Thursday, May 31, 2012
Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn (Blog tour with ebook giveaway)
Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Dystopian YA
Source: Received to review
Book Description from Goodreads: When you control minds, only your heart can be used against you.
Eight months ago, Kira Moore revealed to the mindreading world that mindjackers like herself were hidden in their midst. Now she wonders if telling the truth was the right choice after all. As wild rumors spread, a powerful anti-jacker politician capitalizes on mindreaders’ fears and strips jackers of their rights. While some jackers flee to Jackertown—a slum rife with jackworkers who trade mind control favors for cash—Kira and her family hide from the readers who fear her and jackers who hate her. But when a jacker Clan member makes Kira’s boyfriend Raf collapse in her arms, Kira is forced to save the people she loves by facing the thing she fears most: FBI agent Kestrel and his experimental torture chamber for jackers.
See the Mindjack Trilogy website (mindjacktrilogy.com) for more information.
Mind Games (prequel short story to Open Minds)
Open Minds (Book One)
Closed Hearts (Book Two)
My thoughts: Kira should be considered a hero for her actions in the previous book, instead life has become harder for the mind jackers. she lives in a world where people can link and share their thoughts, except for her and a minority of the population who can control people's thoughts. The populace in afraid of the new strain evolving from their mind readers.
She has moved and changed her name. Unfortunately she can not escape who she is and her past. It comes back to haunt her when she is forced to cooperate with a group of talented jackers, or else face the possibility of her boyfriend, Raf, being harmed.
She is sucked back into a world she would rather leave behind. Forced to deal with many corrupt people who want to use her for their own gain.
This book is very well written. Susan Kaye Quinn was able to create a very visually viable culture. Her attention to the detail of the dystopian future is well thought out and very interesting.
I felt for Kira and the many dilemma's she faced. Sometimes I wanted to scream with her. (Ok, she didn't scream, but she really should have!)
This is a wonderful sequel. I just found she has a short story written from Raf's point of view. It's called "Mind Games". I am very excited to read it and find out more about the characters of her imagination.
This is a trilogy that is definitely worth reading.
I recently found Mind Games at Amazon Kindle for Free. Here is the link if you are interested in getting a copy for yourself! Mind Games (Mindjack Origins)
Giveaway! Susan is graciously offering an ebook copy of "Open Minds" or "Closed Hearts" depending on which the winner would prefer. She will also be giving the winner a copy of "Mind Games" to the winner.
Please enter using the rafflecopter.
You must be 13 or older to enter.
This is for an eBook copy.
Contest ends on June 8th. The winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond with their eBook choice. If I do not hear from him/her, a new winner will be chosen.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Susan is the author of the bestselling YA novel Open Minds, Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy, which is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. The sequel Closed Hearts was just released 5/23. Susan's business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist," but she mostly plays on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Posted by Lisa Faber at 3:30 AM