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Forbidden Mind (The Forbidden Trilogy, #1)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781466337930
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

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    Forbidden Mind Book One Sam is getting ready for her eighteenth

    Forbidden Mind Book One

    Sam is getting ready for her eighteenth birthday, when she can finally leave “rent-a-kid” where she and other kids with paranormal powers are used as spies to the highest bidder. After one of her missions she is taken back to the institute where she sees a guy who links to her mentally asking for help before he passes out. From that moment the two shares a connection that cannot be broken, but Drake has shown Sam a side of the institute she never wanted to believe and they must both fight for their lives to escape.

    Kimberly Kinrade has a great story going with Drake and Sam even the other students with paranormal powers, but to make it even better about halfway through she throws in a juicy twist making this an amazing read. I didn’t really feel the connection right away between Drake and Sam as the author had intended, I mean for me how can you fall in love with someone with only having seen them once at a glance? But as the story progresses you manage to fall in love right along with them. Putting the twist into this book was a stroke of genius adding a whole new level of depravity to an already atrocious situation. I cannot wait to keep reading, I just hope the author will not lose momentum and will continue to surprise us.
    I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    The book starts out at school with Sam. She is painting and drea

    The book starts out at school with Sam. She is painting and dreaming about the future, going to college and having fun with her friends.
    Things take a turn when Sam gets told she has to take a job and risk missing the most important event in her life.
    The thing about her school is they are also a Rent-A-Kid.
    They are kids with special Para Powers that get rented out to the rich and powerful to work.
    Sam Starts to find herself and not letting others push her around anymore.

    Drake gets introduced while he is surfing. He feels at home in the water but today he senses someone watching him and nor for a good reason.
    He gets back to his apartment and his roommate tries to get him to lay low but Drake doesn't listen listen.
    Then while heading to visit Father Patrick he springs into action and uses his powers to save a life.
    Father Patrick protects him and warns him to be careful.
    Drake decides to continue living his life and heads to a surfing competition. That is when things go south.

    Go read this book! I loved it. I started the book over and could not put it down.
    The story is so well written. They make sure that you can follow along as it jumps from Sam to Drake's point of view.
    This book is the first in a trilogy and is a must for lovers of paranormal, romance and mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 8, 2013

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

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    My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!! I loved this b

    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!!

    **Book gifted to me as part of a blog tour for honest review

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    Throughout this novel Kinrade shows the best and worst of humani

    Throughout this novel Kinrade shows the best and worst of humanity. Through her amazing story and flawless writing Kinrade highlights this in a manner that defies conventional storytelling. As always, Kinrade draws you in and keeps a hold throughout. I couldn’t put this novel down, even for a second.




    This novel is eloquently written while remaining entertaining. I really appreciate that Kinrade takes the time to turn out a well written, well edited novel. This compliments the very solidly built storyline to create an experience well worth her readers’ time and effort. I like how she smoothly switches from the 1st to the 3rd person as she switches perspective between the two main characters. It adds extra intensity and clarity to the story. It is also so well done that it never breaks the flow of the story.




    I love how Kinrade develops her characters. Each is developed individually, but in a manner that suits the story and their role in it. She never throws out random details just for the sake of it. Everything adds to the characters as we know them, and helps to build the story.




    This novel has suspense galore. But it is also full of emotion. I found myself really getting into the story and rooting for the hero and heroine. It was such a rush. I’m still reeling. But wow, what a way to start a relationship….




    Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    If it were possible to give a bazillion star review, I would wit

    If it were possible to give a bazillion star review, I would with this book. Author Kimberly Kinrade did a fantastical job in all aspects of this story: great storyline, great characters, and great twists. Right from the start, I was drawn in and connected immediately with main character Sam. Drake comes in a little after and I really liked him as well. Without spoiling it too much for the next reader, I want to go on about the particulars and why I liked this book so much...

    Quick background: Sam has para-powers- she can read minds and is a student among other fellow para- power students (each has different paranormal talents). This school is also their home in which they call rent a kid. Sent there at a young age by their parents to protect and help them develop their special talent, they are tucked away inside wooden landscape somewhere in the US in which they have no idea where. They call it rent a kid for a reason, each one is rented out to the rich to utilize their special powers for their personal gain.
    Even though Sam can read minds, she's also is a very talented artist and just wants to graduate rent a kid school and get out. Go to NY and the Rose Lawrence art school and live a happily ever after normal life. Unfortunately the staff of the school has other plans and Sam soon learns there is no normal life for her.

    Drake is every girl's dream guy who surfs the waves along with being that tall, ripped and handsome fellow. He too has para-powers, but has eluded being noticed for a while now. Suddenly on the day that could change everything for him, he is kidnapped.

