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3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,664 Ratings  ·  317 Reviews
ebook, 228 pages
Published April 27th 2012
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Apr 11, 2013 Erin rated it liked it
2.5 stars

So, I'm going into my review assuming the person reading it has read the first book, so I'm not spoiling it for them. If you haven't read it, then avert your eyes and go read the first book in the series so this one actually makes sense.

Things I liked:

1. Tara and Nora. They were essentially kick butt girls who could keep a secret or let you in on things you needed to know when you needed to know them. As far as I'm concerned, these two characters provided the most answers to the bazilli
Janet Leszl
May 01, 2013 Janet Leszl rated it it was ok
Ever watch a movie you find tons of faults with yet watch to the end because there was enough interesting plot you want to find out what happens? That’s the way I feel about this series.

This is the second of a three book series which initially I didn’t know was geared for YA. As in the first book, The Mind Readers, the author uses the same trite phrases so often you want to scream “Get a thesaurus would you please!”( He raked his hands through his hair. My heart was about to slam through my che
Nicole Hewitt
May 28, 2012 Nicole Hewitt rated it liked it
I liked this book, but I actually preferred the first book in the series. My main issue with the story is that the first three-quarters of The Mind Thieves felt very much like a repeat of The Mind Readers. Once again, Cameron finds herself among strangers who claim to be helping her but who she's not sure she can trust. Once again, she's struggling to sort out her feelings for the man who "saved" her. The new group that she is stuck with feels VERY much like the first group who held her. Even th ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Patricia rated it it was ok
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Jul 21, 2012 DKristin rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-a-copy
I enjoyed the first book and thought the story was kind of cool and different. I wasn't too thrilled to find that the plot in this book was so similar to the first book, in my opinion. Overall, I did enjoy the book but I gave this follow up two stars because I felt like there was ENTIRELY TOO MUCH recapping of the previous book. Not only was there too much recapping of the previous book, but I don't need something that I read literally 3 to 5 pages ago repeated to me in detail. I found my self s ...more
Andrea Wilmot
Jun 04, 2012 Andrea Wilmot rated it liked it
Just finished book 1 and can't wait for The Mind Thieves to be released!
Apr 02, 2013 Jazzy rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first book, The Mind Thieves really touched me.

A world is uncovered to not be at all as it seems (view spoiler) Cam's search for the truth is definitely step-by-step, and keeps the suspense going all the way through. There are so many surprises to unfold, and the unpredictability was perhaps one of the many things that got to me.

Moreover, I loved how rigid Cam is in her belief in Lewi
This review doesn't contain spoilers for the first two books in the series.

After The Mind Readers, I was really excited to read the sequel. And I have to say, The Mind Thieves didn't disappoint.

There is something about this series that makes me go crazy because even after two books, I still don't know who the bad guy is. In The Mind Thieves we see that both sides aren't bad per se, just the way they're doing what they think is right is sometimes anything but good. I really love how the series
Feb 15, 2012 Itzy marked it as to-read
OMG. Just saw the cover!
It's amazing!
I can't wait for the book.


Krista Holle
Sep 26, 2012 Krista Holle rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book but it actually ended at the climax. ARGGGGHHHHH!!!! I'm giving it three stars for such a frustrating ending. The last and third book is no where to be seen.
Cyndel Schafer
Apr 27, 2014 Cyndel Schafer rated it really liked it
Another great book in the Mind Reader series. This book was a little faster passed than the first one. In this book Cameron starts to learn about her past but the real questions is, it that what is the real truth and who can she trust? The only thing I did not like about it was all the flash backs. But then again it does add to what had happened in book one and shows a deeper reasoning to her feelings. This book also shows me that you never know who you can truely trust. This book has a lot of t ...more
May 13, 2014 Ranju rated it really liked it
Cameron, the mind reader is a freak and she believed that there is no one of her type until she meets other mind-readers.
She come to know of her powers but also come to know that whatever was told to her was a lie and she struggles to get fit into the present, which was kept hidden from her since long.
Again she is at brink where she trusts no-one but her on instincts. All seems to exploit her for her powers.
Aleksandar Todorović
Feb 25, 2015 Aleksandar Todorović rated it it was ok
I wanted so badly to love this series, but it pretty much seems impossible now.

The first book was OK, the second one... not really.

I mean, flashbacks are practically copied parts of the previous book. I don't mind them that much, but I feel like copying two sentences would be enough, not an entire page.

The writing style remained the same, and by that I mean the writer used the same descriptions for completely different events, something that's definitely not very professional.

The story itself is
Emily E
Feb 20, 2016 Emily E rated it it was amazing
The Mind Thieves
Lori Brighton
February 19, 2016

The Mind Thieves is the second book of The Mind Readers series. Cameron’s epic adventure continues with even more drama, betrayal, lie, and secrets than ever before. As Cameron copes with having lost her memory and having no recollection of anything that happened before Aaron erased her memory, Maddox, one of her father’s secret agents, comes for Cameron. He tells Cameron and her grandmother that Cameron’s father is indeed, alive and that he was sen
Dec 28, 2014 Larajoline rated it liked it
SO this began great, a lot better than the first book. And I had so high hopes for this one. Have her find her father, learn about her powers, develop them and with that her character, change her life and do something good with her powers. But the moment she met her father, I knew this wouldn't turn into any of that but actually become just a copy of the first book!

