Berls Review ~ #COYER Buddy Read of Mind Readers

Posted January 15, 2020 by Berls in Review / 10 Comments

Berls Review ~ #COYER Buddy Read of Mind ReadersThe Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
Series: Mind Readers #1
Published by Lori Brighton on December 7, 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 170
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon Freebie

Librarian's Note: Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.
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.
Best for ages 14 and over.
Book 1: The Mind ReadersBook 2: The Mind Thieves

I buddy read Mind Readers with Anne from Books of My Heart (she’s posting her review tomorrow I believe). She also is giving it 2.5 stars.

My top thoughts:

I really really wanted to like this. I love mind reading capabilities and I feel like this had the potential to be one I loved. But it didn’t go there. It was too juvenile for me (and I like YA in general). Her mood was just so wishy-washy and the romance felt contrived. And while the mind abilities had potential, they were largely unrealized. I did like the story line/plot, which is why I kept reading. I wanted to see what would happen. However, I won’t be reading on to the next book.

Who I think would like it:

Fans of YA who don’t mind it getting REALLY juvenile would probably enjoy it, as that was my main problem. I think if you’re looking for a book with really cool mind-reading abilities, this will let you down, though (at least it did me). It had the potential, but you couldn’t see it through the noise. Too bad.

2.5 stars Meh

Berls is sharing her review of #COYER buddy read Mind Readers. 2.5/5 stars :/ Click To Tweet

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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10 responses to “Berls Review ~ #COYER Buddy Read of Mind Readers

  1. Jen

    Oh that’s too bad. I hate when I’m disappointed in a book I wanted to like or looked good. Oh well, they can’t all be winners.

  2. I think I’ve got a couple older ones by this author on my Kindle shelf. I hope they are not just as juvenile since I don’t connect with those either.

    • Oh i know! Not even in the same realm. Of course, they are different kinds of books, but this one really wasted it’s potential IMO