Thursday, October 11, 2012

Forbidden Mind Blog Tour

Today is the stop for Forbidden Mind. This is the first book in her Forbidden series leading up to release of book three next month. Watch for book two next week and Forbidden Life November 6th. Today we have my review, links, excerpt, and giveaway.

Title: Forbidden Mind
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: September 2011
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About the Book:

49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can't. But I don't know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I'm a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It's my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he's not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake--from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance--to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as 'Rent-A-Kid.'  

Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award

My Review:

A little bit of fantasy and young adult. This book was a quick read from the beginning. It didn't take me that long to get hooked and want to know what was happening. I loved all of the characters and how they supported one another. Even though this book was short, it was not short on content and stops leaving you wanting book two. I was a little hesitant with the length and thought it may feel rushed or stopped too soon, but the author has done an excellent balance of these two.

Even though these kids have paranormal talents, it wasn't freaky or weird. Their interaction was very normal and the school happenings were very normal. I am not one that typically likes fantasy or sci-fi, and while this could have that feel, it was not heavy.

I would definitely recommend this book to 13 years plus and including adult. A quick read, but not too short. Can't wait to finish book two and let you know what I think.

Here's a short teaser:

"You have no idea how talented that girl is! She should be at the best art school in the world, not hidden here like a freak of nature. Kinrade, Kimberly, Forbidden Mind (Forbidden #1) (Kindle Location 132). Evolved Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Author Bio:

My married name is Karpov-Kinrade, but my books are published as just Kinrade

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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  1. Thank you for hosting Kimberly today

  2. Thanks so much for reviewing my book and for posting on your site. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  3. This definitely sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it before, so thanks for putting it on my radar. Great review! :)