Title: The Mind Readers
Author: Lori Brighton
Published: January 11, 2011 by Lori Brighton
Purchased: February 17, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: 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.
Review: I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. I’ve been reading a lot of adult fiction, dealing with adults and I guess it’s just because it’s a youth novel dealing with teenage things that I’m on the fence about it? I think it’s just been a while since I’ve read a youth novel and I’ve forgotten how they portray teens.
It just seemed shallow, worried about little things that don’t really seem to matter, although I guess I can’t blame it being written that way since that’s what some teens do worry about.
Other than the high school and relationship drama, which I do understand, insecurities are a big thing to overcome and some teens are still trying to overcome that when they become adults, this book was rather interesting. It’s left me with so many questions that I’m just dying for answers.
It was an interesting take on mind reading, a different kind of perspective on it than the second book I reviewed Ash where he gets hit in the head and gains the ability, whereas she’s born with it.
I finished the book and I, honestly, still don’t know who to trust and I’m just hoping that my many questions are answered in the next books. I don’t know if I’d recommend this book to a lot of adults but, I would definitely suggest this to any youth wanting a story that will keep you guessing.
Thank you for reading my review.