Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Review: Open Minds

OPEN MINDS by Susan Kaye Quinn.

Genre: YA Dystopian.

Published: November 1st 2011 by CreateSpace.

Rating: 4 stars!


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.


First of all I want to thank the author for giving me the opportunity of reading this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm so glad I got this chance because OPEN MINDS is a BREATH OF FRESH AIR. And for those who read as much as I do, something original and fresh is the best thing ever!

In this book I found a very creative and distinctive plot, with a background and a world that is absolutely unique.

The writing is amazing, it flows easily and is not repetitive whatsoever. (as sometimes tend to be in YA, when authors like a phrase they repeat it over and over...well... here that doesn't happen and I'm glad!) Susan Kaye Quinn is a very resourceful writer. I love her style!!!

Regarding the story itself, it's placed in a future Chicago, around the year 2100 where everybody reads minds. Or at least, almost everybody.
The thing is at a teen age, everyone starts developing this ability which is very useful, taking into account that everything is mind controlled, from cars to phones to microwaves!

But as I said... not EVERYBODY can read minds... those are called ZEROS, and Kira is one of them. Right? Well, if you want to know, you'll have to read this book.

With an extremely courageous and quick witted heroine and a love triangle that is important but never overwhelms the reader, I found this story enthralling.

Kira rocks! And so does Simon. Raf for me was ok... he starts strong but then he just didn't make it for me... but well... I can't like everybody!

The scenario that its presented and the obstacles they have to face make it a super interesting story! 

Schemes, treason, government plots and adventure with a little romance!

I was shocked at the end, it's bittersweet... but WTF! I want book 2 NOW!

For dystopian lovers, this is a must!

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