Publisher Description

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 mindreader 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 mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.  

Open Minds (Book 1)
Closed Hearts (Book 2)
Free Souls (Book 3)
Mindjack Short Story Collection (Book 4)

Locked Tight (Book 1)
Cracked Open (Book 2)
Broken Wide (Book 3)
The Locksmith (Book 4)

Mindjack available in ebook, print, audiobook, French and German

Voted Best Trailer at the 2014 Illinois International Film Festival and one of 50 Most Cinematic Trailers Ever Made – check it out at Susan’s website.

"Wow - just when I was getting a little bored of YA a book like this comes along and just wows me back! ... I was holding my breath right up until the last page." -Mel's Random Reviews

"Wow oh Wow! I just inhaled this book. Quinn is an amazing author with an even more amazing imagination. In some ways Kira reminds me a lot of Katniss from the Hunger Games series." - TwiMom101 Book Blog

"I'm not entirely sure Susan Kaye Quinn didn't jack into my mind herself to make me fall in love with this book! This book is full of awesome." - Jade Hanke's Review

"Open Minds boils with action, adventure, and surprises. I was fully invested in this inventive world and the protagonist. A story that had me imagining what if, long after I finished it." -- Terry Lynn Johnson, author of  Dogsled Dreams

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

See her website for free stories, trailers, and links to social media.

young adult science fiction
• Defiance (Prequel to The Legacy Human)
• The Legacy Human (Book 1)
• The Duality Bridge (Book 2)
• The Illusory Prophet (Book 3)
• The Stories of Singularity #1-4 (Novella Box Set)
• Awakening (Stories of Singularity #5)

sweet royal romance
• Third Daughter (Book 1)
• Second Daughter (Book 2)
• First Daughter (Book 3)

adult future-noir
• The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)
• The Debt Collector: WRAITH (Season Two)

Young Adult
September 2
Susan Kaye Quinn
Twisted Space LLC

Customer Reviews

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What an amazing story. Being a mind jacker with extra skills is awesome. Imagine controlling minds to do what you want. Using it for good is what Kira does. Jackie T

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Loved this book

Great read couldn't put it down!!!

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Open Minds

Quinn has created a unique future world, where communicating telepathically is the norm. The world is similar to the movie "the invention of lying". There are no secrets, no lies and, no touching? The world is not well explained. The readers are not supposed to touch, the why is not really explained, too intense? Intimate? But as soon as her change happens, Kira gets her first kiss in a dramatic PDA --huh? And what's with the drinking--dipping? One kid gets drunk, and the rest feel the effects by touching, why not just read his mind if everything is so open? Does this work for food cravings as well? You would think in a society with no secrets and lies, there would be no crime, war or need for spying, but you'd be wrong. West Point is still in business, so's the FBI, and dad's a secret spy. I kept reading to learn more about this world, but it did not unfold logically, just conveniently--mindjackers cannot be read, but when Kira needs to read someone's mind she can. Her mind cannot be penetrated, hers is the only unpenetrable mind, then she meets the guard with the granite mind. Did you get that, she meets a mind she cannot jack and he's only a guard. Everyone is so special, but because the parameters for the normal world have not been set out, we haven't a clue as to who is the most unique. And another thing, the slang language used just seems made-up, and never really explained-pravers? It's annoying and gets in the way of the story. I like that the families are strong and stay loyal, I don't like that the society appears to have no social conscience, and the high school seems like a bully breeding camp. A stronger story would develop if just a little more time had been spent on building the world. I read the whole book just to learn about this world and the abilities. By the end of book one the world should be well established, I'm not interested enough to slog through another novel to satisfy that curiosity.

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