    Slowly these two characters connect and merge together in a way that draws you in more and on a personal level. I really began to feel connected with these two, cheering them on and feeling devastated right there with them at vulnerable times. A romance buds and a twist or two in this story that will leave you just as mind boggled as the characters are. But Sam and Drake are tough and clever and work well with each other in their fight against the bad guys.

    Ok, that's it...this is a must read that will leave you ready to snatch up the next book in the series in which I shall be devouring right after I leave this review. Next book in this series is Forbidden Fire.

    I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review...this is my honest review.

    Author A.D. Duling

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    recommended

    like xmen school hope to see what happens next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Great series

    If you love all the possiblities of fantasy worlds and going on fabulous journeys....you have to try this series...first book is free....so you lose nothing by checking it out! Keep writing you two!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Romantc, advenerous, yet thrilling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amazing book. Its romsntic yet thrilling. Keptvme on the edge f my seat. Found myself unable to put the book down literally i ended up stayig up till 4 in the morning till i ginally finshed the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Great Read

    Would recommend to teenagers as well as adults. Worth the time to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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    Posted May 5, 2014

    Get it

    U wont regret

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    Posted October 8, 2013

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    This is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

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    I had bought this book not long after I first got my kindle, and

    I had bought this book not long after I first got my kindle, and have now read it a second time as part of a review tour for Innovative Online Book Tours. Originally I thought that this book would have a similar feel to X-Men Origins, as they both have brought together kids with paranormal abilities into a controlled setting. However, the story loses all of the reminders from that film almost instantly as you are drawn into the world that Sam inhabits and see her struggles. With twists and turns and an edge of your seat need to see what the kids will make of each new discovery, as a first in the series this is a perfect lead in to build a history and world, and set the ultimate conflict between controlling your own destiny and simply being controlled.

    The writer has a style that smoothly integrates the action and character relationships with an underlying tension provided by the ‘what next’. While the story does veer off into elements that are darker than manipulation of young adults for their powers, it should be noted that there are mentions of past abuse and some darkly violent scenes. As part of the Trilogy, this is an excellent lead in that will keep readers engaged and looking forward to the next episode.

    I previously purchased an eBook copy prior to the offer to review for IOB Tours was presented. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted November 23, 2012

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    A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review. T

    A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review. The Forbidden Mind is a journey of love, action, and suspense. Alternating between Sam and Drake's views you get to see their perspectives and how their paths intertwine. Although reminiscent of X-Men the Forbidden Mind carves out its own rightful place in fantasy with its unique qualities. Sam has the power to read people's minds and her ability develops throughout the entire book and it's really fun to see her progression. At first I was a little wary of Sam because she didn't seem to have much of a backbone but as things start to move along she starts holding her own. & Let me just say I love strong female heroines, and the way things shape up in this book she's well on her way to becoming one.

    Then there's Drake.. a spicy hot surfer boy who also has an enviable ability..or a few. His power is the ability to control minds and the additional power of superhuman strength. What a sexy combination of gifts - get anyone to do whatever you want and then lift up a car for fun, yeah - awesome. That's what I imagine his life is like...at least up until you read about his past which is some seriously dark sh**. I kept holding my breath while reading because there are a lot of I-can't-believe-that-actually-happened-oh-my-god moments. LOVED how Sam and Drake team up and become a force to be reckoned with; they're totally complimentary of each other in so many ways.

    Another thing I liked was the modern world aspect with special facilities that houses people with para-powers. The facility called Rent-A-Kid has a campus, medical building, shops, cafes etc. It's almost like a Dystopian novel within the fantasy genre, it does such a great job of blending these elements seamlessly together. Pretty much like a world within a world and it's soo cool.

    There are a couple of intense scenes that might make you cringe at the violence of it so BEWARE. Some topics mentioned are child pornography, abuse along with other dark subject matter. This series is YA but it's probably more suitable for ages 16+. However, it's very compelling and twists into an unexpected and very interesting plot. Forbidden Mind lures you into its web of espionage and super wicked para-powers. It's different, imaginative and suspensefully thrilling. Usually I have a great sense for finding good books and then I came across the Forbidden Trilogy...and I wish I had discovered it SO MUCH sooner. I enjoyed this first book A LOT. Kimberly Kinrade proves that she can turn a clichéd super-power story into something different and darkly entertaining! Everyone should pick up this series because a.) you won't be able to put it down, and b.) because I've read best-sellers that aren't even in Forbidden Mind's league!

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

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    WOW, What a ride. This book is amazing, writing is top notch. A MUST Read!!

    Man, where to start? It blew my socks off! That’s where, this book was amazing, so well written, and hooks you in from the very start. It’s like a show I used to watch, called Dark Angel, but throw in some X-men, with a little of that movie Push and some unconventional romance and you have this amazing story!

