The Armchair Squid has gathered together a little group of bloggers who have signed up to share monthly their favourite book read within the last month. This little haphazard book club of sorts "meets" on the last Friday of every month, and today is the last Friday of June, so here I am!
Not very long ago I posted a list of books I'd read lately, along with some mini-reviews, and my choice for today's book club post is Open Minds, book 1 in Susan Kaye Quinn's Mindjack series. Here is the blurb from GoodReads:
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 world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.
To paraphrase my rather "succinct" GoodReads review, what I liked about this book was a) the setting (I'm definitely a fan of sci-fi and this book was set far in the future, even if it was a world much like ours in many ways), b) the characters - I cared about their fate, including the ones I didn't like at all, and c) SKQ's writing style. So I guess there wasn't much (or anything) I didn't like. I'll definitely be reading more of Susan's stuff in future!
With all that said, I'm currently reading two books that I'm absolutely loving, though one has some formatting issues (free e-book). The books are:
- Riversong by Tess Thompson
- War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
So you can definitely expect more book reviews next month. :) More than likely in mini-format though, as I quite like doing things that way.