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Mind Games

(Cassie Scot #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Beware your heart and soul…

Evan broke Cassie’s heart two months ago, and she still doesn’t know why. She throws herself into family, friends and her new job at the sheriff’s department, but nothing helps. The only thing that finally allows her heal and move on is the love of a new man, mind mage Matthew Blair. Cassie finds him... irresistible

Matthew may also be the only on
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 15th 2014 by Twilight Times Books
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Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Ebook release was April 10!!!
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Mind Games is the much awaited third installment in the new adult mystery series, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Talented author Christine Amsden keeps delivering a great story filled with interesting characters, romance, mystery, and the paranormal, lots of it.

In this episode, Cassie still doesn’t know why Evan broke her heart two months ago, and the mystery gnaws at her big time. She decides to keep busy and make herself useful at the sheriff’s department. She also meets charismatic mind
Kimber Wheaton
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, new-adult
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the first two novels in the Cassie Scot series. These are definitely best read in order as the story continues from book to book. I'm going to try keeping this review as spoiler-free as possible, but if you haven't read the first two books, I suggest picking those up. they really are great reads. Mind Games, the latest in the Cassie Scot series delivers nonstop action and great characters in an intriguing story that wi
Mind Games by Christine Amsden is a 2014 Twilight Times publication.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Evan breaks things off with Cassie after he learns a shocking secret that changes the entire dynamic between them. He can barely cope with the knowledge himself and he knows once Cassie finds out, things could never be the same between them. For all intents and purposes their relationship is done.
Cassie has no idea why Evan suddenly turned on her, but no matter
~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀

After the intensely emotional roller coaster of Secrets and Lies, I had no idea what the third installment in this series would reveal about Cassie's life. This book picked up right where the second one left off, and pulled me right back into the emotional turmoil between Cassie and Evan.

With the addition of a few new characters, this dramatic story gets even more twisted and intense. Matthew is a character I really wanted to like, but in the end, it just made me like Evan even more. I felt so
Denise Bartram
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I was gifted a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review***

The Cassie Scot novels are easily one of my favourite series. Each book has a mixture of action, romance, mystery and suspense. I love a good story and not one of these books has let me down yet.
If you haven't read books 1 & 2 then there's no point in reading this book. These books need to be read in the correct order so you know who is who and what is what.

'Mind Games' brings us into Cassie Scot's life once again and t
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.

Mind Games is the highly anticipated third book in the Cassie Scot series. In the same vein as the previous two books, Mind Games start off with a bang and continues that way till the end. The action starts immediately from the moment readers open the book, with a murder involving the McClellan, one of Eagle Rock Magical family, a pastor on a witch hunt and an out of town sorcerer new to Eagle Rock with the hope
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Mind Games starts out with action right from the very beginning with Evan who is Cassie Scot's friend. Evan is trying to save a young woman from a group of magical beings and to keep them from using her as a human sacrifice. Evan has his hands full trying to get through all of the magical beings when he runs into a vampire and is wondering why a vampire is there with them but he has no time to dwell on that fact while tryin
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May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

wow just wow. I was left speechless many times over in this addition of the Cassie Scot series. I did not think Christine Amsden could shock me or get more of a rise from me but boy I was wrong. This book has so many things going on but it all leads to what we all want and hope for Evan and Cassie together. Oops wait hold the phone..we want and hope buuttt yeah due to the cliffy not nice by the way. A not nice way to have us hang so deliciously evil but this was still a magically delicious read.
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I'm greatly enjoying the Cassie Scot series, and this third volume is another good entry. It didn't have a great moment equivalent to the previous book (Secrets and Lies), in which I pumped my fist and said "Yes!" out loud when Cassie won against overwhelming odds by being super-smart, but it did have plenty of good moments, and a pleasing amount of intricacy.

This is a series which you need to read from the beginning (Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective). There's not much recap, and each book buil
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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. Promise!

This review may contain minor spoilers. My review of books one and two of the series are available for those who want to catch up with the series!

There's just something about Cassie Scot.

Maybe it's her position as the only non-magical member of her supernaturally powerful family. Maybe it's her wre
Feb 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Amsden sets the books in a small town full of grudges, double-dealing, selfishness, and cycles of revenge: imagine the Hatfields and McCoys, with a third family that hates them both, and a fourth family that hates the fifth but allies itself with the McCoys, losely speaking. Against this backdrop, it seems promising that Alexander DuPris comes to town proposing an objective national governing body that would settle disputes and find justice for those wronged by magic practitioners.

The need for
Melissa Ann
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I was really excited when I was asked if I wanted to review Mind Games by Christine Amsden. I had already read the first two books in her "Cassie Scot" series, and couldn't wait to get my hands on this third installation. And I'm happy to say that Amsden did not disappoint.

For those of you who have also followed along on the Cassie Scot journey with me, I'll let you know this right away – there isn't a lot of Cassi
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Please note that my review of Book 3 will most likely contain Book 1 and Book 2 spoilers.

Cassie Scot and her completely non-normal life just keeps getting more and more complicated. Evan leaves town for the summer which angers Cassie more than her parents have. There is definite love between Evan and Cassie but the events that have unfolded in previous novels keep cupid from truly hitting his mark. As Cassie is trying to move on with her life, Matthew, a mind mage, makes a move on her and she wh
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the moment she was born, Cassie Scot has had to deal with the fact that she's different from the rest of her family. Though no one has outright said that they blame her for her lack of powers, she knows her family thinks the worst of her. She can't quite understand as to why she's so normal. Not when everyone else seems to have magic aplenty within their veins.

As the situation between Cassie and Evan escalates, she soon realizes that things are not as clear-cut as she thought they were. The
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Mind Games is certainly my favorite in the Cassie Scot Series so far guys! We start off in the thick of it, Evan kicking butt with an assist from Hunter/Vamp(ish) Jason and a revelation in Evan’s thinking.

