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Closed Hearts (Mindjack Trilogy #2)

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When you control minds, only your heart can be used against you.

Eight months ago, Kira Moore revealed to the mindreading world that mindjackers like herself were hidden in their midst. Now she wonders if telling the truth was the right choice after all. As wild rumors spread, a powerful anti-jacker politician capitalizes on mindreaders’ fears and strips jackers of their ri...more
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Published May 23rd 2012 by Susan Kaye Quinn (first published May 14th 2012)
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Experiment BL626
CAUTION: Long Review.

I really liked book 1 so I was excited when book 2 came out. Once I got my hands on it, I immediately read it. Wow, what a big disappointment book 2 turned out to be. The series was still well written, well edited, and fast-paced. So what was the problem with Closed Hearts, the YA novel of around 84,000 words? One word: Kira.

All the character development in book 1 that made Kira a kick-ass heroine was gone in book 2. Gone! She regressed back to her insecure, incompetent self...more
Lauren
Ever since I finished reading Open Minds I have been itching to read Closed Hearts. The world of mindreadering and mindjacking is an intriguing and compelling place that continues to call to me. From reading Open Minds I go into this novel with an understanding of Kira’s personality and drive. When the people she loves start being used against her Kira starts to comply to the demands of those who would use her. Will she be strong enough to get them all out alive?

I would never survive in this wor...more
Anne
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I liked this one even better than the first book, Open Minds. Maybe it's because I understood the world a bit better, but I don't think so. It seemed like the action had been kicked up a notch in this one and maybe it was just a bit more fast-paced? Whatever the reason I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Closed Hearts takes off a few months after the last book ended, and Kira is dealing with the aftermath of her decision...more
Danielle
A revolution is beginning. As much as Kira would like to forget the last year of her life and begin anew she can’t, because everywhere she turns people recognize her. Kira, the one who began the revolution. Even with a new name and a new place to call home she can’t escape what she’s done by sharing the news of jackers in society. What’s worse than not being able escape her past though is how it may affect those she loves, her mindreader boyfriend Raf most of all.

Reading a sequel in a series is...more
Carol Riggs
I was excited to obtain an eARC from Susan Kaye Quinn in order to help her proofread! I was eager to discover the continuing story of Kira and her intriguing mindjacking abilities, and enjoyed this novel as I combed through it. Interesting new characters are introduced, most of them mindjackers of varying talents who live in the dangerous area of Jackertown. Political storms begin to brew. Kira has daunting/challenging tasks to perform, and a number of people to protect--such as her boyfriend Ra...more
Aeicha
Open Minds (book one in the Mindjack Trilogy) was one of my favorite reads last year, so I was super excited to read Closed Hearts. Excited and a tiny bit nervous, worried that Susan Kaye Quinn would not be able to capture again the electrifying essence of the first book…I had nothing to be worried about! Not only does this second volume match the first in excitement, suspense, thought-provoking material and superb world-building, it goes beyond even the awesomeness of Open Minds.

It’s been eight...more
Kristin ~ Twatwaffle ~ Experiment in Terror Junkie
Closed Hearts starts in a time period shortly after Open Minds ended. Kira and her Father are working together to mind-guard a rich client. I thought the first book of the Mindjack series was a decent start and laid a good foundation for an interesting trilogy so I was anxious to read the second book in the series. However, even though I’d read the first book just a couple of months ago, I felt completely lost through the first few chapters. Once I finally figured out Kira was working with her f...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
I really enjoyed reading the previous instalment, Open Minds, and when the author contacted me regarding reviewing Closed Hearts and to join in the blog tour I jumped at the chance. So today will be my review, but check back on 1st June for my post as part of the blog tour.

The first thing that grabs my attention is the cover, Susan has lucked out for both of her books in this series, having fantastic covers for them both. Closed Hearts picks up straight where Open Minds finished, Kira is hiding...more
Erin
Closed Hearts was a good follow-up to the first, but it some ways it was sort of frustrating, because it felt like it used a lot of the same plot devices. She again feels like she can't love Raf--this time to protect him, but of course, she does it anyways. Again, she doesn't want to be involved in world-changing events, but she gets dragged into them (I suppose at least he stays true to character?). She gets lugged off to another secret government facility and AGAIN is shocked by the scope of i...more
Sandy
CLOSED HEARTS (YA) by Susan K Quinn

CLOSED HEARTS is the second novel and May 23, 2012 release in Susan K Quinn’s Young Adult Mindjack Trilogy.

