Seventeen-year-old Kearly Ashling can travel anywhere her mind takes her—literally. Becoming Empress of the planet Cyeor and battling monstrous, otherworldly creatures isn’t a problem. Living among the elves on the Plains of Glasslyn has yet to be an issue, as well. Even touring normal places like Paris, London, Tokyo, and the Amazon Rainforest isn’t difficult.
But traveling through her imagination isn’t just fun and games—it has consequences. Following a battle on the planet Cyeor, she’s visited by a guy who’s unimagined. He warns her to stop using her gift or they will find her. Kearly doesn’t heed the messenger’s advice and soon wishes she had. When the messenger finds her again, he transports her to the M.I.N.D., a corporation which specializes in “healing the psyche.” Once she’s inside the M.I.N.D.’s doors, however, Kearly realizes escaping is nearly impossible.
Now, she must figure out the M.I.N.D.’s true intent, try not to fall for the irritating-yet-handsome messenger, and find a way to outsmart the organization before they stop her from ever imagining again.
I’m torn with this book. If you’re looking for a quick and easy read then the book is great. My problem is that the story itself feels super rushed. Almost like there were other parts hastily removed and nothing was done to replace the content. Or parts that could have been used for dramatic effect were glossed over and wrapped up within a paragraph. There are times in novels the reader knows what’s going to happen way before it happens, but if the build up is worth it once the “twist” comes your not left with the eye roll and heavy sigh. In this case? I was left with those every time.
The concept is good, and that which was written was written fairly well, which is was redeemed it for me.. a bit. All that being said, I don’t know if I could invest in spending money on the second book.