Q We never should ve taken that fucking tunnel, she says, swerving suddenly I think she just scared a cab driver and those guys have seen everything I ve always thought they were the ones driving like maniacs, but they ve got nothing on Mira Hell, even Caleb isn t as bad But she s still eighteen, and thinks she s indestructible I, by the way, never had that delusion. Part two was pretty good too I have to say that I anticipated all of the big surprises, which might simply be a function of having read too many books rather than any plotting deficit in the authors part Perhaps part three will have an unanticipated plot twist I hope so, but that ll be tomorrow. I received this book from the publisher for an honest reviewThe story just gotdepth and amaziness if that can happen, this series are getting to me and that s a good thing, I love them.I can only say I think is purely genius how the plot is advancing and how it was constructed.Poor Darren life seem to complicateat the same time seems to be gaining so much happiness at the same time, I wouldn t want to be in his shoes that s for sure, or maybe, but I think he can make a difference.Mir I received this book from the publisher for an honest reviewThe story just gotdepth and amaziness if that can happen, this series are getting to me and that s a good thing, I love them.I can only say I think is purely genius how the plot is advancing and how it was constructed.Poor Darren life seem to complicateat the same time seems to be gaining so much happiness at the same time, I wouldn t want to be in his shoes that s for sure, or maybe, but I think he can make a difference.Mira and Eugene are so cools, love those little punks and the new characters are so interesting too, at the beginning I thought the breach of hate to be unreachable but human nature have demonstrate the opposite and I like that a lot I hope to read someof this series soonreviews www.bookwormiespot.com This book answers a lot of the questions I had after reading the first one, but it also raises some new questions and I m intrigued as to how those will be answered now.We get to learnabout Darren and where he came from We learn how he got his abilities and we get to explore how useful they can be in the right circumstances.I like the way this book introduced us to the other side of the story, the Pushers Guides Learning about their abilities, how they used them and what they think about This book answers a lot of the questions I had after reading the first one, but it also raises some new questions and I m intrigued as to how those will be answered now.We get to learnabout Darren and where he came from We learn how he got his abilities and we get to explore how useful they can be in the right circumstances.I like the way this book introduced us to the other side of the story, the Pushers Guides Learning about their abilities, how they used them and what they think about Readers turned everything we knew so far upside down and it adds a layer of complexity to the story.The story never stops, but there s also time along the way for some really good observations, especially one about how ridiculous this division and hatred between Readers and Guides is, or, as the book puts it, people who are extremely alike except for one tiny difference What am I Who killed my family Why I need to get some answers before the Russian mob succeeds in killing meThat is, if my own friends don t kill me first Intense What exactly is Darren Who were his parents and why were they killed Is it somehow linked with Mira and Eugene s parents This book delvesinto the worlds of the readers and the guides Darren gets an in depth look into both sides from the inside He also learns he has a relative.Who is the puppet master that keeps pushing to kill Darren, Mira and Eugene It all goes down at the bridge.This was an intense page turner from start to finish Darren is evenpowerful than either g Intense What exactly is Darren Who were his parents and why were they killed Is it somehow linked with Mira and Eugene s parents This book delvesinto the worlds of the readers and the guides Darren gets an in depth look into both sides from the inside He also learns he has a relative.Who is the puppet master that keeps pushing to kill Darren, Mira and Eugene It all goes down at the bridge.This was an intense page turner from start to finish Darren is evenpowerful than either group initially thought Who can he trust, whose side should he choose I can t wait for the 3rd installment to revealanswers and twists The other side of coin explained.Prejudices apply to both sides of the mind dimension families Explained perfectly way back they were together but insecurity or jealousy caused a breach, a feud longer and worse than the Hatfield and McCoy Answers a lot of questions but raisesCan t wait for next book. The sequel had basically the same pros and cons that the first book had.Pros An interesting story, based on an interesting concept I like that the author chose to bring both perspectives into the story, pointing out that