Young Adult Book Review: The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton and #Giveaway! Open Internationally, 3 winners

Make sure you read to the bottom for all the giveaway information!

Title: The Mind Readers
Author: Lori Brighton
Details: ebook, 170 pgs.
Published: Dec. 7, 2010 by Lori Brighton
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Sent to me by author for review

Description:

Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows that Cameron can read minds. When Lewis Douglas arrives, he tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a place where she meets other Mind Readers. But when the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs.

My Thoughts:
I loved this book!  I thought it was well wrote with great characters and had an amazing story line.  I love the idea of Mind Readers and even though it’s become a more popular theme for YA books I think there’s plenty of room for more.  Lori Brighton certainly stood on her own with this one!  

Cameron was a great character and even though she didn’t always know what the right choices were we didn’t either!  When she decided she wanted to learn to use her powers I was cheering her on.  It wasn’t until she got to the mansion where she was to train that I felt the doubt in her and it triggered the doubt in me.  
Decisions are not always easy things to make and in this case it was nearly impossible to know who was right and who was wrong. But Cameron was amazingly strong and knew what she believed and what she felt in her gut.  She stuck with those feelings even though it wasn’t always easy.  
Lewis was tender and sweet and so cute!  But the question is, how much of it is real? The whole time he almost seemed too good to be true but I found myself falling for him.  I was cheering them on and keeping my fingers crossed that the romance would work out for them.  
This is one of those books that you want to read slowly and savor, but you can’t because you have to know, what happens next?  And so your flying through it as fast as your little eyes can go.  
The question was always in my mind of wondering who she could really trust and the twists and turns thrown in the path made me question everything, you really don’t know where things are going!  And although not a terrible cliffhanger at the end,  it was still a very open so I’m anxious to see where she takes it in the next book.

I know many people aren’t so eager to read a self published author, there are some out there that aren’t even good writers.  But Lori Brighton is an accomplished writer who has been published by a publishing house in the past.  She is experienced and it shows in her work, you should definitely give her a chance!

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Want to win a copy of your own?  Lori is generously giving away 3 ebook copies to 3 random comments.  You must be 13 yrs old or older to enter.  Just leave a comment about the review and your contact info and your entered!  This is open internationally since it’s an ebook. This contest will end Feb. 28th 2011.

Disclosure: I was given an ecopy of this book for review purposes.  I was not paid or influenced in any way.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Comments

  1. Don’t enter me for the giveaway because I’ve got it already. I’m thinking after this review though I really need to move it up the TBR list!! Thanks! :)

  2. I don’t mind the idea of a self published author. I have read a few that I really enjoyed.
    This book looks really really good to me. hope to win!!
    twimom101 at yahoo dot com

  3. love the giveaway!!
    and your review :D
    i really like the description and the cover!
    so cute <3
    thanks for the giveaway and the review!!
    if you loved it, i will obviously love to read it!
    thanks!!!

    andiiblogs(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I like the sound of this book. I haven’t read that many mind reader books before so I’m very intrigued. Like you said, I don’t usually go with salf.published novels but this books sounds really interesting, I think I’ll give it a shot :)

    Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

  5. The cover is just fantastic. This sounds like a very good book. Given what you have put in your review I need to add this to my TBR pile.
    Thanks for the heads up.

    hopelovehappyendings(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I’ve seen this one on a few different blogs and the response seems very positive for it. The whole mind-reading thing is getting more popular, but I’m still very interested in The Mind Readers. (And the cover is gorgeous)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    wickedawesomebooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. This book sounds pretty interesting. Self-published authors don’t bother me at all. Yeah, there are some bad ones…but for the most part, i’ve found better more original stories in the self published area :)

    please enter me

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  8. I always love contests! This book sounds really fascinating. The books you can’t put down until you’ve finished them are always my favourite. Can’t wait to read it!

    Thanks for putting up the giveaway.

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