Thursday, May 2, 2019


Alien Minds
Christina Bauer
(Dimension Drift #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: April 23rd 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

DIVERGENT meets OCEAN’S EIGHT in this urban fantasy heist!
On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy but terrible accident. My parents stand by my bedside—both are beautiful, wealthy, and super-nice. They tell me that once I leave the hospital, I’ll attend the prestigious ECHO Academy, where I’ll churn out equations for the government along with my mega-smart peers.
So, I’m living the perfect life.
Then why does everything feel all wrong?
My parents, my house and even ECHO Academy…none of it fits. Plus, what’s up with Thorne, my brooding yet yummy classmate who keeps telling me I need to remember my true past, which seems to have included a lot of us kissing? That’s one thing I’d really like to remember, except for the fact that I’m pretty sure Thorne is hiding a ton of nasty secrets of his own, including the fact that he may not be from this world. But considering how my own past seems alien to me, it’s not like I can judge. Plus, Thorne has dimples. That’s a problem.
And worst of all, why does it feel so yucky to work on these calculations for the government? It’s all supposed to be part of ECHO, but my heart tells me that I’m helping something truly terrible come to pass. Thorne seems to think that kissing him again will release my real memories.
Maybe it’s time to pucker up.
“Appealing and engaging. Love the strong female character!” – Arlene’s Book Reviews
This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action & adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.

Alien Minds (Dimension Drift Book #1)Alien Minds by Christina Bauer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 same way.
From start to finish, it's hook-line-sink. I was glued to my seat and enjoyed every minute of it. The intrigue was amazing and when the climax came around, I was so shocked. I feel that the book is well executed and definitely leaves the reader wanting more. I can definitely agree that this book is for Divergent fans.

I have the most wonderful pleasure of participating in this blog tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I received a complimentary copy of this book for that participation. This is my honest, voluntary review. The reception of the book does not influence my final opinion.

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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 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 graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds really well written and compelling overall! Great review, Haddie!