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Book Review: The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton


Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth… that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers.

But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life.


As a child, thoughts of far-off places and adventure consistently kept Lori up late at night. After graduating high school, she came to the conclusion that there was no better way to seek adventure and nourish her love of history than to become an archaeologist. She went on to receive a degree in anthropology, but digging in the dirt during humid Midwestern summers wasn’t exactly as fun as she thought it would be.

Instead, she went to work in an air conditioned museum where she spent her days surrounded by creepy Victorian animal mounts. Still, she wasn’t satisfied.

Deciding the people in her imagination were slightly more exciting than the dead things in a museum basement, she set out to write her first romance novel. That book was soundly rejected. As was the next. Years went by and she began to wonder if she’d ever see her dream fulfilled. Until one day she came up with an idea for a book that brought together her love of history and adventure: a book now titled Wild Heart. Since Wild Heart’s release, Lori has written Historical Romance, Contemporary Paranormal Romance and Young Adult.

Lori currently resides in the Southern U.S., where she juggles her time between a husband, a son, a golden retriever, a cat and the many, many people in her imagination.

Know more about Lori, visit her website


This review is not entirely spoiler free but it also doesn’t have any major parts that was revealed during review. I have this book in my Kindle.
I don’t know how to start my review about this book, in all honesty.
When I read the title, I thought this is just some book with predictable story and twists and plot twists. Because the title doesn’t seem to be catchy or curious or anything. But, man, was I wrong!

The story got me hooked from the very first page. It’s the reason why I managed to finish the book in 2-3 days’ time despite going to school to have myself enrolled in my classes. And yes, while waiting at the administration building of my school to pay for my tuition, I was reading this book. I just couldn’t stop because every word seemed to stay inside my head. It has a very unique and interesting story.

At first, Cameron seemed to be normal to me considering her being the lead character. Like I don’t get excited or anything. She didn’t have a pull on me to love her character. Especially when she shows how Lewis influences her. But even though it’s already in the middle of the book, she still doesn’t have a pull on me. The tone of the book gave a feeling that she’s a prodigy, the most powerful mind reader in the book, but it took her mostly 90% of the book before unleashing her power. And yes, I was waiting for her to unleash her power.
However, when she did finally unleash her power, her mind reading powers, she didn’t reach my expectations. She still seem weak to me but finally, she gave me that pull. Though it’s a little too late because the book was ending.
The part I hate the most here is when her memory was wiped out. Not her entire memory but some. I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it in a way that it’s already ending but it’s like I’m reading the beginning again. But at some point, I know why Ms. Lori did it. It somehow made me eager to read the second book. And yes, I will definitely read the rest of the series. I also hate the parts where Cameron always seemed to easily soften towards Lewis whenever she feels like rebelling. It’s like it’s so blatant that Lewis is Cameron’s weakness.
The Mind Readers didn’t have me hooked because of its characters just like some other books I’ve read before. But The Mind Readers have me hooked because of its story. It’s not every day I stumble upon a book about mind reading. This is actually the first book I’ve read with this kind of theme. Books are indeed different from one another. And all books have different worlds.
I recommend this for you, peeps, to read! It’s a good book. It has a lot of mysteries and you will definitely have a hard time choosing sides cause you just don’t know who are the bad guys and who are the good guys!

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