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Alien Minds

(Dimension Drift #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  46 reviews

On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy-but-terrible accident. My perfect-looking parents say I live an ideal life inside the Boston dome. And although my swoon-worthy guard, Thorne, looks totally familiar, he says we don’t have a history.

What a bunch of crap.

I don’t remember anything—not even my real name—but I can still t
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Published April 23rd 2019 by Monster House Books
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T.H. Hernandez
I finally dove into Christina Bauer’s sci-fi/fantasy adventure series with ALIEN MINDS. While this is book 1 in the Dimension Drift series, the characters and worlds are well-established from other, connected, series. That is evident from the opening chapter. Though I’m new to this world, Bauer does a great job of balancing the plot with world building so that even a newbie like me can grasp the nuances of the setting without being bogged down by details that detract from the story. When 17-year ...more
Jessica Belmont
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alien Minds is the first in the Dimension Drift series, and you can be sure I’ll be reading the rest! I do wish I’d read the prequels first, but that just means I’m going read the prequels and then re-read Alien Minds to continue on! I never say “no” to re-reading a fantastic book!

This book is full of everything you’d want in a Sci-Fi. Action packed, kick-butt characters, a unique world, and riveting romance! It was a book I couldn’t put down and I am so looking forward to reading more.

*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
*Rating* 3.0


Alien Minds is the first installment in author Christina Bauer's Dimension Drift series. Let me set the scene for this series. First, this is not the first book in the series. There are two prequels called Scythe and Umbra. Scythe is the story of Meimi Archer one of the most intelligent young scientists in this world who created something that led to being discovered by the wrong people. Umbra follows the second main character
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has got to be my new favorite series, or maybe I should say that I am adding it to my faves list for sure.

To being with, I do highly recommend starting with the 2 little prequels. I tend to read those after, but this time I did in the right order and I am so happy I did so. IMHO it makes it so so so much better and clearer.

It is my opinion/suggestion, you are under no obligation, but have I ever steered you wrong?

I have already said that I loved it, and I cannot wait for more. It all boile
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I not going to say that you should have reads the prequels first, but I just saying. The prequels give you so much more insight to the two rich and wonderful characters that you fall in love with. The awareness of this young woman upon waking up and not recognizing her surroundings. She's there but not really there. She was determined, smart, strong, and I would even call it a bit intuitive.
I found that the dynamic between Thorne and Meimi was still there even if she really didn't understand wh
This book has good world building and the plot is engaging. I feel that the characters need more development. The MC Meimi wakes in a hospital with no memories of what happened to her or how she arrived their. She soon learns this is a world is ruled by a government that eliminates you when you are no longer useful to them or pose a threat. She works to gain trust so she can undermine them so I guess they can't wipe everything because Meimi knows what she does not wants to be in or support the g ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, sci-fi
Received from Xpresso Book Tours

Wow, this was one hell of a book. :) I just finished it and my thoughts are nowhere coherent. I knew from reading prequel that it will be amazing & was super hyped about it, but the story just blew my mind. :)

Wisteria wakes up in a hospital bed and the creepy doctor explains how she lost all her memories because of the accident and has to work for him on his super evil plan. She is guarded by Thorne who seems very familiar and goes for hot to cold all the time. Se
Jamie Pauline
Mar 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, arcs
Read: March 2019

Rating: 1 star out of 5

*Thank you to Edelweiss+ for the free digital ARC.*

Honestly, I expected little from Christina Bauer’s Alien Minds - and this book lived up to my expectations. I plowed through Alien Minds quickly, simply because it was tedious and jejune and I wanted to be done with it.

Alien Minds plays host to a plethora of flaws, least of which is the sloppy editing. Although the writing is legible, Bauer’s strong suit clearly does not lie in grammar and spelling convent
Tonja Drecker
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an easy to read, fun adventure for fans of multiverses, science fiction and a dash of romance.

