Thoughtless, by Jacqueline Gardner (Review & e-book Giveaway)

3.5 Stars

When Bridget finds a dead cheerleader in the janitor’s closet, she becomes the killer’s next target. High school just got worse. It’s bad enough that she can hear the shocking truths that pass through her classmate’s heads. Now she has to worry about staying alive, and all clues point to the one person whose thoughts she can’t read - her boyfriend Terrence. Someone is taunting her, threatening to expose her secret. And when Bridget tries to single out her blackmailer, she’s nearly beaten to death by a mind controlled minion with fiery eyes.

But when Bridget finally comes face-to-face with the killer, suddenly a horde of brainwashed students programmed to destroy her life doesn’t seem so bad. 

Jacqueline Gardner works as a Story Editor for the production company, Labragirl Pictures. Her love of storytelling began at an early age when she would make up stories with her grandmother before bedtime. In early 2010, she completed her first novel and has been stuck on writing ever since. She resides in Colorado and loves hiking, writing, fantasy fiction, and all things cupcake.
Visit her at www.jacquelinegardner.com

MY REVIEW - While I did enjoy reading this book, it was fun to read! It was a bit over the edge for me. The first half of the book I enjoyed much more, it seemed more... "normal" to me. I liked the whole being able to read minds theme (I seem to like that in books) but as soon as it started going on about mind control and taking over their bodies, that's where it stopped for me. That's where it went from a high-school girl reading thoughts, to "Invasion of the body snatchers". This actually reminded me very much of a movie my daughter and have seen a few times - "The Faculty" Its one of those movies that is really "out there" kinda dumb, but you watch it over and over anyway, its addictive!

Even though this book was "way out there" for me, I still liked it! Now, of course I am reviewing this as an adult. I do think a teen would enjoy it much better than I did. it has lots of teen appeal. There were no boring pages, great character development, smooth story line, and lots of action, and a few twists to keep nit interesting - everything a teen would like.

So, I am recommending this for teens but if you are an adult - you might still enjoy this as long as you don't plan on taking it too seriously. Just read it for fun.

Thanks to the author - Jacqueline Gardner, for sending me this e-book to read and review.

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  1. This sounds like something that my daughter would love, and I might enjoy it too! Thanks for the very thoughtful review, and for the giveaway!

  2. Definitely sounds like it might be too over the top for me. Good review.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I agree it was a bit fantastic at the end but I loved that it was fun & I could hand it to my nieces knowing they'd enjoy it & I wouldn't have to worry about what they were reading.