Open Minds (Mindjack Series Book 1) - Susan Kaye Quinn

Open Minds (Mindjack Series Book 1)

By Susan Kaye Quinn

  • Release Date: 2012-09-02
  • Genre: Dystopian
Score: 4.5
From 425 Ratings


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.  

Kira's Story
Open Minds (Book 1)
Closed Hearts (Book 2)
Free Souls (Book 3)
Mindjack Short Story Collection, Novella Box Set (Book 3.5)

Zeph's Story
The Locksmith (Book 3.9)
Locked Tight (Book 4)
Cracked Open (Book 5)
Broken Wide (Book 6)...coming soon

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)

young adult science fiction
Kira’s Story
• Open Minds (Book 1)
• Closed Hearts (Book 2)
• Free Souls (Book 3)
• Mindjack Short Story Collection, Novella Box Set (Book 3.5)

Zeph’s Story
• The Locksmith (Book 3.9)
• Locked Tight (Book 4)
• Cracked Open (Book 5)
• Broken Wide (Book 6)

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

adult future-noir
• Season One
• Season Two


  • Open Minds

    By Susal55
    Took a bit to get into the book but am thrilled I persisted! Great read, mind opening, characters we can totally love or equally despise! Looking forward to reading the next!
  • No Spoilers Please

    By Scott Atkins
    All of the most critical reviews I looked at before purchasing this book had at least one spoiler. Please be more mindful of future readers who check the reviews before purchasing. Thank you.
  • Fabulous

    By CrazyCluck
    Great story about a girl who just wants to fit in. The only problem with that is she can't read minds. And just when things are looking up, everything goes sideways. I highly recommended!
  • Great

    By Bdg:68
    You will be pleased with this authors work. You don't find many lesser known authors who can write with such a wonderful flow. Good character development. The story draws you in and you become part of it. Exciting and will keep you up late reading.
  • Excellent!!

    By iamAnnaParker
    I loved reading Book 1 and look forward to many more books by this author! Thanks for keeping it clean for my teen daughter!
  • Original story line!

    By Penny Yen
    I really enjoyed this book. Especially the more original story line. Kira discovers she is not a reader but a jacket. She can project her thoughts into another's kind. She's a strong character and at the age of 16, she's more than she appears to be. I was surprised at the death of a character, but felt their death was needed to give Kira that push to realise that there was no going back. But the character who died, he saved Kira. I liked how the author killed someone off (no fairy tales here!) it was refreshing to read. I mean, you have all these books, and rarely the author kills off a main character. You felt the characters needless death more. Anyways, it is a good read. There are some points where the author jumps around and is hard to follow, and some of the words used the author expected the reader to learn new slangs for a society about 100 years in the future.
  • Captivating from the beginning!

    By KimzeyC
    I'm going to first say, I ship Raf and Kira and it has never changed. I never liked Simon, which I mean I guess we're not supposed to but still not the point. This book had me on a roller coaster from anger, to denial, to being fine. I couldn't stop reading it! It is captivating from the beginning and I am going to read more! I'm probably going to end up buying the actual books(if it's available). Open Minds has awesome characters and character building. The plot was on point and although there are many Y.A. books about mind reading and all that, I feel like this one is better.

    By Freemusiclover7231
    This book was amazing. I was so addicted to it!
  • Awesome Book

    By Larissa SC
    This was a great book. But why did Simon have to DIE??!! I was so upset and heartbroken when he died. But great book !!!
  • Yes

    By Academy 3
    An interesting book about mind jacking or mind control.