Meimi wakes up to find herself in a hospital. Her memory is gone, especially of the couple who stares down at her, claiming to be her sponsor parents. But worse, her doctor is the evil government scientist that even her missing memory can't erase from her mind. She has no doubt that something is up, and it no doubt involves her special talents. When she again wakes to find herself in an almost p
Katherine Paschal
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Meimi wakes up to find she has no memories of who she is or what is going on, but she does not trust the weasel little doctor who tries to feed her lies of her past. All she knows for certain is that she refuses to fall into the doctor's plan and be a good little minion to destroy mankind- and that she needs her own plan to escape, and if she just so happens to sabotage a plan to kill millions of "undesireables", so be it. Thorne on
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alien Minds is the first full-length novel in this series. I highly recommend reading the two prequel books, Dimension Drift and Scythe before starting Alien Minds because the needed back story is pretty essential to understanding where Alien Minds begins. However, the author does put quite a few explanatory highlights from the prequels as possible without dragging down the story. At the beginning of Alien Minds Meimi, our heroine, wakes up in a hospital with no memories of who she is or what is ...more
Lelia Taylor
3.5 stars

After this series’ prequels, Scythe and Umbra, I was pretty sure the first full-length novel would be a wild ride and so it is. Alien Minds delivers a punch on all levels—action, intrigue, and nefarious government activities—and it’s all at the core of masterful worldbuilding I’ve come to expect from Ms. Bauer.

There’s romance, of course, between Meimi and Thorne, and I can’t say I was thrilled with that part but such things seem to be de rigueur in young adult fiction so I just go with
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I will start this review saying that in my opinion, it is best to read both prequels before starting Alien Minds
You get so much insight into how both Meimi and Thorne were before the start of Alien Minds.
So if you haven't already, go check them out!

That being said, I liked the story! I find the plot to be fun and very versatile. Though sci-fi isn't my normal cup of tea, I had no issues with this at all. Think more along the lines of 'alternate universe' and not as much 'spacey'.

World building
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alien Minds is Book 3 of The Dimension Drift series. It is from the perspectives of both Meimi and Throne alternating. I really loved that the author wrote it this way. Meimi is Thornes transcendent, meaning they are linked throughout every reality. They are soulmates. But super cool soulmates that can hear each others thoughts and whatnot.

Throughout the book, the author beautifully constructed the relationship between the two. They are not whole without the other. The author wrote the story so
Jesse Ruth (The best boyfriends are book boyfriends)
Meimi wakes up with no memory, and worse, she has to deal with Luci and Josiah without even knowing who they really are. She thinks her name is Wisteria Roberts, Meimi's old alias. However, she is still okay enough to know that this situation is sketchy and she doesn't like the Authority and definitely does not want to help Godwin. Meanwhile, Thorne is still protecting Meimi by working for Godwin as her personal guard. He is also secretly meeting his brothers , Justice and Slate, to not only kee ...more
Mrs. Kenyon
Meimi wakes up in a hospital with many of her memories missing. She is told she has been in an accident and that she lives an ideal life inside the dome. Even though she doesn’t remember much about her past, she does know she is being lied to … especially about her guard, Thorne. He looks familiar and she can’t shake the feeling that she isn’t being told everything. Meimi can’t remember her name, but she still has all her high-tech science skills. Now that is fishy. Why is the government demandi ...more
Teresa Kizzar
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recommend reading the prequel’s Scythe and Umbra. They give you a lot of background information, but it is not necessary Alien Minds can stand alone. Alien Minds is the first book in the Dimension Drift Series.

I thought the prequel‘s were exciting but Alien Minds stepped it up a notch. You’ve got memory loss of a kick butt heroine. And the evil doctor working with so-called sponsor parents that supposedly care about Meimi. They are supposed to be sponsoring Meimi so she can attend Echo Academ
Esther Haddie's Haven
Two things I was really excited about:
1) New Christina Bauer book; she has a fun and unique way of telling her stories.
2) A different take on leading heroines with good action pieces and suspenseful plots.

I had the privilege of reading the prequels before diving into Alien Minds. I am very glad that I did. I really enjoined Meimi's character. She has great spunk. She's a total bad-ass. She's extremely observant of her surroundings and I found that relatable to myself because I am exactly the sam
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Once I made it past the first two titles, Scythe and Umbra, I was all in on knowing more about what would happen.

