Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Elimination by Marina Epley
ELIMINATION is the first novel in THE MIND BREAKER trilogy, set in a violent dystopian world where governmental forces hunt down, imprison and even kill those with psychic abilities.
Rex is an eighteen-year-old mind breaker hoping to keep a low profile. Unfortunately, he was forced to use hypnosis on criminals during an attempted bank robbery, revealing his abilities. Now considered a national threat to society, he has to flee through devastated countryside in order to remain alive. Even worse, by going on the run, he’s endangering his one and only friend Kitty, another strong hypnotist.
Rex soon realizes that together they make a vulnerable target. And the only way to save Kitty is to allow himself to be captured, thus diverting attention while his friend escapes. But nothing goes as planned, as his actions only serve to push Kitty into an even worse situation than a life sentence in prison. With his world falling apart, Rex must figure out how to fix his accumulating mistakes and regain their freedom before it’s too late.
What Rex doesn’t yet understand, is that he may soon play a major role in preventing all-out war between ordinary humans and mind breakers, a war which could lead to total extinction of the entire human race.
So. Good. SO GOOD! I really, really enjoyed this book! It's been a while since I enjoyed a YA book this much. Don't get me wrong, I have liked a lot of books, but this one... I didn't want to put it down. I had to since I'm an adult with a job and a family and all, but I really didn't want to!
Here's a little tidbit about me, I prefer to read books where the protagonist is female. I think it's just because I can relate to them more. However, Elimination was the kind of book where I didn't care at all that the protagonist was male. And let me add that Rex was a very good character. Seriously, all of the characters were great. Some were great in an 'I love this guy/girl!' kind of way and some were great in an 'Oh, I hate this guy/girl!' kind of way. Both show great writing and a really great book.
Thank you to the author, Marina Epley, for sending this wonderful book to me! It is on the top of my recommendations list!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.