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Mind Games

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,251 ratings  ·  355 reviews
En ny fremtidsthriller skrevet af forfatteren til trilogien SLETTET.

I et fremtidssamfund lever de fleste mennesker deres liv på nettet i en spændende og fascinerende virtuel verden. De har fået implantater, så de nemt smutter over i denne parallelle verden, hvor man kan være lige den man vil, og hvor alt er muligt, underholdende og spændende. Man spiller ikke bare et spil
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 7th 2015 by Nyt Nordisk Forlag (first published March 5th 2015)
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and NetGalley.)

“Don’t let them notice you’re different.”

This was an interesting sci-fi/dystopian story, and I loved the twists.

I felt quite sorry for Luna at the start of this story. The way everyone treated her like a second-class citizen because she didn’t want to ‘plug-in’ to the virtual world was pretty bad. Especially considering that she hadn’t spoken to her father in w
Cora Tea Party Princess
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cora by: Steph
5 Words: Family, love, virtual, conspiracy, control.

My mind is blown. I am now an empty shell of my former self. It may take a while for me to recover. So you'll have to come back later for my actual review.

Ok, so I'm back.

And this book was pretty awesome.

I got so caught up in the story. It just flowed so well and had such an incredible pace. It was supposed to be a 5-chapters-a-day buddy read, but we both pretty much raced through it.

Mind Games is set in a pretty twisted world, and I loved the
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am such a mess right now and it's this book's fault. I really wish the book didn't end the way it did goshdamnit.

I didn't even know Gecko that well, but damn do I wish I could meet one in reality. Hands down my favorite character.

Virtual Reality. Like reality, but without the physical pain, physical restrictions and the unlimited possibilities. Everything that one can do in reality has been transferred to VR, and only a couple people resist it. You have your medical, religious exemptions, and
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Luna lives in a world where the majority of the population has an implant allowing them access to a virtual world. Everyone learns, lives, plays and interacts in this virtual world. Luna is one of few “Refusers”, who choose not to have an implant and do things the old way, like learn in a physical classroom with physical teachers. When she does enter the virtual world, we discover that she has a dangerous secret: she is aware of both the virtual world and the real world around her.

This book remi
*I received an ebook copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Mind games has a quite interesting premise. Luna is a Refuser, a girl who refuses to plug into the virtual world in which most people spend their life now. By doing this
she has become a social pariah and has little hopes for her future. Suddenly one day she's given a chance, a test that will define her future.

The plot is really similar to other dystopian books. At first I was quite enjoying reading Mind g
May 22, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition



Release date?? Cover???


Oh, Teri, please!!! Just give me something! U_U

Charley Cook
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Luna is an outcast, identifying as a Refuser, someone who doesn't plug into the virtual world that surrounds her. There is something strange happening to Luna though, a realisation that she is different and she may not need the Implant to see both the worlds around her.
The story is quick paced, surprising given the size of the book. The best part of the book is the world building within the virtual reality. They are described so vividly that you feel genuine fright at some points and awe in othe
I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley.

Think of Mind Games as a blend of Divergent meets Ready Player One meets Corruption.

It’s some time in the distant future and the vast majority of the world’s population is plugged into a virtual world. The few that aren’t are considered “Refusers”, most of which are Medical Exemption as they have a medical condition that disqualifies them from being able to use the technology, or Religious Exemptions because of their religion (duh)
Dec 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More reviews on my blog, Exploring Pages.
"Five minutes of Realtime, and it is nearly two hours before I stop being sick. That's a pretty good reason to be a Refuser, isn't it?"
― Teri Terry, Mind Games

Thank you Orchard Books for providing me with an advanced reading copy for review.

DNF at 50 %

I wonder if I was fooled by the gorgeous cover, or the premise of Mind Games. As with so many books these days, a synopsis can be either exactly what you think it is, or turn out to be something entirely dif
Kate Ormand
This was like nothing I've read before, set in a high-tech world where most living is done in virtual realities. People take virtual vacations, go to school virtually, have virtual relationships. Luna is a Refuser -- she rejects an implant because when she enters the virtual worlds, she can still sense the body she leaves behind, and the connection makes her sick. Her nanna warns her of the dangers, never to tell anyone, but doesn't give away much more, meaning once Luna finds a way to overcome ...more
Initial thoughts:

1. Luna was a great main character. Loved her!
2. This virtual world was mesmerizing.
3. I loved the world building, although it did frighten me a bit.
4. The writing flowed and the story was fast-paced.
5. I couldn't deal with the big reveal at the end. There were some scenes that were truly gruesome, but made total sense. It definitely gave this book more boom.

Check out my full review on my blog!
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars
I have heard many great things about this book and it has been on my want to read list for a while now and so I thought I should give it a try. When I was starting to read this book I never thought I would be so addicted to a book but when I started reading this book, I just could not put it down because it was so good and it got my attention by all means. I would definitely read this again and maybe more than one time even. I would recommend this book to anyone out there because it is a
Rachel Gunter
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this in exchange for review from netgalley, thanks!

