Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Format: Kindle ebook
Published: September 6, 2011
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal

~She reads mind. He controls minds. Together, they might get out alive.~ Sam thinks she's months away from freedom. After spending her life in a secret school, rented out to the rich and powerful as a paranormal spy, she is ready to head to college like any normal eighteen-year-old. Only Sam isn't normal. She reads minds. And just before her big going-away party, she links to the mind of a young man who changes everything. Drake wasn't raised as a 'Rent-A-Kid.' He was kidnapped and taken there by force. But his exceptional physical strength and powers of mind control make him very dangerous, especially to Sam. When they meet, Sam is forced to face the truth of her situation, and to acknowledge that not all is as it seems in her picture-perfect world. For what awaits her on her eighteenth birthday isn't a trip to college, but an unexpected nightmare from which she may not be able to escape. To survive, they must work together. But will their powers be enough to save them before it's too late?


Forbidden Mind was an amazing book! It was unlike any YA paranormal novel out there. While on the shorter side of the novel spectrum at just under a hundred pages, it is a quick easy read, but never once lacks in action or depth.

Kimberly Kinrade has created a mesmerizing world that main character, Sam, compares to a teenage version of the X-Men. They are all teens with para-powers living at what appears to be an elite boarding school (dubbed "Rent-a-Kid" by the teens) and are sent out on assignments that "pay them" in funds to be used after they turn eighteen. Sam soon realizes things are not as they seem as she becomes severely ill and wakes up in a hospital where she meets a mystery boy, Drake.

Drake, also has a para-power. Together they begin to unravel the mystery surrounding Sam's "illness" and the truth about Rent-a-Kid. Sam and Drake begin to learn more than they ever imagined and hatch a plan to take the situation into their own hands and hopefully come out alive.

Kimberly Kinrade told a story that was literally impossible to put down. The plot was fresh and unique, the characters were real, and the dialogue was never lacking. This is one novel I couldn't turn pages fast enough on because each page had another plot twist or spike in action. The plot never slowed or lulled and was a wonderful read from start to finish!

Rate: 5/5



  1. This sounds good! Do you know if its going to be a series?

  2. Yes! It will be a series. The next book should be out next month :)

  3. This sounds amazing! I haven't even read it yet and I am excited there will be more!!! Is there an estimate on the number of books in the series? I seriously hope I can order it in Canada:) Will be checking.

  4. Oohhh teenage Xmenish lol. I gotta read this it sounds really good.

  5. This should be a trilogy! And watch the blog in the coming days for an interview with Kimberly Kinrade and main character Sam! :)

  6. Thanks for the amazing review and all the kind comments! You can order it on Amazon, Smashwords and BookieJar. It is a trilogy with the next book FORBIDDEN FIRE coming out mid next month and the final book FORBIDDEN LIFE coming out within a month of that!

    You should be able to order to Canada on and Let me know if you have trouble and I'll make sure you get a copy somehow! :) I hope you all enjoy my book!

  7. this book sounds amazing, i want it :) thanks for the great review, they always make up my mind on if i buy a book or not so thank you

  8. It was so good Alice. I can't believe how many twists and turns it had. Plus the whole para-power X-Men type vibe was amazing :)

  9. Just to let you guys know, it's now available on iBOoks, and as a paperback on B&N and Amazon :)


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