Title: Mind GamesAuthor: Teri Terry
Genre: Young Adult / Sci Fi
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: 5th March 2015
Stand Alone/Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 448 pages
First Lines: A school shouldn't be quiet. I slip down the stairs, Hex a shadow behind me, matching my exaggerated careful, slow steps
Luna is a no-hoper with a secret: in a world of illusion, she can see what is real. But can she see the truth before it is too late?
Luna has always been able to exist in virtual and real worlds at the same time, a secret she is warned to keep. She hides her ability by being a Refuser: excluded by choice from the virtual spheres others inhabit. But when she is singled out for testing, she can’t hide any longer.
The safest thing to do would be to fail, to go back to a dead-end life, no future. But Luna is starting to hope for something better, and hope is a dangerous thing...
This took me a little while to get through this book as a few personal things popped up and ate away at reading time.
I have to admit, I was a tad bit confused at the beginning of Mind Games with the incident and the shoe. I couldn't work out to begin with why Luna had left it until a bit further along when it became more clear. I'm not sure whether I was just feeling a bit slow when I read it or what it was.
I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Luna was definitely an enjoyable character and I liked that she tried her best to stick to her guns when it came to being a refuser.
I liked Hex and Gecko but were a little sus on both of these characters. I didn't really warm up to them until towards the end, and I took to one more so than the other, for obvious reasons.
I also really enjoyed the little surprise gem when reading through and one of the worlds at Pare Co linked up to Slated, another of Teri's books that I really enjoyed as well.
For me there were some really good twists that i did NOT see coming at all and when they were revealed I was shocked!! One or two I had anticipated but certainly not where the book ended up going. Thumbs up for that!!
I'm looking forward to reading some more of Teri's work, as I like the world building and the characters!
Book received from: Hatchette UK