BOOK REVIEW: The Mind Readers – by Lori Brighton

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Title: The Mind Readers
(Mind Readers #1)
Author: Lori Brighton
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
First published: December 7th 2010
Finished reading: August 26th 2015
Pages: 226
Rating 3,5qqq

“If there was one thing I’d learned early on in life it was that normalcy, as we thought of it, didn’t exist.”

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I was able to get a free Amazon kindle copy of The Mind Readers a few months back . I have been trying to read more freebies lately, because I have been neglecting them mostly so far. The Mind Readers turned out to be more than a pleasant surprise. This novel by Lori Brighton is a very entertaining and fast read even though I had some minor problems with the characters and plot. What do I mean with problems with the characters? Basically the fact that the main character Cameron decides to trust the complete stranger (Lewis) almost immediately and goes with him to a secret place full of other mind readers; for someone with her power she seems terribly naive and it gets annoying as the story goes on. I wasn’t completely convinced by the plot either; some of it just didn’t seem credible. That said, it was still entertaining enough for me to probably get a copy of the sequel some time in the future. Recommended if you enjoy reading YA paranormal romance stories.

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Cameron has a secret she has been trying to hide for a long time: she can read minds. Her father died years ago and her mother dumped her to live with her grandmother. She is desperate to protect Cameron and makes sure Cameron hides her power to keep her safe. If she doesn’t, the people who are looking for Cameron will find and harm her… But as she meets the mysterous Lewis, Cameron is not so sure she can believe her grandmother anymore. It turns out they are not the only ones out there that can read minds… And Lewis is offering her a way to embrace her hidden talents and meet others like her. But is he really who he claims to be and what are is true intentions? Who can Cameron really trust?

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The Mind Readers is a great choice if you are looking for something quick, easy and entertaining. It’s not exactly perfect and some parts lack credibility, but overall it’s quite enjoyable if you like the whole YA paranormal romance genre. This first book of the series is still available for free for Amazon kindle in case you are interested, and the rest of the series can be purchased cheaply as well.

WWW Wednesdays #55 – September 2nd

wwwwednesdaysWWW WEDNESDAYS is hosted by Sam at Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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After finally finishing The Goldfinch two days ago, I’ve started two new reads. The first is a travel memoir: Five Weeks In The Amazon by Sean Michael Hayes. I will be reading various travel themed book within the next three weeks to really get in the travel mood for my backpacking trip… This one is interesting because I’ve been in Peru twice myself, although I’ve never actually visited the Amazon. I’ve also started reading Legend by Marie Lu the other day, a series I have been wanting to read for ages now. So far I’m loving it!

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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This time I’ve ‘only’ finished three books since my last WWW, mostly because it took me a long time to actually finish The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I’m glad I did though! It sure is a very well written book, but the pace is really slow and it took me ages to finish it. I’ve also read The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton, a very entertaining and fast read even though I had some minor problems with the characters and plot. The last one on the list is The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. As I already feared, this one turns out to be yet another overhyped book. It’s not a bad story and I like the fact that it has an unreliable narrator, but like with Gone Girl I’m not sure it’s actually worth the hype.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I will probably try to read Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and I Was Here by Gayle Forman is still my newest TBR jar pick. I also want to read The Kill Order by James Dashner so I can complete The Maze Runner series…