Author: Susan Kaye Quinn
Genre: YA science-fiction, fantasy
Published: November 1st 2011
Source: Purchased Paperback
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.
My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars
In terms used by Physics, Open Minds is a novel on a whole new frequency of brainwave functionality. I was really excited when I had first found this novel on Goodreads, and it truly lived up to my expectations. The scientist in me loved how it entertained new possibilities in terms of thought and brain functionality. But the cherry on top was the secrets and governmental cover ups. I found them intense and exciting. And it kept me glued to the edge of my seat.
I also really enjoyed the characters. Kira is an intriguing, especially with her special mind abilities. I liked how she turned things to her advantage and the chances she took, despite the possible dangers. Then, of course, there was Raf, Kira’s perfect match. Okay, I’ll be honest when I say I’ve been in love with Raf since I read Susan Kaye Quinn’s short, ‘Mind Games’ in In His Eyes Anthology. He’s a wonderful guy, and I truly relish his calm, sweet personality. But there was one character I wished I could have learned more about: Simon. He was so fascinating as a character. I wanted to understand more about his motives and background. And I don’t know, but I guess I’m a kind of a sucker for the ‘bad boy’ type as well.
To conclude, this is really great novel, and I highly recommend adding it to your ‘to-read’ lists!