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April 23, 2010

Mind Games (Justine Jones Book 01) by Carolyn Crane

Filed under: Reviews-Paranormal — Suramya @ 11:46 PM

Mind Games (Justine Jones Book 01)
by Carolyn Crane



Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem.

Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness – only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.

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Review:Mind Games is a book with a very different take on superpowers and how people use them. In the normal superhero books the hero/heroine has a power that they use for good, and its something like the ability to create fire or strength etc etc.. In Mind Games the heroes are people with serious phobia’s or addictions that they can channel into other people to punish them.

In Justine’s case, she is a hypochondriac who is convinced that she is about to die any second due to a burst blood vessel in her brain. When approached by Packard to join a private crime fighting team she initially declines but later joins them.

Throughout the book Crane takes the normal superhero tales and gives them her unique twist. I really enjoyed this book and have added her name to the list of authors that I follow. Hopefully her next book will be as good.

The book is a light hearted read but not completely without seriousness. This keeps the book from becoming a silly tale into something that you want to read from the start to the finish.

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