Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade


If you could read minds or control others thoughts, would you?  Your first response might be ---hell yes.  But give it some more thought. This is a hard question for adults, even harder for young adults who have been sheltered, or is it locked away, in a school designed for paranormal kids.  They have all the things any child or teenager could want, except freedom.  They are the Rent-a-Kids, hired out to normal people who need their abilities for private or governmental purposes. The subject of Kimberly Kinrade's Forbidden Mind-- Book 1 of the Forbidden Series.

They are drugged when transported to and from the school to their “assignments” and so have no idea where they are living.  And yet, Sam, Lucy and Luke try to live like normal teens forming bonds of friendship to see them through until they are liberated into the real world at eighteen.  
But as Sam approaches her 18th birthday, things start to unravel. But in the midst of destruction and sorrow, she sees a young man in her dreams. When she connects with him telepathically, she finds her possible soul mate and salvation.  But others have different plans for the couple.

Kidnapping, murder and twisted genetic engineering keep this novel racing forward.

This is a wonderful edition to the YA genre that will be enjoyed by adults as well. The first in a trilogy, I look forward to reading the other two books. The characters are well developed and written to sound their age. The plot is well developed with twists and turns that keep you interested. The hints at the larger plot and players leave unanswered questions that are perfectly staged to bring you back.
There were a few editing issues, but none which detracted from the overall story. 
I give it 4-1/2 triskeles  



I have the pleasure of getting to cyber-meet Kimberly Kinrade during a joint blog tour she had with Zoe Winters. Through that, I found her writing.  I recommend her as one of the bright lights of the YA and NA genre.

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, Bella World, and Maddie World all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans, her two cats who think they're gods, and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.