both Pushers Guides and Readers Leachers could use their powers for good or nefarious purposes We re not stuck with a one sided This group is ALL EVIL trope Darren s increasing understanding of his abilities is fun to experience Seeing how the powers work, sometimes in un The sequel had basically the same pros and cons that the first book had.Pros An interesting story, based on an interesting concept I like that the author chose to bring both perspectives into the story, pointing out that both Pushers Guides and Readers Leachers could use their powers for good or nefarious purposes We re not stuck with a one sided This group is ALL EVIL trope Darren s increasing understanding of his abilities is fun to experience Seeing how the powers work, sometimes in unexpected ways makes for a good read.Cons I still don t really like Darren For all his talk about the ethics of using his abilities, he rarely shows an actual concern for it in practical use While that can probably be excused in the numerous life and death situations he s dropped into, his entire personality still seems to revolve around, Yeah, this isn t really right, but I can rationalize it in my head, so I ma gonna do it anyway None of the other characters really have me invested in their well being They re a little too much of a group of stereotypes for Darren to respond to, rather than individuals with their own personalities, at least to me The Verdict Well, I read the book in one day, so that says something Granted, I spend half my time internally telling Darren he needs new friends and to stop obsessing over Mira, but I still find myself interested enough to continue with the series I have to say, I really like Zales s writing style It s fast paced and entertaining, mechanically perfect, and engrossing I don t remember the last time I ve devoured a series like this.The concept is fascinating and psychologically complex I appreciate how the narrator s mind goes down little philosophical rabbit trails as well Plus, with the time stoppage opportunities provided by the plot, most scenes feel like a strategy game where you can pause and plan out your moves in advance, like I I have to say, I really like Zales s writing style It s fast paced and entertaining, mechanically perfect, and engrossing I don t remember the last time I ve devoured a series like this.The concept is fascinating and psychologically complex I appreciate how the narrator s mind goes down little philosophical rabbit trails as well Plus, with the time stoppage opportunities provided by the plot, most scenes feel like a strategy game where you can pause and plan out your moves in advance, like Incognito or something similar If this book inspired a video game, it just might be the greatest one in the history of the world Just saying looking at you, Ubisoft Occasionally, the characters can overlook something I didn t just to have a revelation later in the book, but that s about all I got in terms of plot writing weakness Bravo Perhaps I should venture into adult literatureoften.But then I remember why I don t The wanton violence, sexuality, and language present in this book while still somewhat tame compared to other books pushes me to my limits I, a moral and ethical being, need a little less of all three If anyone has any recommendations of books with equal intellectual stimulation and plot aspects but no rampant immorality portrayed as normality, please let me know Mind Dimensions 2 Fantastic, fun, fast read, finished it the same day I started So exciting I didn t want to put it down The mind dimensions with two antithetical groups is intriguing Love the Darren, Mira, Eugene, etc characters The Enlightened is now on my list.Since he was little Darren has been able to stop time, go into the Quiet and examine his surroundings Just a few days ago he learned that, he was not the only one with this ability, he has the ability to read minds, his mom didn Mind Dimensions 2 Fantastic, fun, fast read, finished it the same day I started So exciting I didn t want to put it down The mind dimensions with two antithetical groups is intriguing Love the Darren, Mira, Eugene, etc characters The Enlightened is now on my list.Since he was little Darren has been able to stop time, go into the Quiet and examine his surroundings Just a few days ago he learned that, he was not the only one with this ability, he has the ability to read minds, his mom didn t get impregnated from a sperm bank but adopted him, there are two factions Readers and Pushers that pretty much hate each other, and now he learned that he is not only a Reader but also has the ability to Push.Darren visits his psychiatrist and finds out that she is a Pusher, or Guide as they call themselves After she tests him she invites him to a party He sees, contrary to what his new found Reader friends think, not all Guides are evil He find himself liking Liz s friends.Bert, Darren s friend and computer wiz, finds the location of a mob leader, which allows Darren to read the guy and get information that leads to the climax