Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn

Drugs in the water have caused people to evolve to be able to communicate telepathically. But not everyone can. Most people become Readers around puberty, but some never change and remain Zeros. Kira thinks she is a Zero, but it turns out she is actually a Jacker, and a strong one at that. Jackers hide in plain sight, some pretending to be Readers and others pretending to be Zeros. Jackers can not only read other people’s minds, they can control other people and even kill them. Not long after discovering her own abilities, Kira learns the Feds are experimenting on Jackers. She becomes determined to expose what is going on no matter the cost to herself.

While I’m not usually a science fiction fan, I enjoyed this one very much. I’ll definitely read the rest of the series (in fact, I’ve already started the second book). The book was slow to get started as it laid out the background information and set everything up, but once it took off, it really took off. I couldn’t put it down for the last quarter. I highly recommend Open Minds to adults and young adults alike.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 116
Pages Read in 2016: 31,587
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