Seventeen-year-old Kearly Ashling can travel anywhere her mind takes her—literally. Becoming Empress of the planet Cyeor and battling monstrous, otherworldly creatures isn’t a problem. Living among the elves on the Plains of Glasslyn has yet to be an issue, as well. Even touring normal places like Paris, London, Tokyo, and the Amazon Rainforest isn’t difficult.
But traveling through her imagination isn’t just fun and games—it has consequences. Following a battle on the planet Cyeor, she’s visited by a guy who’s unimagined. He warns her to stop using her gift or they will find her. Kearly doesn’t heed the messenger’s advice and soon wishes she had. When the messenger finds her again, he transports her to the M.I.N.D., a corporation which specializes in “healing the psyche.” Once she’s inside the M.I.N.D.’s doors, however, Kearly realizes escaping is nearly impossible.
Now, she must figure out the M.I.N.D.’s true intent, try not to fall for the irritating-yet-handsome messenger, and find a way to outsmart the organization before they stop her from ever imagining again.
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I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book very much. The author did a great job with character development and the storyline was flawless. I loved the the female lead was a strong one. Kearly wasn't afraid to stand up for herself and though she came from a less than perfect home she never let it get her down. I will definitely be on the look out for the next installment! Can't wait to read other stories from this author too!
This is Liz from Science Fiction and Such, and I was asked to read this book in exchange for a honest review. Kearly Ashling is not my first impression of Mind’s Eye. Well, it was Kearly, but I didn’t know it was. I got to start this book on a totally different planet, and that was pretty cool… Now, Kearly comes across as your typically ill adjusted, angry at the world, rebellious teenager. Dark hair, dark clothes… what we called emo when I was a middle school teacher. Her mother, Tabitha, certainly isn’t any help. Smoking, drinking, and probably on drugs, Kearly is more in charge of their household than she is. With such a dysfunctional life, Kearly has a secret that allows to her escape into her imagination. Not just a daydreamer, she actually creates and goes to the worlds she imagines. She thinks she is keeping it a secret until a young man walks into one of her dreamscapes and warns her that using her ability could be the end of life as she knows it. When she doesn’t heed his warning, she ends up on an quest to end M.I.N.D. before they take away her ability ever being able to use her imagination again. As for setting, Ms. Rogers does a great job describing the dreamscapes that Kearly creates, other than that, all you need to imagine is a typical high school and a typical trailer park home. You’ll have it pegged. I love the diverse story telling in Mind’s Eye, from alien planets to fantasy realms to the real world, this book has a little bit of everything. I would even be on the verge of giving this book 5 broken clocks, except for one thing…. You do need to be warned that there is quite a bit of vulgar language. I know that most high schoolers are exposed to/speaking these words, but I just don’t see the need to sensationalize it with a character that you are going to be rooting for. I believe that Ms. Rogers is using Kearly’s language to help paint a realistic picture of this girl’s life, but I just don’t like reading it (or hearing it in movies). In my opinion, there is always a better choice than cursing. So, read and enjoy. I’m giving Mind’s Eye 4 broken clocks and if Kearly learns, in future books, to clean up her language, I could easily see myself giving 5.
I never bore my readers by rewriting the cover blurb of a book, but I do need to say that I wish I was a Dreamer! But I suppose as a writer I am the next best thing and will have to be satisfied with that. Obviously I enjoyed the premise of this book. Clearly Rebecca has a wonderful imagination too. With Kearly, we have a believable 17 year old with a horrible home life that makes us wish her well in her fascinating form of escape. The plot is a bit slow in the beginning as the author lays out the background and develops the characters and conflict, but once she is on a roll the story unfolds with twists and turns that are sure to keep the reader's attention to the very last. She uses description and images any reader can relate to. Who doesn't remember their mom giving them money for the ice cream truck? This is a great read and Young Adult to Young at Heart Readers as sure to enjoy this fast, easy read. Book Bling gives this story 3 1/2 Blings!