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’ve read a few other paranormal romances by Lori Brighton and I’ve enjoyed her writing. So when this came up on Amazon as a freebie I was pretty excited. I don’t discriminate in my paranormal romances and welcome YA reads with arms wide open. I will say that this was one of the better written young adult books I have read. The plot and action move along pretty seamlessly, which I expected with having read her other works.
Cameron (Cam) Winters is a very likable heroine. I was a bit disappointed that she didn’t give too much thought to the life she left behind (but then I think…how much of that is her fault and how much is Lewis’s fault). She thought of her Grandmother a few times but not as often as one would expect. But she makes up (IMO) for it with how steadfast she is on doing the right thing, even when doing the right thing just really sucks. When Lewis comes around and he’s just like her, it’s like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders. She and her Grandmother aren’t the only freaks! Which brings me to Lewis, I want to punch him in the throat. I’ll leave it at that so I don’t spoil anything for you.
I do wish that there was more development with some of the secondary characters, but there are 2 more books and that may or may not happen in those. I am looking forward to reading the next 2 installments of this series. And for $2.99 each, that’s a steal.
The Mind Readers was a 4 out of 5 stars for me. I read it in less then a day (you know it’s good when you try to turn your Kindle off but you turn it back on because you need to know what happened). 🙂