Happy Sunday! Today I’m taking part in a book blitz for Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black! This science fiction debut caught my attention with its unique aspects of sharing intelligence. This book will be released on August 7, 2019, and I’m excited to be giving it some love!
Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black
Publisher: Illuminate YA
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Release Date: August 7, 2019
V is a genius. She also frequently forgets her own name.
Raised to put science over self, V must link her brain with fifteen other people, making her one of the world’s smartest humans. With this privilege comes a life dedicated to continual research inside a secluded facility, a life devoid of freedom. But she is losing her identity, unable to predict which face will peer back at her from the nearest mirror.
Escaping this life will mean freedom to think for herself, but it will mean abandoning everything she’s ever known, ever loved. Will it be worth it?
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About the Author
C. F. E. Black learned her love of literature from her two professor parents and a handful of excellent English teachers. She now pours this love back into young people by teaching high school and writing novels for teens. Aside from work, if she’s not at local coffee shops penning her next novel, she’s running, reading, being mom, or just dancing in the kitchen to too-loud music. She lives in north Alabama with her husband, son, two droopy hound dogs, and a cat named Sprinkles.
An excerpt from the first page:
My fingertips tingle, as always, at the end of the mental exchange. The syringe-like cable extracts itself from my neck, leaving a sharp itch for just a moment. When the metal hood slides back, exposing my shaved head, the chill of the streaming room nips at my skull. I rub the back of my neck before sitting up, my fingers brushing the smooth scars that mark the sensors behind my ears. With a groan, I lurch my chest upward, reeling with the memories that have just been dumped into my mind.
In the greenish light, I see the others in the room also start to reenter the here and now. Marcus is still down, his chest convulsing. From across the circle of reclining chairs, the sound of vomit sucking into a chute proves that I’m not the only one who still struggles with this exchange. Prudentia, stone-faced and beautiful, is already standing. She’s borderline machine, that one.
As I stand, I try to ignore the spinning in my head. Pru eyes me gripping the side of my chair for support. Marcus is rising, his arms boasting grooves and bulges as he pushes himself up. He sees me staring, and for just a moment longer, I wait to look away.
All sixteen of us are standing now. Dr. Yamaguchi says in her hypnotic voice, “To whom much is given—”
As one, we say, “—much is expected.”
Huge thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for hosting and organizing this book blitz! I definitely look forward to reading Mind of Mine!