Open Minds (Mindjack Series Book 1) - Susan Kaye Quinn

Open Minds (Mindjack Series Book 1)

By Susan Kaye Quinn

  • Release Date: 2012-09-02
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 381 Ratings

Description

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 underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.  
 
MINDJACK SERIES 
Open Minds (Book One) 
Closed Hearts (Book Two) 
Free Souls (Book Three)… coming April 2017 
Mindjack Short Story Collection (Novella Box Set) 
Locked Tight (Book Four)… coming April 2017 
 
FORMATS AND TRANSLATIONS 
Mindjack available in ebook, print, audiobook, French and German 
 
LIVE ACTION TRAILER 
Voted Best Trailer at the 2014 Illinois International Film Festival and one of 50 Most Cinematic Trailers Ever Made – check it out at Susan’s website. 
 
REVIEWS 
"Wow - just when I was getting a little bored of YA a book like this comes along and just wows me back! ... I was holding my breath right up until the last page." -Mel's Random Reviews 
 
"Wow oh Wow! I just inhaled this book. Quinn is an amazing author with an even more amazing imagination. In some ways Kira reminds me a lot of Katniss from the Hunger Games series." - TwiMom101 Book Blog 
 
"I'm not entirely sure Susan Kaye Quinn didn't jack into my mind herself to make me fall in love with this book! This book is full of awesome." - Jade Hanke's Review 
 
"Open Minds boils with action, adventure, and surprises. I was fully invested in this inventive world and the protagonist. A story that had me imagining what if, long after I finished it." -- Terry Lynn Johnson, author of  Dogsled Dreams 
 
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY 
Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies. 
  
She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity. 
  
See her website for free stories, trailers, and links to social media. 
SUE’S OTHER BOOKS 
SINGULARITY SERIES 
young adult science fiction 
• The Legacy Human (Book 1) 
• The Duality Bridge (Book 2) 
• The Illusory Prophet (Book 3) 
• The Stories of Singularity #1-4 (Novella Box Set) 
• Awakening (Stories of Singularity #5) 
 
MINDJACK SERIES 
young adult science fiction 
• Open Minds (Book 1) 
• Closed Hearts (Book 2) 
• Free Souls (Book 3) 
• Mindjack Short Story Collection (Novella Box Set) 
• Locked Tight (Book Four)  
 
THE ROYALS OF DHARIA 
sweet royal romance 
• Third Daughter (Book 1) 
• Second Daughter (Book 2) 
• First Daughter (Book 3) 
 
DEBT COLLECTOR 
adult future-noir 
• Season One 
• Season Two 

Reviews

  • Great

    5
    By Bdg:68
    You will be pleased with this authors work. You don't find many lesser known authors who can write with such a wonderful flow. Good character development. The story draws you in and you become part of it. Exciting and will keep you up late reading.
  • Excellent!!

    5
    By iamAnnaParker
    I loved reading Book 1 and look forward to many more books by this author! Thanks for keeping it clean for my teen daughter!
  • Original story line!

    5
    By Penny Yen
    I really enjoyed this book. Especially the more original story line. Kira discovers she is not a reader but a jacket. She can project her thoughts into another's kind. She's a strong character and at the age of 16, she's more than she appears to be. I was surprised at the death of a character, but felt their death was needed to give Kira that push to realise that there was no going back. But the character who died, he saved Kira. I liked how the author killed someone off (no fairy tales here!) it was refreshing to read. I mean, you have all these books, and rarely the author kills off a main character. You felt the characters needless death more. Anyways, it is a good read. There are some points where the author jumps around and is hard to follow, and some of the words used the author expected the reader to learn new slangs for a society about 100 years in the future.
  • Captivating from the beginning!

    4
    By KimzeyC
    I'm going to first say, I ship Raf and Kira and it has never changed. I never liked Simon, which I mean I guess we're not supposed to but still not the point. This book had me on a roller coaster from anger, to denial, to being fine. I couldn't stop reading it! It is captivating from the beginning and I am going to read more! I'm probably going to end up buying the actual books(if it's available). Open Minds has awesome characters and character building. The plot was on point and although there are many Y.A. books about mind reading and all that, I feel like this one is better.
  • GREAT BOOK

    5
    By Freemusiclover7231
    This book was amazing. I was so addicted to it!
  • Awesome Book

    5
    By Larissa SC
    This was a great book. But why did Simon have to DIE??!! I was so upset and heartbroken when he died. But great book !!!
  • Yes

    4
    By Academy 3
    An interesting book about mind jacking or mind control.
  • From Exciting to what?

    2
    By Cate The DJ
    Not the best ending, could have been better, still shocked about Simon
  • Omg

    5
    By Sugericepop
    As soon as i read the first chapter i already wanted this to be a movie
  • ?????

    3
    By T977997
    Ok. Does it bother anyone else that Simon dies? Seriously. I don't get it. And supposedly Raf becomes her boyfriend after Simon dies. Too soon, Kira. Too soon. Does this bother anyone else? Thx...