I seem to be on another run of good luck with books I pick up to read.
The world building in Open Minds was wonderful. From the first page, I felt as if I'd been picked up and dropped into the future. It is our world but everything ,including the people, is more advanced... well sort of. Human nature hasn't changed much. Teens still want to fit in, there is still bullies and the hotties guys in High School. There is still the very human fear of what we don't understand.
The author has done a wonderful job. I wasn't sure how it would work in the beginning. Where's the element of surprise when everyone is reading minds? Susan Kaye Quinn created a fantastic read from first to last page. I can't wait for the next in the series.