In the blue corner, wearing an OPEN MINDS book cover - and you know how much I love a catchy book cover - is 16 year old Kira Moore, coached by her author/creator Susan Kaye Quinn.
In the red corner, wearing a baggy pair of distressed cheap jeans from some store somewhere, a T-Shirt that says "Next mood swing in 5 minutes", white crew socks and her hair tucked behind her ears is the Reader/Reviewer, Angela Brown. She fired her coaches Me and Self for getting a bit too occupied with googling pictures of Johnny Depp, though she explains the split is only temporary.
Kira and Angela meet in the middle of the ring. They exchange words.
Kira: You sure you can hang? I may be YA but I'm a paranormal/sci-fi that can jack you up.
Angela: *smirk* Bring it on.
They touch gloves and square off.
At the sound of the bell, Kira immediately connects with a one-two combo opening, a heroine who could be tragic, someone you can't help building an attachment to because she's not like everyone else. Then she shows a bit of her spunk and that makes Angela grin, loving her even more. During methodical jabs and combos that keep Angela turning the pages, a hint of a love unspoken whispers. Angela drops her guard right when Kira bends at the waist and makes a perfect uppercut connection, an explosive scene of revelation of what Kira CAN do (and it only gets better from there, folks). Kira wins by a KNOCKOUT!
What's not to love about this book? Spunky main character, wonderful plot, suspense...it's a roller coaster ride that any reader could enjoy again and again.
To Susan Kaye Quinn, I salute you!
If you'd like to join in on the virtual party celebrating Susan's November 1st launch of OPEN MINDS, click here. Spread the word. The time is close at hand. Mindjack is coming.