Thursday, May 10, 2012

Open Minds Review

326 pages

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.

I have to say, the world created here is pretty cool. A world where reading minds is actually considered normal but having no powers at all makes you an outcast. And then even more terrifying to the mind readers are the ones that control minds, the mindjackers. Kira at first thinks she's a Zero who has no powers at all then she finds out that she actually does have powers but can't reveal them to anyone. This eventually sets off a chain of events that opens Kira to a whole new world of mindjacking and mindjackers alike. The only time Kira frustrated me was with her dependence on and unhealthy relationship with the person who introduces her to mindjacking. Other than that Kira goes from a frightened and low profile character to a pretty impressive heroine. This novel quickly goes from low to high action scenarios which keeps this story moving and fresh. I really enjoyed this novel and I can't wait to see what the next novel brings in Kira's life. I definitely recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good paranormal dystopian novel.


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