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Closed Hearts

(Mindjack #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,388 ratings  ·  197 reviews
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. As wild rumors spread, a powerful anti-jacker politician capitalizes on mindreaders’ fears and strips jackers of their rights. Wh
Paperback, 342 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by CreateSpace (first published May 14th 2012)
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Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 to bring the secret world of mindjackers out in the open. The regular readers are
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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
Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
3.5/5 stars!
John Gilbert
After a promising first book in this dystopian series, I found the second book a disappointment. Mostly due to the constant adrenaline rush for most of the book. Little time spent on character or world development. Off and running, one crisis after another. Without breaks and story development, things get very old and tiring fast. Not sure if I will continue with this series that started out so well.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
**Review in Progress**

The first part of this book I was a bit unsure of. Things had changed for Jackers and the world was different and I felt it could have been explained better, especially with any gap between book reading. So I felt a bit lost and off balance at first. But then things got better, the pace picked up and the world-building grew so far beyond the first book that I began to really enjoy it. I also enjoyed several of the new characters and learning about special jacker traits and
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
Carol Riggs
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sandy S
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.

Sher A. Hart
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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.

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
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 14, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenges
The action continues. In this book we're introduced to other jackers that have special abilities, which was interesting. There were definitely twists and turns and surprises throughout the book. I'm curious to see what happens in the last book of the trilogy! ...more
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing

OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS!!! I read this in one sitting and wished there was more . Fantastic story
Bob Lee
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The action and intensity were disarming and totally unexpected. I devoured this book in a few hours. The one thing that I hoped for that didn't happen was Kiras abilities didn't become more intense. But, they did curve in a direction that was unexpected and forced me to read this straight through. Highly recommend this to anyone that likes action, drama, love, twists and turns and is well crafted and actually plays a visual movie in your mind.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a good 2nd book in the series. Although the first book was better. I found Kira a little annoying and ended up skipping over pages ... she seems to get kidnapped a lot in this book which makes the storyline feel a little stale. However there were some more likeable new characters. It was a really sad ending for Kira and my heart actually hurt for her which is a sign of a good read when you feel the emotions of the characters. Recommeded read
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Pretty interesting plot line. I’m curious to see what happens next. I like that the author takes you on so many turns throughout the story and lead is not suspiciously lucky every time.
Kent  R
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
compelling story story
Peggy Chen
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book is definitely so so much better than the first book. I actually felt some connection to Kira this time around and could not put the book down. Still not a full five stars though because I still think there are some parts that need cleaning up or better explanation.
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really a different story. Great to the last word!
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New obsession

I love mind reading books right now, I can seem to get enough!!! Have read this while series and stared the short stories and have downloaded the next series
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to get everything else done before I open the book or I'll do nothing else. ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: susan-kaye-quinn
The second book is just as good as the first book. Susan continues the Mindjack Series with Kira hiding in plain sight. New name, new abilities. Love and secrets, revenge and trying to do what is right fuel her passion. Experiments, adventure all still abound in her books are very well written. Both books are smoothly written and blend very well together. I can't wait for the next one! ...more
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Things amp up in Susan Kaye Quinn’s follow-up to Open Minds. This book, Closed Hearts, takes place eight months after protagonist Kira Moore revealed herself and her kind to the world. Kira is one of a minority of mindjackers, people who can control minds. They live in a 22nd-century society where mindreaders have been around for decades. Mindreaders are afraid of jackers and what they can do, creating fear and conflict.

Since there's no need for world-building anymore, Closed Hearts starts at a
Rhiannon Frater
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French,

Other books in the series

Mindjack (5 books)
  • Open Minds (Mindjack #1)
  • Free Souls (Mindjack #3; Mindjack: Kira #3)
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