PREVIOUSLY: In a world where mindreading is the norm (due to decades of contaminated water) those without the ability are known as zeroes, but there are a few who possess a power greater than most, and Kira will learn first hand, just how different is she. Discrimination and stereotyping will force the mindjackers into hiding-fearing for their lives.

Kira...more
Sher A. Hart
There's nothing like finding an author whose books are so exciting you hate to put them down. Meet Susan Kaye Quinn, who mindjacked me with the awesome opening book of the Mindjack Trilogy, Open Minds. The follow on, Closed Hearts, is a keeper, a fully fleshed out story with plenty of page turning excitement. I love how it treated me to more cool technology along with the action. Susan Kaye Quinn is now my favorite author and her Mindjack books are my favorite reads both last year and this one.

C...more
Andrea
I'm sorry/sad about this, but after reading 31%, I'm going to call it quits on Closed Hearts for now. This makes me sad, because I did like book one, Open Minds.

It's not that the writing/story isn't good. The writing is good. So is the story, for those who love a very, very detailed world. I've just found that there is too much going on in the story for me. You have jackers, linkers, rooks, demens, keepers, mindguards, and I think maybe a few other types of "people" to keep up with. Then there'...more
Fatima Bdeir
All YA novels seem to have this problem with the 2nd book in their series. In the first big the protagonist seems to suffer of some kind of a shock, then in the 2nd book they become weak because of it.
I'm glad to say that this didn't necessarily happen in this series.
The problem here is that Kira doesn't care about saving the jacker world anymore as much as she does about saving her dear boyfriend Raf.
Please, enough with the love triangles! we got rid of the one in the first book and now a new...more
Melissa


OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS!!! I read this in one sitting and wished there was more . Fantastic story
Cheryl Duval
This is an awesome continuation of the Mindjack Trilogy. Kira is dealing with the aftermath of the decisions she made in book one and the backlash that came with that decision. She is hated by both jackers and mindreaders and the government is after her. She is captured, tortured and she suffers so much in this book. She makes a lot of bad decisions and she trusts too easily that promises made to her will be kept. She is forced to do things that she doesn't want to do. We are introduced to Julia...more
Jorian
A sad second book in what seemed like a good series. I'll try to do this without spoilers.

The main character seems to have regressed then gone down a different path. All the things that happened between the first book and the second along with some new key characters are glossed over. The whine that these types of books tend to have in their female leads seems to have cropped up where in the first book she made decisions and had a personality behind those she was with.

The other issue I have is...more
Angi
It was ok. This felt an awful lot like filler or a continuation. We meet some new and interesting characters, but it basically is the same "problems" and the same theme. Kira isn't super impressive, she doesn't seem to have grown much. But she thinks her answer is to hide. The new characters aren't really compelling to me. I wouldn't want to fight with them either. They never ask for her help and explain why. It's a weird kidnapping and trying to force some one to comply situation. It doesn't ma...more
Arie Farnam
Generally, this is a fun read. Quinn is meticulous in worldbuilding and a master of the writing craft. For readers who like fast-paced adventure that lets teens fantasize about being superhuman this book is perfect. I give it four-stars because I am somewhat allergic to the superhuman-teen thing. That's a popular trend with things like The Hunger Games and Divergent around. And those who love those books will like this. I had the same problem with those books. Quinn's is in fact better than eith...more
Aeicha
Open Minds (book one in the Mindjack Trilogy) was one of my favorite reads last year, so I was super excited to read Closed Hearts. Excited and a tiny bit nervous, worried that Susan Kaye Quinn would not be able to capture again the electrifying essence of the first book…I had nothing to be worried about! Not only does this second volume match the first in excitement, suspense, thought-provoking material and superb world-building, it goes beyond even the awesomeness of Open Minds.

It’s been eight...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I can't tell you how happy I am to be a part of the blog tour for Closed Hearts. I just loved Open Minds. I was so excited to get my hands on the next book, Closed Hearts. I'm loving this series!

This book is filled with heart pumping action and emotion. I was all in from beginning to end.

