Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?
Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a tr ...more
I need more of them!!! It was a really short epilogue, it didn't do justice to the characters
I want to know about his dreams, how his subconscious kept her alive, Sadie’s relationship with her parents, etc.
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I was quite surprised by the depth of this story. For the most part, it comes off as a contemporary novel inside a sci-fi bubble. We're literally thrown inside Ford's mind; someone hurt, brok ...more
This book was everything I needed without knowing I needed it. I've been in a reading slump for months and Minders didn't only get me out of it, it also reminded me why I love reading so much. The excitement I felt while reading this was priceless. I had all different kinds of emotional responses to whatever happened ...more
Then Sadie enters Ford's mind. And it just goes downhill from there.
You can pop me into Ford Winter’s mind any day. A sexy, futuristic tale of love and betrayal. I devoured it!
(I don't give stars to YA books, since that's the age category I write for!)
But I cannot.
I'm a older teen. I'm not a older man that's disconnected from young adults lives by many years. I'm still in the middle of my Young Adult years. And I dislike reading "hate" comments on Goodreads and I'm doing my best not to make one. The sexual themes and explicit situations forced me to stop reading this book t ...more
ooooooh. This one completely surprised me with how much I enjoyed it.
At first, I wasn't so sure about Sadie. And the general synopsis made me nervous. This could be silly fluff about a girl pining over a boy.
but before I realized it, I'd hit half way. And I was sure I was enjoying it but I wasn't sure I was loving it until...the crux of the plot hit and I realized how much I knew the characters. How I was rooting them on and hoping they won! Th ...more
Well, actually, I was going to finish it till I ran across a scene I was so disgusted with that there was just no way I was going to bother reading the rest of this.
But other than that:
Writing was fine.
Idea was so/so.
Didn't give a crap about Sadie.
Didn't give a crap about Ford.
Loved Lulu. And actually the best part of this entire book was Lulu and Ford's interaction with her.
Can't be bothered to remember the names of anyone else.
Completely engaging and moving forward all the time, this book is a true page-turner. As it starts with Sadie being interviewed, it immediately gives the reader a good insight into Sadie's personality. She clearly wants to do well but s ...more
I've honestly seen this book everywhere I go, and I feel like it kept on following me, so I then decided to borrow it from the library to give it a go. Since August due to my crazy schedule, it has been stalling in my bookshelf waiting to be picked up and loved from. Minders was a psychological thriller, with some flaws in between. But overall, it was a great novel and a total change.
"He took a step forward, then another. Dread filled her. She wanted to close her eyes, look...more
I'm currently having one of those feelings where you wish you forgot you read a certain book and you could read it over again. To feel all those feels anew. To get all surprised because you didn't know what's about to happen. This book is just that. I'm having major book hangover right now. And i hate that feeling cause i'll probably be ending up in a book rut more or else.
I'm kinda regretting that I read the book in one sitting. I just want to savor and cuddle with it as long as possi ...more
What it's about:
I'm going to use the blurb from the book because I'm finding it a little hard to summarize.
"In a not-so-distant future Detroit, reading someone's mind is no longer just a fantasy
"An unflinching perfectionist, Sadie Ames is about to embark on every teenage girl's dream-she will be an observer in a boy's mind. Her task is to gather information for a corporation that is working to improve inner-city conditions.
"But as Sadie watches Ford struggle to peel back the m ...more
I don't want to say too much and give something away, but I do want to let you know that Sadie and Ford ' relationship is like a grenade. it is deadly and bound to explode so you need to duck to avoid the shrapnel.
All that matter is that there is enough big pieces ...more
Yes, I picked up the book because of the cover. I am a cover judge, and I am okay with that.
The book itself was pretty good. There was a lot of psychology in the characterization, in the science of the Minders program. I loved how capable and witty Sadie is at the beginning, and how expanding out of her perfect yet lonely world let her know what she was missing, and how much she hated her life. The villains were cool and the danger was ...more
For me, this book had quite a slow start. When I began reading, I kept putting it down and flitting to other books because I felt like it wasn't what I had really expected from it. However, when I pushed through that reading stunt and started to get into it, I was absolutely gobsmacked. The characters, the premise, the weird romantic situation, all of it was incredible. I was so surprised by this book that when I picked it up again and carried on reading, I got through it...more
I want to sum it up but don’t want to give anything away; plus given everything in it, I think I wouldn’t be doing this book any favors. BUT this is what I have got: there’s a program of some sort with two parties to it: one aware and the other not at all. Well, thr ...more
Sadie Ames lives by the rules. Her thoughts channel down clean lines of logic, which is why she is so perfect for the coveted Mind Corps Fellowship. As a Mind Corp researcher, Sadie will experience Syncopy, which allows her to live within a subject’s mind while her own body is placed in stasis. Sadie’s subject is Ford Winters, an angry young man who is grieving the recent murder of his older brother. Despite her determination to remain objective, Sadie finds herself d ...more
The idea of being able to be inside somebody's mind was really fascinating and interesting but there were some problems all along that sometimes, I just put in so much effort to continue reading this one. Thankfully, I am glad I continued reading. First, Ford was really intense and it was just great ...more
I went into this book expecting some half ass cooked technology, about mind control with very unrealistic and lacking explanations, but the truth is, I had my mouth shut for me.
The book is about overachieving and control-freak Sadie, who has been chosen for a special research facility that is very tenuous and very exclusive. She will be sent away for 6 weeks to live in someone else’s head. Literally. That someone is a very angry m ...more
The lead female character is written ...more
Reading this book was certainly an interesting experience. It has a hella good premise and the cover was just so pretty. Overall, I'm glad I read it though it wasn't as mindblowing as I hoped it would be.
Overall, I think 'good, but could've been better' sums up my thoughts. There were some interesting points bought up in the book and I feel like this probably would've been better suited to ...more
I really liked this book. The plot was so unique, not like any other book I've read. Starting almost right away, I didn't want to put the book down. I just wanted to keep reading, find out what happened next. Great twists at the end that I didn't see coming at all. The ending was a bit abrupt, but overall it was a great book ☺
This book hooked me in the first chapter, then slowed way down only to speed up in the last half and just went completely crazy in the last 30 pages or so. I think it's fair to describe the pacing as erratic. The ending was rushed and disappointing in its hasty and melodramatic construction, but the majority of the story was easy to get into and the characters were likable.
The setting was futuristic but it seems more lik ...more
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“Ford!” She sat up, her hands gripping his shoulders, putting everything she had into it, all her anger and fear and longing and hope and love. “Ford Winter!”
So softly she almost missed it, he whispered, “Present.”
She laughed through her tears and hugged him. “Good boy,” she said.”