Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy)

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Overview

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 underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

"I’m not entirely sure Susan Kaye Quinn didn’t jack into my mind herself to make me fall in love with this book! This book is full of awesome.” - Jade Hanke’s Review

"Wow – just when I was getting a little bored of YA a book like this comes along and just wows me back! ... I was holding my breath right up until the last page." - Mel's Random Reviews

Mindjack Trilogy (MindjackTrilogy.com)
Mind Games (short prequel to Open Minds)
Open Minds (Book One)
Closed Hearts (Book Two)
Free Souls (Book Three)...coming soon.

Mindjack Origins short stories
Mind Games - Raf's story
The Handler - Julian's story
The Scribe - Sasha's story
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013294899
  • Publisher: Susan Quinn
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Series: Mindjack Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 147,283
  • File size: 751 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. She pursued a bunch of engineering degrees and worked a lot of geeky jobs, including turns at GE Aircraft Engines, NASA, and NCAR. Now that she writes novels, her business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist" and she doesn't have to sneak her notes anymore. All that engineering comes in handy when dreaming up paranormal powers in future worlds or mixing science with fantasy to conjure slightly plausible inventions. Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as much as she can handle. Check out the Mindjack trilogy website (www.MindjackTrilogy.com) for more information about her books, and subscribe to her newsletter ( to be notified of upcoming releases.
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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    I just finished the trilogy and wish to give 2.5 for average, bu

    I just finished the trilogy and wish to give 2.5 for average, but that isnt possible. This is a coming of age story from a teen girls perspective mote than anything else. The mind jacking and reading are not well explored, though inter and intrapersonal drama are entertaining. The first and thrird book are best. I wish the author had spent a bit more time developing a background for the jacking and reading as this would have justified the inclusion of these stories as science fiction. As is stands, I would call it a coming of age drama with a tiny bit of scifi. It saddens me that somone that apparently earned sciece degrees could not remember freshman biology and physiology. Kira's ability to turn her muscles into fast twich function by thought alone was a complete misreading of the science and bothersome to those who know. One would think one of her editors would catch shuch glaring errors. With that said, just a tiny bit more of a biological and neurological basis for mindjacking and reading would have been both very easily accomplished and made the story more believable and enjoyable to read. Do not read these books if you are looking for anything more than emotional teenage girl drama, because it just isnt there. As for my overall rating as 2.5, pleas know that it amuses me that nearly every review at this site is excelent or above average. I save 4 and 5 star reviews for those that rise above the average novel and this series, while good, is just average. I hope other reviewers start rating similarly, or some can explain to me why the average review places the average book up there with those ofnthe masters.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Told from Kira Moore's first-person perspective, Open Minds has

    Told from Kira Moore's first-person perspective, Open Minds has a strong voice that puts the reader right into the mind of a young girl tackling complex problems, while the futuristic setting Susan Kaye Quinn creates seems like it could be just around the corner.

    Sixteen year-old Kira Moore hasn't changed like the rest of the kids; she isn't telepathic, and her mind is closed to the "readers" of the world...which is everyone else. She's an outcast, a "zero," and her few friends have abandoned her. If you can't be "read," then you can lie, and if you can lie, then how can you be trusted? Cut off from normal relationships, Kira exists in a world where the fluid sharing of emotions is an ecstasy, and the lack thereof is an agony. Tortured by her outcast status and denied the ordinary things that most kids take for granted, invisibility is her best defense.

    But when Rafael - soccer star, school heartthrob, and her best friend since childhood - makes a move on Kira, it's the catalyst for a psychic change and she quickly discovers that she's not just a "zero."

    When shady Simon Zagan enters the fold and begins to teach Kira what she can really do, life starts to change and Kira is finally accepted by her classmates. She is soon swept into a dangerous world of political criminals, corrupt government officials, and a dark conspiracy with global ramifications.

    She's not a "zero." She's something worse.

