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The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

(The Frost Files #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  4,821 ratings  ·  834 reviews

For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real.

Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers—a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she's normal for once.

But then a bod

Paperback, 482 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Orbit
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Montzalee Wittmann
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Girl That Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. This book opened with a is the opening lines so you can see what I mean!

"On second thoughts, throwing myself out the window of a skyscraper may not have been the best idea.
Not because I’m going to die or anything. I’ve totally got that under control.
It wasn’t smart because I had to bring Annie Cruz with me. And Annie, it turns out, is a screamer. Her fist
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, 2019-shelf
Nothing beats this title. I requested this pretty much only because of it.

That being said, I read it with an open mind and expected a bunch of snark to go with my telekinesis. The trick to this kind of genre book is not to expect anything outright original but think of it as a great way of telling a fun story.

And for the most part, it is. It's not about science. It's about running a snarky mystery novel with all the heisty action, running, fighting, and reveals that keep our MC alive. You know,
Holly (The GrimDragon)
"Oh, fuck this. I'm sorry, but fuck it. Right now I'm so tired I'm not sure I can make it to the bedroom, let alone get my clothes off. Solutions to life's problems can wait."

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind is quite the title, isn't it? It certainly drew me in! I had just.. ALL THE THOUGHTS with regards to this before starting. Why is it bleeped?! What type of shit can this person move? The blurb! X-MEN! Superheroes! Is it going to be insanely bonkers?! I hope so! I need something fun
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

A literary tour de force this was not (but I mean, you’ve probably gathered that from the title already), but still most definitely a ton of fun (again, the title). The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with her Mind by Jackson Ford is the perfect book to read for pure irreverent and action-packed escapism.

Meet Teagan Frost, a young woman who possesses incredible psychokinetic powers, something that the government is all too will
Mel (Epic Reading)
I liked the concept and plot but felt overall disconnected with the characters. There is a lot of humour and wit (just like the title implies) in Jackson Ford's first book of a new series called Frost Files. However it often felt like the humour was just covering up for poor character development. Jackson Ford does, however, start off very fast in the plot department. Let's get into some details:

Leading Gal
The female main character, whom the story is told through, is a bitter sarcastic, and rel
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford continues my unfortunate run of bad luck in fiction reading choices. It sounds funny and fluffy with a good plot, a book I will like. It’s not. I have very definite problems with this novel.

Teagan Frost has telekinetic ability—she can move shit with her mind. Too bad for her that this ability has caused more problems in her life than opportunities. Right now she’s living in Los Angeles, using her abilities by working in a covert governm
The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...

Can I just say that the title of the book is fucking amazing!

Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, turn off from the world and enjoy a book. You want to read a book that is full of attitude, that is bold, brash and loud. A book that is pure and unadulterated fun and that is what The Girl Who Could Move Sh#t With Her Mind is. It is a book that is barmy, bonkers and brilliant.

Liz Barnsley
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is seriously the most fun you’ll have with a book this year.
Meet Teagan. She really can move sh** with just her mind but it doesn’t make her invincible and she’s all caught up in shadowy government affairs and a battle with her own past….
This is a fast moving, high octane thrill ride interspersed with calmer moments as we learn more about what has lead Teagan to this point. Jackson Ford creates an eclectic and engaging cast with an intriguing group dynamic that absorbs you into their quirky
First thing I need to admit: I wanted this because of the title. Seriously, the title told me the book should be just plain fun…and it was!

Now, I wasn’t sure at first. It started out like a heist novel and those aren’t my thing. But soon enough, it turned into so much more. And props to the author: every time I had a little thing that bugged me, the author addressed it and made everything okay.

