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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Arden sells memories. Whether it’s the becoming homecoming queen or studying for that all important test, Arden can hack into a classmate’s memories and upload the experience for you just as if you’d lived it yourself. Business is great, right up until the day Arden whites out, losing 15 minutes of her life and all her memories of the hot boy across the school yard. The ho ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Swoon Reads
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Jan 05, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Sci-fi from Swoon Reads?!

Go home Swoon Reads, your drunk.

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Tricia Levenseller
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a really awesome thriller/mystery! I love the way everything unfolded. I thought I had the whole thing figured out, but Silver is GOOD. She pulled one over on me.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Ooo memory hacking sounds fun
Samantha Hastings
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MIND GAMES is a smart, sexy sci fi thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. Arden is a hacker with a lucrative side job of selling other people’s thoughts and experiences. If you ever wondered what it would be like to be homecoming queen you could download the memory and experience it like it was your own. Or if you forgot to study for a quiz, you can use someone else’s memories. Everything is going fine until Arden realizes that her own memories have been hacked. She’s missing thousa ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!! Mind blown!
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Mar 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019
Alright Swoon. I see you. Not sure when we branched into sci-fi but I'll give it a go
Diana Urban
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early version of Mind Games, and wow... it was so good! This book was SO hard to put down — I read it in only two sittings. Such a unique premise. The stakes were high, the hook was fantastic, the world-building was excellent, and I loved Arden's voice. And Arden and Sebastian's relationship? Swoonworthy! <3
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I thought it started out as a fairly interesting thriller -- erased memories! conspiracy! future tech! -- but towards the halfway point I started getting irritated by pretty much everything. I wanted something that was more Black Mirror and less generic-tech-thriller. I hated the romance, I hated the big reveal, and I hated the ending.
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May 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
I had been eagerly eyeing this book for months so when I got an ARC I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to dig in. All those hopeful and excited thoughts shattered within the first two chapters and then all remaining respect disintegrated.

The only thing I remember about the main character Arden is her stilettos. I have no clue why a 17 year old would wear stilettos everyday to school, but Arden does. She also prances around in them in her house, runs in them multiple times, and scales through windo
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I have never been more invested in a plot as I have been with Mindgames. Mindgames at first when I read the description reminded me a lot of Tron and Ready Player One, two favorites for our young patrons. This book was better! The drama and the suspense Arden faces for herself just by getting involved with virtual reali
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I enjoyed this book's background, the idea of storing memories and being able to relive other people's memories (think Vicarious by Paula Stokes except not as life threatening thrilling experiences but any kind of experience). But the main character is kind of a douche, so it was hard to be in her head for a whole book, and she kept doing "the wrong thing," but it ended up being "the right thing," which was annoying. Overall, it was a quick fun read but not one that will stay with you for a long ...more
Chandler Baker
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Smart, fun protagonist with witty writing and cool, trippy plot--teens (and adults) won't soon forget this book (which is funny! once you read the book...)
Jennifer H.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you to Netgalley and Swoon Reads! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Arden's specialty is selling memories, but when it comes to her own she protects them as if they are fine jewels. When Arden suddenly loses not only a chunk of time, but all her memories specifically of a boy - Sebastian - that she apparently has history with and to make matters worse, Sebastian has lost ALL his memories, Arden realizes that it goes beyond a
Eleanor Roth
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Margaret Schoen
This is a review of an ARC from Edelweiss

I just couldn't get into this one. The idea is interesting - in a world where people store their memories in the cloud, there's money to be made in selling them. A teenager at a special school hacks a program to create a brisk trade in important memories - answers to a test, catching a winning touchdown, etc - until she her own memories are wiped and has to find out why.

This just didn't grab me though - and I immediately was finding flaws in the logical
Oren Leifer
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Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read. The book is a great read alike for Ready Player One. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend that adults try it out as well.
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Shana Silver studied creative writing at Syracuse University. She's been a computer animator, an e-book creator for a major publisher, and now works as a Project Manager in digital and TV advertising where she enjoys telling people what to do. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and the characters she dreams up. Reverse is her debut novel.

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