Saturday, 5 October 2013

Review of The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

Description (from NetGalley)

Cover links to amazon

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. 
Best for ages 14 and over. Kissing and Cursing!

My Review

I did enjoy this book as a bit of light reading, and the concept behind it is a good one. That being said, certain elements of the main character's naiveté grated on me slightly, especially regarding the love interest. I could have looked past this had the ending been a good one, but for me it just felt wrong. Of course, this could be a purely personal thing, and the number of 4 and 5 star reviews on amazon would suggest that others enjoyed this a lot more than I did.

The book is on sale on kindle right now, and if the synopsis appeals to you it is worth a read. From the way that things have been set up I would say that the second book in the series will be better and for the price I would be tempted to give it a try.

I give The Mind Readers 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating System:
1 star: I will never post a 1 star review because this means it was so bad I couldn't finish it, and I don't won't publicly rate a book I haven't read all the way through.
2 stars: I may have liked the story but it was badly written or it may have been a boring story well written. Something about it kept me reading but I didn't enjoy it.
3 stars: A good, enjoyable read. If the description appeals to you I'd recommend reading it.
4 stars: A really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed and may even read again. I will want to read other books by the same author. Highly recommend.
5 stars: Reserved for books that blew me away and whose characters I can't get out of my head. These are books that I will definitely read again, possibly several times. If I read an e-book version I may even have to go buy a hard copy for my shelves. Why are you still here? Go read this book right now.

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