Inspired Reading: Sekret

Sekret (Sekret, #1)Sekret by Lindsay Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sekret, by Lindsay Smith, is a terrifying and thrilling mind trip. Smith brings the Soviet Union in the early 1960s to chilling life with KGB thugs, ration rats and black market bartering. Amidst the Cold War and space race between the U.S. and Russia, our protagonist Yulia becomes a pawn in a deadly intelligence game between the CIA and KGB. Against her will, she participates in covert missions with other young psychics, like herself. Yulia’s struggle for freedom and to discover the truth about her own powers will seize your imagination, keep you enthralled to the last page and have you yearning for more. There is romance, non-stop action and startling revelations at every turn. And as with any great spy novel, no one can be trusted! I hope to see this book adapted into a movie, not only for the vivid plot and characters, but for the amazing soundtrack it would feature. Smith must be a musician or music aficionado, as she immerses the characters in everything from Tchaikovsky to the Beatles and the Animals. This book will assault all of your senses and have you believing that an empty mind truly is the only safe mind. Thank you, Roaring Brook Press and NetGalley, for this egalley!

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