I'm happy to see Kira in a newer, confident state. Of course she has moments of self doubt and uncertainty, but she is more comfortable with herself. She is finding her place and knowing her own mind.

The introd...more
Carrie
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

These books are completely addictive! I love the world that the author has built -- it is completely unique! The story itself has me eagerly tearing through these books, even though the genre is not my typical read. They are a blend of futuristic sci-fi and YA, with a dash of romance thrown in.

In this book we meet up again with Kira. She's been busy "rooking" as a reader while also working as a "mindguard" for her benefactor with h...more
Britney
I went into reading this book knowing that I would love it, because well, I loved Open Minds! However, I was so enthralled by Closed Hearts that I couldn't put it down! There are some AMAZING new characters in Closed Hearts and it softened the loss of a certain character in Book 1. If you haven't read Open Minds you have no idea what I'm talking about, but if you have... I think you know which character I mean. Anyway, moving on.

Kira's not as driven at the beginningn of this book. She's in hidin...more
Rhiannon Frater
May 12, 2012 Rhiannon Frater rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
The second book in a trilogy has to bridge the first and last book while keeping the readers interested in the evolving story line. It can be a real challenge. The plot and the characters must continue to develope in a dynamic way while not robbing the third book of its big ending. The sophomore entry is always a little under-appreciated. Even in film, second movies in trilogy are not often given a lot of love. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is one example. Of course, there is always The E...more
Patricia J. O'Brien
Another fast-paced sci-fi YA thriller from author/rocket scientist Susan Kaye Quinn. CLOSED HEARTS is the second book in her Mindjack Trilogy, a world in which most people communicate through mindreading, but some are jackers who can control thoughts of others. Kira is a powerful jacker who hides her ability, trying to protect herself from imprisonment or, worse, scientific experiments. No matter how hard Kira tries to stay out of trouble and protect her loved ones, she is continually pulled int...more
Sharon
What a wonderful thrill ride we are taken on in Closed Hearts, the second book in Susan Kaye Quinn’s Mindjack Trilogy.

I was instantly mesmerized by this amazing tale about Kira Moore who is what is known as a Mindjacker, after the events which took place in the first book Open Minds, Kira and her family are now in witness protection with new identities and utilizing her father and her abilities performing mindguard security work for a billionaire.

Kira is a strong character, I love her determinat...more
Kelsey Ketch
Where Open Minds had captured my hidden scientist and my closet conspiracy theorist, Closed Hearts was just pure genius! The second book broadens the horizons of the series, giving more insight on the abilities of the mindjacking world. There are new talents and levels of skill, such as 'keepers,' whose mind barriers are too strong to penetrate, or 'scribes,' who can completely rewrite a person’s personality (scary, yet intriguing). This variety added a lot of flavor to the pages and really expa...more
Lola
Closed Hearts is the second book in this Mindjack Trilogy and I think it's even better than the first one. This story is original, fast paced and full with action. I did had some problems at the start of the book with remembering what happened in the first book and with remembering the meaning of some words the author made up for this series. But soon I was in the story again and I really enjoyed it.

The story picks up not far after the ending of book 1, it was some time ago that I read book 1 so...more
Heather
Holy Cow! I just started this book today. I couldn't have put it down if I wanted to! I thought it was going to be a slow read because the first twenty pages are kind of slow, but hold onto your Kindle or your paperback because this one will blow your hair back! You might remember my review of Open Minds the first novel in the Mind Jacker Trilogy and what a unique idea I thought it was for YA. Well, the unique keeps coming. Kira, who spilled the beans about Mind Jackers last book,finds out that...more
Brittany
This is not an easy review for me to write. I would like to remind everyone that I was out of my head in love with the first book and anticipating this sequel for a very long time. Four stars is a step down from five but not a very big one. Closed Hearts was a fun and exciting book and I really did enjoy it. I absolutely loved the whole cast of new characters! The mages added a new dimension and believability to the story. I always new that Kira couldn't be the only jacker with increased abiliti...more
Kirstin
Ok, if you feel confident enough as an author to introduce jargon and new terminology, relying only on context for your readers to figure it out (which you should), then you certainly don't have to over explain every single action and thought your narrator has. Because your readers are smart. They've already figured out what "mesh", "demens", and "scrit" means, they don't need to have the plot explained again every couple of chapters.

I did enjoy this book a little more than the first. *shocking...more
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