Title: Mind Games
Author: Carolyn Crane
Series: The Disillusionists
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 23, 2010
Summary: JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW.
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.
Thoughts: This is another book I've been highly anticipating and it didn't let me down. I loved very minute of it. Mind Games is action packed and full of thrills and chills that keep you turning the page. Dangerous and original new world. An Urban Fantasy delight. I thought Justine was a great heroine, and her hypochondria makes her even more special. Carolyn Crane has created an intense and exciting debut with the most intriguing characters. This is a book not to be missed.
Score: 5 Stars
Author Website: http://authorcarolyncrane.com/
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