So instead of wealthy Aaron gathering mind readers in his high secure home to train them, we have John who gathers them in his high
Sep 17, 2014 Nadine rated it liked it
Considering this is the second book in the series I did not see the need for paragraphs upon paragraphs dedicated to what happened in the first book. I get it she is getting her memory back but we already know what happened! It would have been sufficient to simply say that her memory was coming back, she remembered Aaron, Lewis etc not copying and pasting chunks if the first book! The storyline was a bit similar to the first and by a but I mean a lot! However I am not deterred from reading the t ...more
Peter Vialls
Apr 07, 2014 Peter Vialls rated it really liked it
Everything you remember is a lie.
If you don't know what happened in book 1 of this sequence – don't worry about it. Because neither does our heroine. She has the power to read minds, but despite that she has been living a quiet and idyllic life with her grandmother in an island paradise, until she learns that everything she remembers is false – that her memories have been rewritten by mysterious individuals who have unclear aims, but who clearly want her in their clutches. So our teenage heroin
Christina A. Marley
Apr 05, 2014 Christina A. Marley rated it it was ok
Basically felt like a retelling of the first with different characters
I didn’t like this one as much as the first one. The story was very, very similar, except in this novel there are some added parts from the first one. Although in this book she has more of a backbone, though, for me, that doesn’t make up for essentially telling the same story with a different cast of characters. Maybe only the last two or three chapters was a different story. What I didn’t really like was the first chapter of
Hayley Heinecken
May 22, 2014 Hayley Heinecken rated it really liked it
When Cameron wakes up from a supposed 'coma', she doesn't remember anything about the last month. On her eighteenth birthday, she receives a wonderful birthday present, but she doesn't have time to show it off because too soon, her life changes. She loses her grandmother, the only person in the whole world she can trust, and follows a stranger who insists that he knows her. Steel-eyed Maddox tells Cameron that her memory was erased, and she was told it was a coma for her own protection. Maddox a ...more
Mar 05, 2014 Asu rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who read the first book
Give me everything I love!

I'd like to point out that this is the first young adult series I've been reading in which the second book of the trilogy does not pale out to the first. In fact, I was even more fascinated by the plot developments and insights into characters we already know and some we got to know along the way.

The ride down plot lane:

After finding out her dad is alive Maddox and Cameron are on the run to get to him. Once they reach him Cameron gets a pretty good look at the other s
Glenn Younger
Apr 01, 2016 Glenn Younger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when you think you can choose sides, Ms Brighton throws you another curve ball.

Mind games of the highest order happen to Cameron when she is caught between moral factions of different mind readers. One group is helping to fight terrorism, while involving themselves in terroristic tactics in the fight against terrorism. Another group is fighting against the misuse of those with extraordinary mind capabilities, while using mind power against those they are trying to protect. The landscape is
Nov 07, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
Do you know the feeling you get when you're not sure you liked the first book in a series to read the second one, yet you choose to give it a try? This was me reading The Mind Readers series.

Well, but I can say I didn't want to read The Mind Thieves after reading that ending! And of course there were some stuff in this book that annoyed me, yet I do not regret a thing!
In my opinion, despite the giant amount of pages that were transcribed from the first book and some déja-vu things, I can totally
Aug 19, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it

"The Mind Thieves", the second installment of a three part series by Lori Brighton. Taking place a few months after the first book. Aaron has done the unthinkable to Cameron. And the trust issues she had in the past, are ten times worse for her now. Being wanted for her mind reading abilities. While she still doesn't fully understand them her self. Living on the edge everything day, every piece of Cameron's life as she knows it. Comes crashing together.

The b
Nicole Swearengin dovers
I am still reading the series at this point purely out of curiosity. The first book was just ok. The plot was intriguing, so I pushed through despite the not so great writing. Imagine my surprise when book 2 was basically a recount of book 1 in flashbacks. Did Lori Brighton have writer's block and need that much filler? Or perhaps she was thinking people would read book 2 without first having read book 1. Either way, I found myself skipping the flashbacks.

I don't know about others, but the use
April Kay
Mar 29, 2014 April Kay rated it liked it
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Raven Reviewer
Feb 12, 2014 Raven Reviewer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young adults and adults
Ignorance is bliss for Cameron Winters, a mind reader who mysteriously cannot remember the last several months of her life but is enjoying her new life in the Caribbean. That is, until a man shows up with information about her past and more pointedly, her family. With him arrives men with guns and suddenly Cameron is on the run again and searching for answers.

A cross between The Bourne Identity and Heroes, this is one incredible thrill ride I could not put down. Fast-paced, the momentum from the
Jun 20, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
I loved the first book. this book I enjoyed but not as much. I started getting annoyed with how often she gets into arguments to find out facts only for the argument to blow up and not help move along info... But it was still a very enjoyable read and looked forward to reading the third book!
Aug 28, 2015 Kenzie rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books-owned
When I read the first book in this series I was hooked -- as in the second I finished Mind Readers I bought Mind Thieves. Mind Thieves has a unique story line and I really enjoyed the special abilities that the characters had as well as the characters themselves. Lori Brighton does a good job developing her characters and giving them both a good side and a bad side. There were some characters that I started off not trusting then really liking. The story line is pretty fast paced for the most par ...more
Dec 14, 2014 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still interested

I'm starting to get used to cliff hangers with these types of kindle series, so the ending didn't bother me much. I already knew at the beginning that I'd by the entire series.

I have a love hate relationship with Cameron. I really do wonder if people could be so naive. I think this girl needs time to figure out who she is and what she believes in. So far, she's just floating in the wind waiting on directions from those more powerful than her. While I do sympathize with her, I wi
Apr 27, 2014 Isabel rated it did not like it
Really Really did not like this book....felt like the author just dragged me toward the end.....felt like reading it (forced myself to) just out of curiosity to see if something Really good happends in the 3rd one.... Let's see
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