Shaken (Mind Reader #1)
by Susan Hatler
I scrolled through the books on my Kindle and blindly chose this book to read. It was a generously ‘free’ download I’d acquired a while back ago. (Not sure exact date). It goes for $3.99 currently on Amazon. I strongly believe it would be a well-enjoyed $3.99 although it would be even better at $2.99 IMO (in my opinion) because it wasn’t all that long a novel.
It is a YA genre novel and one that was decently written. Kylie, the protagonist in the book is in the beginning not very bright IMO. I struggled with the first four or five pages because it seemed ‘off’ but I pushed through the early beginning and am glad I did. Kylie is a neat character with sarcasm, honest emotions, and is entertaining to say the least. The reader gets to see her at her worst and best and for that the character was a solid A for me.
In fact, most all of the characters were solid for me. The only one I definitely did not like was Kylie’s bff. Okay, she was written to be annoying. But it was the writing of the character that really made me grind my teeth. The author just went way over the top with this girl. I definitely feel she could have been written in much better, and still just as annoying. But that was really the only negative (other than the opening cheesiness of Kylie’s underdeveloped writings.) that I could say about the book.
Really, in all the characters were pretty cool. The story was a nice one too. I think the author found her niche with the tale and made it her own. I liked the few twists she was able to get in there. And I was pleased with the overall storytelling. The action and the drama was fast-moving and it made for a one day read as I really did pick it up and read it through in one sitting.
My overall verdict: 7.5/10