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Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy: Book 1) (edition 2010)

by Carolyn Crane

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Title:Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy: Book 1)
Authors:Carolyn Crane
Info:Spectra (2010), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:No Longer Own
Tags:carolyn crane, urban fantasy, read: ssw

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Neuroses as weapons is an interesting idea. Too bad I couldn't connect with the heroine (maybe it's just me).
Justine got a job as a disillusionist where she can be as messed up as she wants. Since she is a hypochondriac she channels that fear to her targets. ( )
  Irena. | Jan 28, 2016 |
Not completely what I was expecting, and I'll admit I was skeptical (I'm a psychologist and often find myself critiquing an author's portrayal of mental illness instead of enjoying a book), but it was well written with a very inventive plot. I will most likely be picking up the next book in the series. ( )
  joyhclark | Jan 20, 2016 |
The premise sounds preposterous, but the author manages to pull it off in an entertaining story that kept me hooked until the end. I just bought the second book from Audible! ( )
  PerpetualRevision | Oct 25, 2015 |
I really liked this book. The idea of having a hypochondriac as the main character is fantastic! There were a few instances in the plot where the coincidences were a bit too much but otherwise, I felt like it was a pretty solid story with fairly solid characters. Some of the side characters were lacking a bit but all of the main characters and many of the other characters were strong. I will definitely be reading the next books in this series, although I am not scrambling to get them. I will probably read a few others first. ( )
  Kanic | Apr 9, 2014 |
The underlying mythology/magic structure is intriguing, as is the setup and the romantic triangle. Not much suspense, though - I felt like the twist was telegraphed. Found myself skimming the text just to get to the end; while the ending neatly sets-up the sequel, I found myself just not interested in what happens to the characters next. (Two stars because the mythology is very creative.) ( )
  reckshow | Jan 21, 2014 |
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Justine knows she's going to die. Any second now.

Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal.

With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem. Or is it?

In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness - only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.

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With the help of Packard, the leader of a private crime-fighting team, Justine Jones, a hardcore hypochondriac, learns how to weaponize her neurosis to take down Midcity's most dangerous criminals, including a nymphomaniac husband-killer.

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