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Posted June 13, 2013
Great Quote: ¿My mind flashed to an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoo
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“My mind flashed to an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon I’d seen years ago. They were sliding down a mountain on a sled as Calvin spouted that the value of ignorance is bliss. Once we know something, he argued, we are forced to consider personal change in order to fix the problems that we see. If we persist in ignorance, we can stay cocooned in our beliefs — we can remain happy. At the end, when they fly off a cliff and crash, Hobbes remarks that he can’t handle this much bliss.
In my heart I knew that to stay blind would not lead to any happy endings… No matter how unpleasant the truth, I had to face it and change my life to fix the problems.”
The one blurb on this book that stated that this is a great mix of Dark Angel, Alias and X-Men pretty much hit it spot on. You’ve got kids with “para-powers” (super powers) that are sent off to do missions as soon as they hit 13. They are taken in from all sorts of homes, mostly when they are babies, and raised and educated at a private school that even the students don’t know where, geographically, it is located. Luke can walk through walls, Sam can read minds, Lucy can tell if you’re lying; some can control fire, some control metal (though not at a Magneto level), and one is a very good seductress, whom you, at first, hate. When they are 18, they are given their freedom… or so they think.
The reality of the situation is SO much worse than one first imagines.
I was drawn into this book because of the aforementioned blurb on the trio of known shows that come together to produce this magnificent trilogy. There were times when I had to put it down because my head was spinning. The first book is written mainly from Sam’s point of view, with a few chapters here and there written from others’ points of view… Eventually the point of view changes every chapter and, at one point, it’s told from a completely new character, to which I made a note in my Nook, “WHO THE HELL IS THIS NOW?!” It was a good note, not necessarily an angry one, but mostly just confused and, again, head-spinning.
The trilogy, as a whole, is a lot to take in — but it is very worth it. I don’t think it’s up to the level of the Hunger Games, which I couldn’t put down, except for a small point in the third book where the loss and devastation hit me so hard that it hurt my chest to keep reading (though I’d also been without sleep for a few days, which didn’t help). But it’s definitely engrossing and engaging and makes you feel as if you’re there. (Yes, that was a very redundant sentence. My point should be made.)
Not all the characters you think are good are, in fact, good. Not all the characters you think are bad are, in fact, bad. And every character made me want to punch them at least once, which is my new way of knowing if the character is real enough. If they make the mistakes or act like complete and utter douches, you know that, no matter their powers, they’re human. And it makes me like them even more.
Kimberly Kinrade wrote some powerful books here that you should most DEFINITELY spend $9.99 for all three! I mean, come on, that’s an awesome deal, and the fact that the books are worth it makes it even better.
Very well done, with only a few points where I was confused because SO much was going on at once, but all-in-all, absolutely superb!
Posted June 12, 2013
Awesome Action packed trilogy!! Must Read!!! **Book gifted to
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**Book gifted to me as part of a blog tour for honest review
Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
I loved this book :) Fantastic start to a new series, I was sucked straight into the story. There was no awkwardness that sometimes happens in the first book in a series while building the world. It was an easy read. Yes it was an absolute emotional rollercoaster. There were times I wanted to slap Sam and her friends for being so naïve (but it was the only thing they’ve ever known), but I also cried with them, raged, felt sorry for their childhoods being stolen from them, and so much more. Sam and Drake has this connection like soul mates, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Kimberly did a fantastic job, if the rest of the trilogy is like this she will be on my list of favorite authors. Must read for any paranormal, X-men, fantasy, and sci-fi fans :) Can’t wait to read the next one!!
Forbidden Fire - Book2
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!
Wow!! This book is even better than book 1. So much happening in this book, too exciting to put down! You learn answers to questions you had in book1, and you got answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. There is more violence in this book and some graphic (just wanted to make you aware). You know me, and I will not give away what happens in this book because I refuse to ruin your own journey into this awesome book. It does contain battles, lots of drama, family reunions, new friends, and lost friends. Kimberly does a fantastic job pulling you into the story and making you connect with all the characters you love. I absolutely recommend this story to fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal book lovers alike.
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
Well, this book did not disappoint :) It rocked!! It has a little bit of everything: air battles, volcano, mutants, magical island, reunion of friends, new family, new friends, more kidnappings, battles, lost trust, new love, and a struggle with most characters to figure out the correct path. Definitely an emotional rollercoaster!! You want to get the villains, cry with our heroes, and say Awww (because you are happy for them) when good things happens! This is a must read for anyone who started the trilogy and again if you love X-men and superheroes, you have got to read this :) The other sad part is that there is no more to read *sniff
Kimberly has made it to my favorite author list, and I need to see what else she has to read :)