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The Hypnotists: Book 1

By Joanna H. Kraus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.

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THE HYPNOTISTS is a fast-paced, thoughtful suspense novel that kicks off a new series of the same name. Jax's battle to maintain his integrity at times resembles a David and Goliath contest, but here it's minds that are at stake.

Though the premise may seem far-fetched, and the initial scenes, in which a bus careens madly uptown barely avoiding a collision and a star basketball player is strangely subdued, are somewhat off-putting, once past that segment the novel sails surely and swiftly on course. The writing is taut and the characters believable. The Hypnotists -- the first book in a planned series -- is indeed mesmerizing.

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