4.0 out of 5 stars Non stop action, very interesting plot!!
, September 13, 2012
I picked this book up for free in the kindle store. After reading the synopsis more carefully, I wasn’t sure if this book would appeal to me. It it quite different from other mystery/thrillers that I usually read.
Greg is war vet, recovering at “Uncle” Dave’s after he returns home. Greg has no memories and can only say a few words. Then Uncle Dave is murdered, and a friend of Dave’s shows up right after Greg discovers Dave’s body. Greg doesn’t trust Max, but must go with him because the men responsible for Dave’s death are hot on their trail. Max has the ability to not only read minds but to bend minds. Meaning he can get people to do what he wants them to. His talents are sought after by the government of course, but also by others with similar talents. Max and Greg, and a few friends they meet up with along the way, must stop a sinister plot without really knowing for sure what that plot is.
The book starts off with a bang. Non stop action, very interesting plot, sometimes complex. I would recommend reading this book slowly and without distractions. Not, that it is overly complicated. It’s easy to follow, but the ideas are unique enough that I wanted to be sure I was understanding these interesting abilities the characters had.
It wasn’t the type of thriller I really get into, but there does appear to be more books coming with these characters, and I will probably check out the second one to see where it leads. Over all I would give it a B-
Please note: I did get this book as part of a promo. I got this one and another book by this author free. The only request was that I leave a review on Amazon after I read the book. Not to be catty, but I have not felt all that welcome here on Amazon when it come to writing book reviews. My very first attempt to leave flattering remarks about a book was critiqued by a professional reviewer. I don’t know if the “constant reader” that doesn’t have an English major or aspirations to become an author is supposed to leave reviews. But, since I was asked to say a few words about this book, I did. I am just a an average person that loves books and loves to read. I hope more people like me read and give reviews, because I would hate to think that the only people reading these books and writing reviews are other authors. I hope you will find my comments useful.
[Author’s Note: I don’t know where you got that reaction, gpangel, but I hope it wasn’t on my page. I would much rather have notes from readers who liked the book (even B- liked it) than from an English Major or certainly someone with aspirations to become an author. My goal is to move someone with a story, not get involved in discussions of style or grammar or literary moment. I’m sorry you felt the need to make the comment. Your review is very useful and welcome.]
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!, September 10, 2012
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest opinion.
I found this book gripping from start to finish, The author allows you into the minds et of all the character’s and is action packed from start to finish. Not my usual genre but am glad I got to read it as it was brilliant and DEFINITELY recommend it to all.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to read., September 8, 2012
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.
I had to give this book 4 stars only because it wouldn’t let me give it 4 1/2 stars. The plot of the book was great, but I am basing my rating on how much I had to keep going back to re-read parts because I kept getting a bit confused on what exactly was going on. What exactly they were doing with their powers that they have.Mindbenders takes you on a journey with Greg and Max and two other characters, who are uncovering a conspiracy to get rid of hope that the world needs. They each have their own mind boggling powers, and they will use those powers to bring the others down.
When Greg’s guardian ends up dying, Max comes and sweeps Greg into the world of the Mindbenders, and Greg learns that there is more to things in life then just a regular world. Greg doesn’t think he has any of the powers that the others have until Max forces him to open up that way he can help keep his self and his friends alive.
Mindbenders is full of conspiracy, thriller, the paranormal all wrapped up into one.