Mind Games was a really interesting sci-fi/dystopian book, it took me a little while to get into it but in the end I definitely enjoyed it. I liked Luna, her refusal to get the implant for the virtual worlds was intriguing. I really felt sorry for her at times though, her mother is dead, her step mum doesn't really seem all that bothered, her dad is constantly 'plugged in' to the virtual world, and her nanna is dying. Its a
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's scary accurate book about what the future probably will look like.
Full review to come!
Sarah Wilson
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of this book from Hatchette Children's Books, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. First thing's first, I absolutely love the cover of this book, it's beautiful. It also has a rather 1984-esque feel to it, which I'm not sure is intentional but, given what the book is about, it wouldn't surprise me.

Although nothing like it in terms of plot, I also definitely had a bit of a reminder of Ready Player One when I read this. Mostly because of the virtual reality world that
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ukya, arcs
Originally at Heart Full Of Books

If I was going to compare this book to any other, it would be Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve, because of the similarities in world-building. So, if you like your fantasy books to have a more technological feel, then this is the book for you. And if you’re read Slated by Teri Terry, you’ll be able to recognise similarities between the main characters.

‘Mind Games’ is all about a girl called Luna, (a name that seems to be so linked to Harry Potter, you have to basic
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, sf

Since I love the Slated trilogy so much, I was so excited to hear that Teri Terry has written a new book, a standalone. So of course I wanted to read it because it sounded mysterious and awesome.

Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book as much as I loved Slated, but Mind Games was still an interesting read.

I really liked Luna as a character because I could identify with her. She has lost her mother and had to live with a step-mother who wasn’t too fond of he
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story takes place in a very interesting setting in the future. This future actually is not that unrealistic with this virtual reality and a manipulative superior organisation called PareCo. I think the author did a good job of creating the concept of this world. It was easy to imagine it inside my head.

The main character, however, was a bit questionable. She is a so - called refuser because she has this secret that she has to keep hidden. Besides, she always gets sick from logging on to the
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book gave me wildly confusing feelings; some areas were covered well and some were questionable. The main character wasn't insanely boring. The premise of the book was good. It could have been amazing. . The idea of moving to the virtual world could have lead to intense combat scene and could have psychologically challenged the characters.

Instead though, the focus was once again- as in every book it seems- on a somewhat bland and forced lovestory. The first 2/5 of the book were good. The ch
I have always been a fan of Teri Terry and have met her on a couple of occasions and discovered she is also very nice to talk to. I heard she was coming to my local book store to do a talk and signing and as it was my Saturday off work I went. Sadly it wasn't very well attended but she still did her talk which was very interesting and discussed some of her books. I've only read the Slated series so far so was eager to know more.

I had this book on loan from the library (actually had been there f
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
When I saw on NetGalley that I was going to read this book 4 months in advance, it was Christmas before Christmas. I am a huge fan of the Slated serie and I was expecting this book greatly.

We follow Luna, the world in which she lives is invaded by technology and the majority of people is connected to a virtual reality where they can meet, play, explore the seabed ... But Luna has the ability to see outside of this reality and to see the real world around her. It's a secret she must protect at al
Just the fact that it took me days to read this says lots.

Okay, the idea is pretty cool, I'll give the writer that. Though I have read Slated and know that I'm not dying to see more of her writing style, the blurb hinted a good subject, so I clicked that green button. While I don't regret it, not too much anyway, I could do without reading it.

At first, it felt like the plot was not going anywhere too interesting. We got our sc-fi world well described as promised, but every few pages, I found mys
♥ Charlotte ♥



this is so sad

lol Teri Terry is just great.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books, 2018
I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved reading it and the concept of the book is amazing, with everyone being wrapped up in technology and it being so evolved that people don’t even need to live in the real world anymore. Definitely how I envision the world to be in years to come. However, I’m unsure on how to feel about how it ended, I can’t decide whether I like it or not, which is why it gets four stars instead of five.

The story itself was interesting, definitely different and extrem
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katy Noyes
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Terry really does have some great ideas. Slated was a fantastic concept, and different from it is Mind Games, though both find a basis in a technologically advanced world where human lives have been changed beyond recognition by software advances. I applaud the author her ideas, stunning.

And I raced through this. It's a good start when you can imagine the world of the characters in just a few pages, where the new technology and the associated vocabulary quickly becomes familiar to you a
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
I was given a copy of Mind Games in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Hachette and Netgalley.

A copy of this review is also on my blog:

Mind Games is set in the near future and tells the story of Luna, one of the few people who are unable to access the virtual world offered by PareCo (Woop! Woop! Evil Corporation Alert!) that the rest of the population spend their education and leisure time in.

Thinking that her future will be limited to the dead-end jobs off
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was very satisfied when I finished it. My favourite character was definitely Gecko and I felt really sorry for him towards the end locked in his s'hack. I loved the way Luna kept being constantly drawn to him while in the void and the twists and turns of the story were brilliant. When you see at the start how different Luna is from the rest of her family, especially her Dad, you really want her to succeed and overcome her difficulties with her school and Stepmo ...more
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Teri has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring three degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist, and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. The footpaths and canal ways of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns where she now lives inspi ...more
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