Book Review: The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

Title: The Mind Readers (Mind Readers #1)
Author: Lori Brighton
Pages: 170
Publisher: Self pub
ISBN: 0012740292

Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers.

But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life.


First of all, I just wanted to say that my initial reason for downloading The Mind Reader was because it was free at the time and it did have a gorgeous cover! I know, very shallow of me but my shallowness proved to be great help on this one. The Mind Readers was a fabulous read.

Okay so let’s discuss the awesomeness of The Mind Readers. At first, or rather while reading the story it didn’t occur to me that this is a first in a series. I really didn’t want to start a reading a new series again since I am already keeping up with tons but I have to say that it was a good decision. So, The Mind Readers is about Cameron and basically she can hear thoughts. From the time she grasp her ability she thought that it was a burden that suffocates her resulting to making her life difficult everyday.

Cameron grew up with her grammy after her dad dies and her mother abandoning her – very hard for any kiddo and her grammy knows about her talent since she can hear thoughts too. This is also the reason why her grammy makes all the effort to shelter Cameron against other people which is why they move a lot. Basically with no friends asides Emily, a very self absorbed and narcisistic b*tch, Cameron doesn’t really have anyone to talk to. Everything changes when a cute boy named Lewis appeared in town and it seems like Lewis can hear her thoughts too! From there, everything changed for Cameron.

Let’s start with the characters who are very likeable. From Cameron to Lewis to Cameron’s grand mother. Cameron, although complains a lot about her ability for the lack of understanding and training, is an awesome lead. She starts off not so very pleasing but her character eventually matures. Lewis on the other hand is a complete opposite of Cameron’s character. Lewis statrted off great then eventually irritated me but that what made conflict in the Mind Readers work. Maddox was also a great character to look out for. Although apperance was very brief, he will surely have tons of coverage in the next book.

This is one self pub book that totally amazed me. It was polished and the story was collected. The details were given, the character were added then the twist was included – all in a very reasonable pace which is why The Mind readers worked for me. One thing though – I don’t really see the connection of the cover with the story? Or is it just me? Anyway the ending was amazing as well, one reason to make you want to follow the series.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

  1. Don’t feel bad about about being “cover shallow”, because I have The Mind Readers, too. Wanna know why I bought it? Because the cover is GORGEOUS, and it was free. To my credit, it did sound pretty darn good too! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for a great review!

    • Hi Jaime. 🙂 I don’t really mind the cover much and I have to agree that it IS gorgeous, I just felt that the connection of the cover and the story wasn’t fit but regardless the cover it is indeed a great novel. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

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