This title picks up after Meimi has been taken and had her memories swiped by the government. Thorne manages to get himself placed as the guard overseeing her.

Together they discover the mad scientist plans (including taking over the government) which they both vow to stop.

Although Meimi does not have her full memories, it is soon apparent that her subconscious knows a few things. Lik
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been anxiously waiting for this book to release since I read the two prequels - Scythe and Umbra and let me tell you, it was so worth that wait.

The story has everything I've come to learn and love about author Christina Bauer. The world building and twists and turns had me flipping through the pages so fast, I'm pretty sure I developed an eye twitch because I just couldn't slow down. lol

I am borderline obsessed with this story. My mind is just whirling with the unknowns and possibilities th
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Monster House Books and the Netgalley website for allowing me to read this book.

It features the main heroine who, at the age of 17, wakes up in hospital and learns that she has survived a banal but terrible accident. She has no memories, doesn't even know her name, she would have had her memory wiped, leaving her with a lot of science skills. The government is desperate for her to create a new technology that will bring the apocalypse to anyone who is not perfect.

So she's
Brandy Mulder
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recommend reading the prequels first but it's not necessary. They will help fill in how Thorne becomes a guard and how Meimi ends up in the hospital, but you won't be lost if you don't read them. There is secrets, lies, espionage, danger, and lots of awesome tech. The tech gets more of an explanation in the prequel Scythe like how drift voids are a way to cross realities, but I don't think it's confusing as it's presented in this book. Meimi is out to take down the plans of an evil scientist w ...more
Andrea Thompson
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ya, fantasy, sci-fi
It's important to note straight off that while you don't have to have read the prequels, it's super helpful if you do! Context can be really important in these stories!

Amnesia? Check. Shady doctors with nefarious government plots for our feisty heroine? Check. A swoony hero and great friends? CHECK!

Meimi is a fun heroine to follow and it's always entertaining for me to follow a story where there's something shady going on and the characters have to figure out how to stay true to themselves, even
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I do love a good sci-fi read and this is definitely a good read!

I like Meimi, when we meet her she's just woken up with amnesia. It's cool how she still trusts her instincts and is very intelligent.

    And her guard Thorne, who is a gorgeous alien, is connected to her. Meimi is his transcendent. It's quite sweet.

It's written well, with something to keep you interested all the way through. There's no major gaps of boredom, which is a bonus. 

There is however a cliffhanger ending.....It's so mean!
Brandi Wolfertz
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, arcs
I'm not a big fan of alien books, but this one, I'm so glad I read! The prequels should be read before, so you have a better understanding of what's going on. But I absolutely loved this book!! I feel in love with Meimi and Thorne almost instantly. And what they have to go through and ascribe seemed impossible. But they make it work, despite the odds being built against them. And then the ending? Blown away!! I thought the story and plot was well thought out and kept me engrossed even after I fi ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
I enjoyed the characters and the world. Make sure you read the prequels or you will likely be lost.

My biggest issue with ALIEN MINDS was that there was just too much explanations about things that wasn't needed. It took me out of the flow of the story and made me want to skip ahead to the meat of things.

The romance aspect was well done and all of the characters were easy to navigate. I would read more.

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Bertha Alicia
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alien Minds is the third book in the Dimension Drift series. Christina Bauer offers us one of her best books (and that is saying a lot, because they are all very good), with a story that engages the reader and makes this book one of those stories almost impossible to stop reading.
Despite the fact that the book is intended for YA and it is a SciFi story, any open-minded person can enjoy a very well-constructed plot, with a main character, Meimi Archer, who possesses the mind of a genius and the c
Anna Fox
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite authors. I love her world building, the plot and the characters. The MC is being held by a government that eliminates you when you are an undesirable. She develops a plot to undermine them while making seem like she is working for them.

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review. - Great Read!
Bee Jay
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm not sure whether this book wants to be a romance, an alien novel or a dystopian; it mixes bits from all three, sadly not very successfully. Despite its being the third in a series I was able to follow well enough, but it just didn't make much internal sense, as far as I could tell. Not awful, but not great either. ...more
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Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes young adult romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, ...more

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