Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mind over Mind Book Review

Mind Over Mind

by Karina L Fabian

From amazon: Deryl Stephen's uncontrollable telepathic abilities have landed him in a mental health institution, where no one believes in his powers. But when Joshua Lawson, a student of neuro linguistic programming, takes part in a summer internship, he takes the unique step of accepting Deryl's reality and teaches him to work with it. As Deryl learns control, he finds his next challenge is to face the aliens who have been contacting him psychically for years-aliens who would use him to further their cause in an interplanetary war.

My review: This book was a refreshing read, both fantasy and science fiction or science fantasy. The blending of the two genres was well done, but the best part for me was the character of Deryl. Strong and yet unsure, Deryl learns not only how to control his powers, he also learns who exactly he is. Mind over Mind is the first in a trilogy and a lot of times, the first books in trilogies tend to just stop and not have a real ending. Mind over Mind has a satisfying conclusion as it sets up for the second book. Thank you, Karina, for a worthwhile and entertaining read!


Abby said...

oooh, sounds interesting. I haven't read anything like this. It sounds different and fun. I will have to check it out. Glad you shared.

Kelly said...

I like how you put both reviews up! Sounds like a cool book!

Karina Fabian said...

Thanks, Nicole. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and especially Deryl. he was great fun to write!


Tim Ward said...

Thanks for sharing Nicole. I went and bought it and am really enjoying how she uses telepathy and like the characters too. I am also signing up for her worldbuilding workshop with because of how my book also deals with telepathy. So thanks for the heads up!

Barbara V. Evers said...

Nicole, First of all, I LOVE the look of your blog. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm a fellow Fantasy campaigner, checking out the group. I'm intrigued by this book review because you actually mentioned Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). I've done a good bit of research into NLP and I use it in my fantasy world, too. Not in the same way, but I'm intrigued to see how Karina uses it.

Brenda Sills said...

Hi Nicole! What a great review! I loved when you said
" . . . a lot of times, the first books in trilogies tend to just stop and not have a real ending." That's such a great help to me since I'm writing the first book in a YA Fantasy series and I'm nearing the end. Thanks for a super reminder!

I'm so happy to meet you! I'm a fellow campaigner in the Fantasy group!

meredithmansfield said...

Interesting. I might have to check that one out.

Hi from a fellow platform-building campaigner.

Karina Fabian said...

Thanks, everyone for dropping by and leaving comments. Barbara, I'd love to hear from you on how you used NLP in your book. I'm talking about it more on other stops on my book tour. Hope you'll check them out.