The characters are awesome – even one who completely shocked and disappointed me. The author sprinkles
Aug 30, 2022 rated it really liked it
For some jobs, you need a black-ops team and a fleet of Apache choppers with heat-seeking missiles. For others, you need a psychokinetic with a music-hating support team who can make a lot less noise and get things done in a fraction of the time. You need a completely deniable group of civilians who can do stuff that even a special forces soldier would struggle with. That's us. We a re fast, quiet, effective and deadly.
Go ahead; make the fart joke. Tanner didn't laugh when I made it either.

K.J. Charles
Oct 16, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 27%, just not landing for me in any way and the narrator is profoundly unlikeable. Might reread Turbulence instead.
Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm going to be honest with this - the title and cover for this book totally reeled me in. Luckily for me, the story behind it totally lived up to the hype I'd built up for it in my head. Anyway, the story is totally nuts but in the best ways. It's fast-paced, off-the-wall, action-packed, and a ton of fun.
Seriously, you won't get bored with Jackson Ford's debut novel (well, Ford is actually the pseudonym of a bestselling sci-fi
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a feeling The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind would be fun to read, and I was right. It's something I haven't read before, and I was drawn straight into the story from the start. Teagan is a unique heroine with abilities to move things with her mind. She's obliged to work with the government, unfortunately. She's accompanied by an unconventional motley crew who work with her. Teagan is funny, brash, totally unique and likeable in a delightful kind of way. I liked the dialogue, word ...more
Nils | nilsreviewsit
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
‘I take a deep breath, then another. I’ll be fine. After all, I have superpowers. I survived a fall from the top of a skyscraper with no parachute. I can sure as hell survive this.’

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind is a new urban fantasy series by Jackson Ford. There has been quite a buzz surrounding this book lately, and with a title as awesome and as catchy as that, who wouldn’t be intrigued? I also saw that the book had been likened to that of the X-Men series, and as I’m a fan of s
The Captain
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Ahoy there me mateys! With a title like that, ye know I had to check it out. This book stretched believability a whole bunch but I didn’t care because the story was so darn fun. A wonderful popcorn book with a heart. This book be 447 pages and flew by!

The story follows Teagan Frost who has no choice but to work for a shady government organization due to her psychokinesis in exchange for freedom on a leash. Well a simple job goes bad, then really bad when a guy is murdered, and then Teagan gets t
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
When I saw this book browsing a bookstore, I was immediately drawn in by the title. The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind, how incredible is that? And when the summary said it was like a mystery crossed with X-Men I was hooked, but I still decided to check it out from the library instead of buying it on the spot. And I’m glad I did, because man did this book not live up to the hype. I was expecting a bit more action, but it’s a mystery so I guess I understand it focusing on the characters m ...more
Marc *Dark Reader of the Woods*
I thoroughly enjoyed this as a very-now light pop action super-power thriller-type thing. It is at least as good as its title. I tried to get my public library to order it but it was one of the rare times they turned down my requests, so I put it on my birthday wish list and my dad got it for me. Thanks, Dad! I made sure to let him know that I enjoyed it.

The author-provided bio states that he has a dozen best-sellers under his (assuming actual male identity) belt, but this is first book by Jacks
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
First of all, the sequel being titled Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air gives me life. You don't even understand how much I appreciate these titles.

So I've never watched Alias so I cannot say much about that comparison but this definitely reminded me of a mash up of several shows but Scorpion and X-Men definitely stand out. This was quite a fast paced and a bit chaotic/mind boggling book. There wasn't much time to process what happened because something else would happen immediately after. I d
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (2.5+)


For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real.

Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she’s got telekinetic powers—a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she’s normal for once.

