows more than it's letting on.

The best part of this book is the world. A lot of stories have mind-reading as the special power, but here it's the norm. The book does a fantastic job of exploring what that world would be like, and what it would mean to be a zero or a mindjacker.

I also love how there are no easy choices for Kira. Lying is not just about fitting in; admitting she can control minds could get her in serious trouble. But what else can she do? And really, her choices just get worse from there.

If you like sci-fi and/or paranormal (cuz this book is really that, too), check this one out.

7 comments:

Jodi Meadows said...

Sold. *looks for it this week*

LynNerd said...

I agree that OPEN MINDS is pretty cool. And amazing and awesome! It's a book I can't stop thinking about!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

This sounds excellent!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Thanks for the great review! (And for being an awesome crit partner!)

MattyDub said...

"My Content Rating: PG-13 for make-outs, tense situations, and the occasional bullet". Yeah, I call that "Tuesday". BOOYAH!

In all seriousness, this book sounds like a lot of fun. I'll keep my eyes open for it. Congrats Ms. Quinn!

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

This sounds right up my alley! I'm adding it to Goodreads right now :). Congrats, Susan!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

@MattyDub Ok, your comment totally made my day!!

@Everyone Thanks for stopping by!

@Adam You are the best, you know this, right? :)