Friday, July 26, 2013
Review: Open Minds
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I got really sucked into this story from the beginning. The setting is futuristic and sci-fi where everyone can read minds and those who can’t are the “freaks.” Kira is the main character and she is one of the “zeroes” or so she thinks. As the book moves along we see Kira make *horrible* decisions that lead her down the road to even worse situations.
There was a bit of YA romance, which I love, but the majority of the story centered around the struggle between “jackers” like Kira and the governmental conspiracy to cover them up and experiment on them. It was pretty dark at times, but did have some good resolution at the end (no cliffhangers). The book was well written and the characters sympathetic (even though Kira really does make very very bad decisions). I found myself comparing this book to the King series, which also goes through some tough times dealing with mental powers. The settings were different, and I found the futuristic world a nice change from the books I typically pick up.
It looks like all the books in the trilogy are already out, so I’ll have to add them to my “to-read” pile eventually to see what happens next for Kira and her family.
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