    Open Minds is addictive, and I had trouble putting it down, even though it's one of those reads that might not appeal to many grown men. I mean, it's about a teenage girl tackling all the normal problems that a teenage girl has, like dating and who to kiss. Not usually my cup of tea! But it also has some great sci-fi dynamics that really carry the book, especially around the ability to lie, invade peoples' minds, change memories, and influence dreams. As Kira begins to crave being a "zero" again, the adventure grows darker and she's swept out of a life she believed couldn't get much worse. Other authors often rely on violence or subversive elements, but Quinn successfully navigates the darker elements of her story without becoming gory or explicit, making Open Minds a great read for pre-teens and Young Adults. And it obviously appeals to thirty-something year-old men as well!

    I'm looking forward to reading the sequel because simply put, Quinn has hit a home run!

    ~Vlad Vaslyn ~ Author of Brachman's Underworld ~

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

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    AWESOME!

    Unique concept that captivates you from the beginning and keeps you enthralled throughout! I'm usually not a fan of dystopian novels, but this one i thoroughly enjoyed =)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    Great novel - I highly recommend it!

    Open Minds is a novel on a whole new frequency of brainwave functionality. It entertains new possibilities of thought. Of secrets and governmental cover ups. It's intense and exciting. And it will keep you glued to the edge of your seat.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    This is a great story that has a heroine who doesn't make you wa

    This is a great story that has a heroine who doesn't make you want to shake some sense into her. It was a well thought out story that didn't lead you in all the predictable places.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Great dystopian read!

    This is a novel that let's you know how much it would suck if we could all read each others minds all the time. Kira was a little chicken at first, but as the book went along she became a strong young woman with some fight in her. I grew to like Simon and then of course something had to happen near the end, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Great book for teens and adults, and the book stays pretty clean for anyone.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    Oh my God! What a fantastic story! The author had me clinging to

    Oh my God! What a fantastic story!
    The author had me clinging to the edge of my seat though out the entire book. From the beginng to the end I never knew what would happen to Kira Morre and the other characters next. This was a wonderful read. I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to review this book by the author. I sincerely urge readers of all ages to give this book a try. You will not be disappointed. I will give you a warning though; have a box of tissues nearby! The only thing that I am not happy about is that I have to wait for the next installment to come out before I can find out what happens next. If it were possible I would give this book six stars, but since I can't I will gladly give it five out of five.
    Jessica

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    a must read

    great book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Susan plunges readers into a compelling and frightening world where nearly everyone can read minds when they come of age. The very idea makes me shudder. This is easily one of the best books I've read not only this year, but in recent years. I loved it and highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    What a Concept

    An original concept. You actually feel for the heroine and what she goes through and even though she hated being different you can't help but say be careful what you wish for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

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    I found the book to be entirely too slow and the random inclusio

    I found the book to be entirely too slow and the random inclusion of words that the author made up just annoyed me. I liked the concept though and the characters weren't terrible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    very good

    It's been a while since I read this, so it's blurred into other reading! I enjoyed it enough to look forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Loved It!!

    This was a great book with amazing writing and a touch of romance. You can really feel the characters emotions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Great book

    Well written, easy read, love the whole trilogy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Great Book!

    I am halfway through the second one and can't wait to get started on the third. I couldn't put this one down.

    The author takes mind reading to an interesting level. The main character, Kira, is spunky. Great, unassuming heroine! She's a great girl with a lot of heart.

    Definitely worth the read.

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  • Posted December 30, 2013

    Slow start, but good read.

    At the first of the book, she kept going over and over how she was a zero. I almost quit the book, but then the writer got in the grove. First quarter of the book is slow, but the rest is a great read. I would recomend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Omg i love it

    I really love this book it gets my attention i fail in love with this book wen i got bored at home i started reading this book an i was not bored anymore i really recomand u to read this book i bet u will like it have fun it keeps u awake i promise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Pretty good

    Better than I thought it would be.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    I love the spin that Susan put on mind reading.  All the differe

    I love the spin that Susan put on mind reading.  All the different struggles Kira has to go through would have broken an average person, but she is stronger than that.  The action, the missed connections, the deceit and lies, family issues, etc  etc make this a great book.  This story comes recommended by me!

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