Thursday, January 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

By: Jus Accardo
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
From Goodreads: 
 "Sequel to TOUCH.

When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead..."

I loved Touch, if you haven't read it you should.  You can find the first few chapters here.  For those of you that have already read Touch you can go here to read character interviews.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Open Minds

Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: November 1, 2011

"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." (From

Susan Quinn builds an amazing futuristic world where everyone can read mind once they reach puberty and it is those that cannot link in with others that are outcasts and are known as zeros. Kira was an amazing heroine I was drawn into her emotions and world as she struggles against the prejudice of being a zero.  I have found a new book boyfriend in Rafe, if I have one complaint about this book it is that there wasn’t enough of Rafe.  He protects and supports Kira as best he can as she struggles everyday to make it through school while the teachers teaches telepathically, all electronics are controlled mentally, and she is targeted by bullies (pravers).  This has great character development and goes at a great pace as they story unfolds.  Even as Kira begins to develop powers she discovers she must hid them or risk even worse prejudice than being a zero (and she’s not the only one).  Kira does not set out to become a hero, but does anyway though her courageous actions throughout the book.  This was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to read the second book Open Hearts. 

You can read the first chapter here.