Monday, May 05, 2014

BITE SIZE BOOK REVIEW: The Mind Readers • by Lori Brighton

The Mind Readers (Mind Readers, #1)
BY: Lori Brighton

Published: December 7, 2010 by Smashwords
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Supernatural Abilities, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery

 technically 3.4

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.

I almost squeaked out a four this, but the writing elements needed to be strengthened. The dialogue between the love interests (Cameron and Lewis) was somewhat cliche and lacking organic origins. The plot was intriguing, and picked up after the slow start. The insta-love was turned to the highest setting, but as the book advanced, I got information that made that tolerable and even understandable. The ending was  that hinted at a good deal of plot twist and character development. I actually really liked Cameron but there was one secondary character that really took the prize for me. This story grew on me and captured my attention. Looking forward to reading book two to find out what happens.