    Once you’re past the normal, get to know the characters part, it really gets intense and sure gets me completely invested in the journey Sam (a girl) and Drake, and the twins Luke and Lucy.
    I love the whole idea behind this, as it has the believable element to it. In the way, if our race of humans (government maybe) found out there were people like Sam, Drake, Lucy and Luke, among all the others, that this is something I would not put past us humans. Gathering them up, to use to their own financial gain, and worse, but will leave that for you to discover. They are basically prisoners, but didn’t know if for most of their life. They were told they were being “protected” but people with nefarious intentions for them, while all along, these people were the ones to be afraid of.

    We start in Sam’s Point of view which is written in 1st person, and we go back and forth from Sam and Drake. Now when at
    Drake’s point of view, its 3rd person. I had to get used to this style, but liked it, each chapter starts with the name of whoever the point of view is from.

    Sam can read minds, and Drake can do more, he can “push” thoughts, or bend them to his will, and he has superhuman strength. I will leave what the twins can do a mystery. No spoilers here.

    The love story part is great; I love that Sam and Drake fall in love over a span of many months at least (and only contact in their mind). As he is captured and imprisoned, he is kept drugged so he can’t use his strength and his mind control. So strapped to a bed, he is able to reach out to Sam’s mind, and they form this link, a 2 way communication, which is something Sam has never experienced. So through this connection, they are in each other’s minds, and form a bond like no other could in a normal way. She does not judge him for some of the things Drake has had to do. Think of bad evil foster people, beating a poor young boy, well, once he develops his power, you can imagine what happens. She does not judge, she sees and feels what he went through. His nightmares become her nightmares. They form a love that is epic.
    I can go on all day on how much I love Drake. He is the ultimate guy all around.
    There is so many great twist and turns in this book, and you wont see them coming. I do not want to say much more. Just give this book a try. Visit me and others on the book tour.
    5 out of 5 stars for me.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

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    Great twist on super powers story

    This book was introduced to me as X-Men meets Dollhouse. Those are two of my favorites, so my answer was a definite “yes!”.

    And it is true, there are X-Men-ish and Dollhouse-ish elements to Forbidden Mind. But I think that is selling it short. There is a giant personal element here that I don’t think either of those other stories captured.

    Sam is the female protagonist. She goes to private school and works for the school in an operative type status. The students have dubbed the school as “Rent-A-Kid”. Their services are sought out for different reasons, depending on the kid hired. The element that makes “Rent-A-Kid” special is that all of its employees slash students have special powers. Sam can read minds. Her friend, Lucy, is basically a human lie detector. Lucy’s brother, Luke, can walk through walls!

    “Help Me. They took me. Help me, please.”

    His name is Drake Davis, and he is a mystery. And he needs help. Sam hears this one day in her thoughts when she comes back from a job. And it begins a series of questions and secrets revealed that will dramatically change her life forever.

    This story, while short, had a ton of intriguing factors to it. First, there are the super powers each person has. Of course that is awesome. Then there is the whole deal of the kids being basically farmed out for their special powers to be used on assignment, which is usually some type of corporate espionage type deal.

    The characters are well written, and develop well within the story. It is a fast paced story, for sure, and full of action. This is something I was very impressed with since the main character is telepathic, and a good portion of the story actually takes place within her mind.

    The supporting characters are wonderful and varied, and I really hope we get to know them more in the future. If you are into private school type stories, or super power stories, then you will like this one. I very much encourage you to read this because there are some definite twists and turns that you do NOT see coming at all – and it is very refreshing and made for a really terrific read.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Incredible YA Read. If you like a good story then you must check this out!!

    Fordidden Mind is an excellent Young Adult novel and the first in a very promising series.

    The main theme behind it all is fantastic. Kids with super power being rented out as spies. How awesome does that sound already.

    The story follows one girl who is coming of age and no longer needed by the company 'rent-a-kid'and is looking forward to starting her life. College, a house a job. However, without giving anything away, a chance meeting with a new kid with powers similar to her own changes her life and opens up her world to the true horror thast she has been living in.

    If you like reading YA than this book is definately for you, and if you love an entertaining read that has you hooked from the first word, then this book is definately for you.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Must Read YA Fiction!! Perfect for all ages.

    Fordidden Mind is an excellent Young Adult novel and the first in a very promising series.

    The main theme behind it all is fantastic. Kids with super power being rented out as spies. How awesome does that sound already.

    The story follows one girl who is coming of age and no longer needed by the company 'rent-a-kid'and is looking forward to starting her life. College, a house a job. However, without giving anything away, a chance meeting with a new kid with powers similar to her own changes her life and opens up her world to the true horror thast she has been living in.

    If you like reading YA than this book is definately for you, and if you love an entertaining read that has you hooked from the first word, then this book is definately for you.

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