15 February 2015

Shaken (Mind Readers 1)

Shaken (Mind Reader, #1)
My rating: 3 out of 5

(Mind Reader,1)

High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares.

Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her.

When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.

My review: 

Susan is one of my favorite authors and winning Shaken last year really made my day.

I have to say that my excitement when I read this book was over the top. But it quickly faded. I couldn't put it down at first, but it didn't continue. At some point, Kylie started to annoy me and just went downhill from there. I don't really know how to put it right, but I feel she pity herself a little too much. (Of course she never really said it. But that’s what I saw while reading) Towards the last few chapters my interest was renewed but Kylie already annoyed me too much to like her. I didn't even care if she has a happy ending or not, all I want was to know about the rest of the characters. About Drew (her cousin) and her father with that woman cop. (Too bad Kylie never made them confessed.)

I'm giving this a 3 star because I feel like the story was cut short. I feel there's still some unanswered questions, like why was that woman cop look angry at Kylie when she was with Trip during their celebration? There some few more I could mention, but I'm too lazy to write it down now. But even so it was worth spending time with, and recommend for those looking for paranormal YA romance. What I'm excited to read now is Drew story (if she's going to have one, which I hope :) )
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