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 mind reader 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 mind jackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.
©2011 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2013 Susan Kaye Quinn
I purchased this audible book to sync with the Kindle version. I typically do this because as I get deeper into a story I enjoy I find it hard to put down and having the audible version means I can usually continue the story while I do chores around the house. In this case however, I found myself so annoyed with the narrator that I actually only listened to about 25% of it via audio book.
As for the story itself....there was not enough character development of Kira (the protagonist) for me to ever really come to like or care about her. Or any of the characters really. Simon seems abusive while Raf seems altogether too ineffectual. To say more would involve spoilers.
The only word to describe the narrator's voice is "irritating". Perhaps she was chosen because she has a "young" sounding voice and the protagonist of the story is a teenager. Which would be fine if she injected a little enthusiasm for the story and inflection into her reading. Additionally, she manages to mis-pronounce several words and she just sounds plain BORED with the story.
The author does wrap everything up well enough at the conclusion that I could put the story aside and be well with that...It certainly did not leave me wanting more.
I don't like the Performance. I have fallen asleep three times trying to listen to this book. I think her voice is too monotone. The story though is good so far.
This is my first book by Susan Kaye Quinn
no I would not.
Yes I would go see it.
I am just the first 5 chapters into the book, I like it. I like the premise and so far it's good. I just have a hard time with the performance.
See I have a hard time finding books that catches my attention, because my attention span is pretty small lol XD. But I have found a lot of books that I find weird and tend to love and this just so happens to be one of these books that I want to hear more of. There is the book to read but I never have time to actual read, only lissen to books at work while working. But it has been a while since I last read it so may reread to remember a few things lol XD.
I have to say that I took a chance with this one, wasn't sure if I was going to like it.
I'm sooo happy I did. T
Being a fan of dystopian and sci-fi in young adult books this was exactly the type of book I was hoping for lots of surprises, a well-thought-out plot and great characters.
Kira Moore tough heroine and very likeable.
Very good trilogy
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