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 world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an advance reader copy in exchange of an honest review.
This is becoming an habit, unfortunately. Maybe I'm just bad at picking books, but I keep hoping something like And We Stay or Witch Finder will find its way to me. For now, this is another negative review.
I didn't like this one bit. The base idea was compelling enough, but the protagonist wasn't. I didn't like Kira, Raf was too flat and Simon was creepy. Once again, there was a love triangle and the female character couldn't make up her mind. How original.
Simon offended me at many levels. I felt uncomfortable, really. Half of the time he was just pushing Kira around like she was some kind of puppet and she didn't even try to stand for herself. Was he supposed to be the bad boy? Was I supposed to like him? Because generally I do like the bad boys, but this one was insulting and had little to no charm.
The pace was too slow, the conflict wasn't exciting. Not even the fact that there was a character from my nationality (Raf) kept me interested.
1 out of 5 stars.