Saturday, 22 May 2010

Review: Mind Game - Christine Feehan

Possessed of an extraordinary telekinetic gift, Dahlia Le Blanc has spent her life isolated from other people.  And just when she thinks she's finally achieved some semblance of peace, her well-orchestrated world comes crashing down...

For a reason she cannot guess, she has become the target of deadly assassins.  Suddenly no place is safe - not even the secret refuge she's established long ago.  Now she must rely on Nicolas Trevane - a dangerous warrior sent to track her down and protect her.  Together they generate a scorching heat Dahlia never imagined was possible.  But can she trust this man with her secrets - especially when some people would kill to get their hands on them?

GhostWalkers Series:
Shadow Game
Mind Game
Night Game
Conspiracy Game
Deadly Game
Predatory Game
Murder Game
Street Game
Ruthless Game
Samurai Game (2012)

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At the end of Shadow Game Lily and the GhostWalkers were determined to find the other children that Lily's father Dr Whitney had experimented on to enhance their psychic abilities.  Dahlia is the first of those children that she has managed to track down but after looking at recordings of her training it seems she has a dangerous ability.  Nicolas is sent to find her and let her know that they can help her to live a normal life but when he gets to her he finds she has become the target of deadly assassins.  He manages to save her from their first attack but her friend has been taken hostage and Dahlia is determined to save him.  She is going to need the help of Nicolas and the other GhostWalkers to rescue her friend and find out who is behind the plot to take her life.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and Mind Game didn't disappoint.  I find the idea of an experiment to increase psychic abilities really interesting and love finding out about the different powers that the GhostWalkers have.  Dahlia has a very unusual and dangerous talent which allows her to do amazing things but it comes at a very high cost to her.  Constantly absorbing energy from her surroundings and the feelings of others she is easily overwhelmed and when that happens things become explosive, with Dahlia often setting fire to anything around her.  Unable to control her powers she is a danger to anyone around her but Nicolas is willing to take the risk to be with her.

Dahlia has been through a lot since she was experimented on as a child, she has had no one she could rely on and has never allowed anyone to get close to her.  Her dream of having a family has always seemed an unrealistic one and she has been forced to spend most of her time alone to avoid the affect that other people's emotions have on her.  Nicolas is the most cold and aloof of the GhostWalkers but Dahlia breaks down his barriers and allows his passionate side to come to the front.  It takes a while for Dahlia to allow Nicolas in but it's well worth the wait and the heat between them is literally explosive!

I enjoyed seeing more of the camaraderie between the GhostWalkers and it was sweet watching them welcome Dahlia into their family.  We've been introduced to some more interesting characters who I'm hoping we'll see more of in future books and I'm looking forward to finding out more about the individual GhostWalker's psychic abilities.  This series has a little of everything - action and danger, psychic abilities and a lot of hot romance - and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!

Source: Library

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