Thursday, April 25, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Alien Minds (Dimension Drift #1) by Christina Bauer

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.

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My Review:

5 Stars Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Aliens, Another-World, Dystopian, Mystery, Romance, Survival, Suspense, Teen, Time-Travel--

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 only wants to help save his Transcendent Meimi and he is willing to pretend to be anyone and do anything he can to get the job done- and hopefully she will remember who he is along the way.

I highly recommend picking up the two prequel books, Dimension Drift and Scythe before jumping into Alien Minds because the needed back story that leads up to Alien Minds. Trust me, you might be missing info and you would be really sad to miss out on the complex, detailed world (world?) building that Christina has already started.

Godwin’s button eyes narrow to slits. “I hate you.”

“Good.” I narrow-eye right back at him. “I hate you more.”

Hypothesis: that’s the least mature conversation between two scientists, ever.

I was not sure who's perspective this book was going to be written from since there have been two prequel novellas, one from Meimi and one from Thorne so imagine my excitement when I discovered that Alien Minds was narrated from both the characters. Alternating at chapters, we get to see everything that is going on! I love books with multiple perspectives since I never want to be left out and Christina delivers that to me in this book. I love seeing what each one is plotting, because let me tell you, there is A LOT of plotting, scheming and mischief to be had by both characters in this book.

I enjoy Thorne's brothers and I would love to see books in the series set from their points of view (hint hint Christina!)- I can only imagine the level of interesting that lives inside the mind of quiet Slate and really Justice is dreamy with his cowboy swagger and calm disposition.

The ending sets up the next book in the series and hints at a ton more action to come and I can't wait to see what will lie in wait for Meimi and her gang next!

Author Bio:

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 series sounds like it gets better and better - full of action and fun characters! Great review! :)