Meanwhile, Cassie, nursing a broken heart, has pieced a life together with her friends in a new apartment. Working for the sheriff and a new partner, she is trying to solve the murder of th
Beverly McClure
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes love hurts. Sometimes love is complicated. Sometimes it’s time to move on to a new love, to a new life. This is what Cassie Scot does in Award Winning Author Christine Amsden’s latest novel Mind Games: a Cassie Scot Novel. Or rather what she tries to do. If only her ex-boyfriend would cooperate.
Cassie Scot, star of Christine Amsden’s Cassie Scot Mystery series, is back, along with old familiar characters (if you’ve read books one and two) and the addition of some interesting new charac
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

“Mind Games” by Christine Amsden is book 3 in the intriguing ‘Cassie Scot’ fantasy series which features the continuing adventures of the only non-magical member of a powerful magical family. Sadly, Cassie has been betrayed by her longtime friend and romantic interest, Evan Blackwood, although their relationship continues to be very complicated. Cassie becomes involved with the powerful Matthew Blair, much to the dismay of those around her, and this, added to the tinderbox that the town
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

I really like Christine Amsden's Cassie Scot series but find myself wanting to strangle Cassie and Evan at times! Yes, they've both been lied to and manipulated but they really are their own worst enemies (I'm mainly blaming Evan and his actions here)! The ending to Secrets and Lies was a killer and I was torn between wanting to hug Evan and smack him. The clever thing about Amsden's writing is how she keeps you guessing and isn't afraid to mix things up. Just when you think certain characters a
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, arc
I received an ARC copy to give an honest review.

I really enjoy the world of the paranormal that this author has created with Cassie. I would highly recommend you read the other two books in this series so you can get a feel of the characters and their powers and a bit of their background.
Mind Games takes place where book two ended. Cassie and Evan are no longer together but he just can't or won't let her be and let her get on with her life.
Cassie is slowly getting her life back to normal but o
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received the ebook for free for an honest review

The cover has intrigue with the burning house on it, and I don’t know what it is about the moon, but I love it :)

Christine really is a fabulous writer. I always get pulled into Cassie Scot’s world and think it would definitely be an interesting place to live. Never a dull moment :) It always amazes me the twists that she throws in and how action packed her story lines are. Her writing style is jus
Frances Hampton
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: april-choices
The title of this book is so appropriate. I thought I had things figured out pretty early on. I didn't mind though as unexpected things kept happening. Excitement and suspense were flowing fairly steadily. Turns out I was wrong but right. Mind Games with the author.
I love this series. Each book has its own mystery which is solved yet remains woven into the following books. There are wonderful setups, cliffhanger of a sort, for the next book. The series has no strong language issues. There are so
Third in the Cassie Scot, Normal Detective series, Mind Games ups the ante of the overarching story with Cassie, broken-hearted, falling for a powerful mind-mage, while Evan, the cause of her heart-break, still strives to get her back.

When the pastor’s home burns, locals turn against the witches in their midst, quoting the Bible and lighting fires. Condemnation overrides kindness, and their ire might burn even those who are merely guilty by association. But Cassie’s job is to find out how and wh
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is so appropriate. I thought I had things figured out pretty early on. I didn't mind though as unexpected things kept happening. Excitement and suspense were flowing fairly steadily. Turns out I was wrong but right. Mind Games with the author.
I love this series. Each book has its own mystery which is solved yet remains woven into the following books. There are wonderful setups, cliffhanger of a sort, for the next book. The series has no strong language issues. There are so
Kirsty Bicknell
Mind Games surprised me by being the best of the Cassie Scot books. The plot is as full of intrigue and mystery as the other two stories but Christine Amsden supplements this with added tension.
In Mind Games it is the magical community of Cassie's home town, Eagle Rock, which is threatened by an unknown enemy. During the course of Cassie's investigation the reader meets some new characters, and revisits old ones. Although brief, I particularly enjoyed the reappearance of Jason, a favorite mine
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amsden has done it again. Mind Games is another enticing read in the Cassie Scot series. When I first started reading this series, I was unsure if there was enough mystery and intrigue for an entire series. Well, I was wrong – and how. This series has it all – a great detective story, suspense, fantasy and romance. The story just keeps getting better and better. The foreshadowing and little clues laced here and there throughout the book make this a true detective series. In addition to the myste ...more
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once again Christine does not disappoint. This book. starts off basically where book.#2 ended. If you liked the other 2books you'll love this one. you finally y get answers to questions you've probably Been asking since book.#1. I know I have and I'm so.happy they were finally revealed.
The writing and Storyline is as always great. well written, enjoyable, a lot more of Cassie finally questioning herself and her non magical ability until she finally gets answers. a lot of anger mudanes this book
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mind Games is the 3rd book in the Cassie Scott series.

Cassie Scott-Paranormal Detective (Book 1)
Secrets and Lies (Book 2)

This is definitely a series you should read in order. It takes off seamlessly from the prior book and the ending--well has you wanting that book immediately if not sooner! Cassie is still heartbroken over the way Evan just seemed to drop her and is now living with two of her friends in an apartment. A new guy comes into her life, Matthew, but he is not all he seems to be. Mean
I was quite excited when I was given the opportunity to read this, the 3rd installment, in the Cassie Scott series. This whole series has been terrific and the author even managed to raise the bar with this one. I love the way in which Christine Amsden tells the story; there is always mystery, tasteful romance, lots of twists, and superb character interactions, along with a healthy dose of humor.

Cassie is a likable heroine who excels at figuring out ingenious solutions to odd-ball situations. F
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Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it ...more

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