Review of Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

What if everything you knew about your life, about your future, about your past, was turned upside down?

In Kimberly Kinrade’s Forbidden Mind we are introduced to a world similar to our own, but one where those with paranormal powers exist. The book is told from the point of view of Sam, a girl who can read minds, and I fell in love with her at the very onset of this book.

A telepathic spy, Sam resides with other extraordinary kids, including her dear friends, Lucy and Luke, at a place they’ve dubbed Rent-A-Kid.

Sam’s extremely close to being able to leave and start a life of her own, but her world is turned upside down when she “meets” a similarly-abled boy, Drake. He helps her see her world with a different set of eyes, and the life she thought she understood comes crashing down around her.

Through all the questions, hurt and doubt, Sam and her friends not only don’t give up, but together, become stronger.

Forbidden Mind is one of those stories whose characters and emotions lasso your heart and soul. I finished the book a few hours ago and still, here I sit, with each of my new “friends” on my mind. This book teaches those who are younger, and reminds those of us with more life experience, to never give up, to remember to always have room in your heart to love and trust, and above all, to stand up for what you believe in.
To say that I anxiously await the next installment of this series would be the understatement of the century.

But I must warn you, if you choose to read this book, prepare yourself. Do not make any plans on the day you begin, as once you start, you will not be able to put it down.


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?

Purchase your copy today!

About the Author

 I was born with ink in my veins and magic in my heart. As a child, where others saw shapes in clouds, I saw words. But I was also an entrepreneur at heart. So when my business arrangement with the Tooth Fairy ended, I went pro by writing my fantastical stories and selling them to all my neighbors.

Fast forward…um…many years and many college degrees later…and I am now a published author after a long career as a journalist and freelance writer.

Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and her website.

Learn more about her publisher, Evolved Publishing, by checking out their website and my interview of them here.

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  1. It sounds like a great book. I am eagerly awaiting the chance to get my hands on a copy. I have the end of the month penciled in for mine.. I can’t wait to read it. Kimberly is a great person and I wish her all the best. She has an amazing talent and I know she will go a long long way.

  2. Pingback: Book Review of Forbidden Fire by Kimberly Kinrade AND a GIVEAWAY (Yay!) | L.M. Stull

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