Publisher: Lori Brighton (January 11, 2011)
Length: 238 pages
Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers.
But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life. (amazon.com)
The Mind Readers is the first book in The Mind Readers series. Book 2 is called the Mind Thieves and Book 3, The Mind Games. All three books are available as an ebook or paperback and is geared towards the young adult (YA) audience (but individuals of any age can read it). The first book is now available for free in the Amazon ebook store.
I’ve been on a paranormal, mystery binge for a while. I just finished reading Confessions of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom: Demons Are Forever that I did post a review for, so you can read that post if you are interested. My first impression of The Mind Thieves was a good one. I got through the whole book without any gripes other than there’s a few grammatical errors and misspelled words, but since she released this book herself, I’m sure she did not have the funds for an editor and besides, it’s something you have to get used to with independent authors.
I loved the first book. It has moments where it’s a little immature, but that’s what you should expect from YA novels. However, it does not have a simple storyline. You have to finish reading the book for it to make sense to you. A lot of things aren’t apparent in the beginning, but begin to unfold towards the end. As the title suggests, it’s about a girl who can read minds (who has a grandmother who is also capable of reading minds) and soon she begins to fall in love with the new guy who moves into down. She leaves town with him and things start to happen. I don’t want to give the whole story away! All in all, it’s a good read and a page turner.