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Mind of Mine
By C. F. E. Black
Young Adult SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 302 Pages
August 7th 2019 by Illuminate YA
Raised to put science over self, V must link her brain with fifteen other people, making her one of the world’s smartest humans. With this privilege comes a life dedicated to continual research inside a secluded facility, a life devoid of freedom.
But V is losing her identity and unable to predict which face will peer back at her from the nearest mirror. Escaping this life will mean freedom to think for herself—and abandoning everything and everyone she’s known and loved.
When your thoughts and speech are no longer private, freedom comes at a price. But for V the price may be her life.
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In My Opinion
In C. F. E. Black’s debut novel, Valeria’s (aka Valeria V, Val, V) world should be black and white. After all, she was created to be better than almost everyone else and her purpose is to improve life for humanity.
Yet, there are all sorts of gray areas. She struggles with her identity. With fifteen other people’s thoughts and experiences in her head, can you blame her?
V’s desire and drive to be free of people invading her mind lead to rash decisions with unforeseen consequences.
Black keeps readers on their toes with the twists and unexpected turns, making it difficult to guess whether V’s wish will come true.
While at times I felt sorry for V, there were plenty of instances where she irked me with her condescension and haughtiness because she was “better.”
Mind of Mine is an interesting YA science fiction read but also a cautionary tale. Life on the other side of the fence comes with its own difficulties.
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About the Author
If you’re a teen, I work for you.
I write for you. I teach for you.
Seven days a week I seek to shine light into the world-darkened lives of young people, whether it be in a high school Spanish class, a youth group Sunday school class, or a coffee shop with my computer writing my next book.
I want my writing to be a bright spot on a dark shelf, a source of truth among many lies. You guys deserve books like this.
I live in north Alabama with my son, two droopy hound dogs, a cat named Sprinkles, and my superhero husband. No, really, he saved my life once. It’s a cool story.
If you want to know more about me, my writing, or my escapades as a teacher, please visit my blog.
Mind of Mine is my first novel.
1 winner will receive a print copy of MIND OF MINE and a $25 Amazon gift card
Ends September 4, 2019
Sounds like a fascinating read. Great cover.
Sara Zielinski says
I think this book has a great cover.
Pam Flynn says
Linking your brain with 15 other people would be a scary thought! I love Scifi because it thinks outside the box and stretches the imagination.
Suzie Waltner says
Sci Fi tends to be hit or miss with me. But there are some good reads out there in the genre no matter where your preferences in the genre lie.