But then a body turns up at the site of her last job—murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have
Beth Tabler
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jackson Ford's irreverent story The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind is as fun as the title suggests. Seriously, I laughed out loud a few times. My favorite protagonist type is snarky. I enjoy a good bit of snark and a well-placed quip. I also enjoy it when people lose their shit and are fed up with your antics, which is Teagan, in a nutshell. Teagan is a woman, put in ridiculous situation after ridiculous situation over 22 hours. Oh, she is also The Girl Who Can Move Sh*t With Her Mind. S ...more
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic title! The story's pretty good, with the action swift and plenty of sarcasm and and peril, and the idea of a government-led group that deals with terrorists and the like using Teagan Frost's unique psychokinetic ability, as well as the more normal capabilities of her colleagues. Though, as far as mystery was concerned, I figured out who the big bad was very early on, and kept wondering when the reveal would happen for the characters.
I think I'll continue on with the series, as
The Nerd Daily
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Carolyn Percy

You think you’re having a bad day at work? All Teagan Frost wants to do is kick back and relax with a few beers, peruse her favourite restaurant and take-out menus, indulge her dream of opening her own restaurant one day, to pretend that she’s normal and so is her life. But Teagan has psychokinetic powers, exploited – sorry, “employed” – by a shady government agency, carrying out break-in missions no normal human could. Her current
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
The girl who can move sh*t with her mind is the story of Tegan Frost, a young woman who can move things with her mind. Tegan works for the government, although, it’s quite secretive as to what she actually does for them, even Tegan isn’t sure. But then a body is found on the site of Tegan’s last job. The man was killed in a way that the only suspect is Tegan herself and now she only has 24 hours to clear her name and work out who is framing her and why.

The book is written in mostly first person
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: October 27th 2022

"People are stupid, things go wrong, plans fall apart. Shit doesn't work like you want it to. But there's always a way out."

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Aug 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
I don’t normally write reviews, however this book is just...terrible. I read 70% of the book before I decided I couldn’t take it any more. The number of grammatical errors in this book is ridiculous for a “critically acclaimed sci-fi author”. I’m not one to be the grammar police, however when it affects the story, I have an issue with that.
This is sloppy work and it’s just an insult to the reader.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Meet Teagan Frost - undercover govt agent who is telekinetic and would must rather own a restaurant and listen to music - now framed for murder.

A lot of fun and some great characterisation!

Full review -
Julian Dexter
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
With a title like this, I couldn't resist it. I feel like I probably should've, though... The book wasn't terrible, and there were a lot of things that the author did well. However, a lot of the weaknesses of the book stood out glaringly and made it harder for me to enjoy it.

As for what the author does well:

The descriptions are amazing and really drew me in. There was solid character development and there's a lot of diversity in the cast. There's also several realistic portrayals of PTSD. The a
Kitty G Books
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club
I read this one as one of the book club reads for my IRL SFF book club, and whilst it was a super easy read, it wasn't super exciting and didn't linger with me too much after I read it. I actually got through this one in just one sitting, and I think that only took a few hours overall, but I just didn't come away from it with a super impression. The book tries to be funny, and for me it ended up being a little too cringe-worthy at times.

This is the tale of Teagan Frost and her magical ability t
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4+ stars. Like the twin movies Armageddon / Deep Impact, Tombstone / Wyatt Earp, and, of course, Friends with Benefits / No Strings attached, this is the twin book to S.L. Huang's Cas Russell series - both have a female protagonist with an exceptionally rare (genetically created?) superpower (plot point!) of uncertain, TBD origin (plot point!) possibly shared with mysterious "brothers/sisters" (plot point!) now engaged in special op'ish stuff with a rag-tag team of friends; of the two, imo this ...more
Rhianydd Cooke - Cambourne
I was reading this book alongside another to break it up (the other book was a bit heavy and slightly serious/depressing in places and I needed a little bit of lightness in my life) and heard that this was a decent read and a good laugh, I’ve got to say I was a bit disappointed with it. I didn’t really feel like there was anything massively new or original in it, the plot twist wasn’t hard to figure out and the humour felt like it was trying too hard. Saying that it’s somehow got me interested e ...more
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Jackson Ford is the author of The Frost Files series, including The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind and Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air). He may or may not be the alter ego of author Rob Boffard, but he is definitely 100% a jackass.

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