A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Elevens mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things.Its the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldnt be further from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington.But the world is changing, and Terry isnt content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, codenamed MKUltra. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tightlipped researchers . . . and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover.But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratoryand the piercing ga...
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Suspicious Minds Reviews
This was disappointingly unexceptional, the pacing was slow, the characters lacked character and the plot felt drawn out and uninspired. I hate to be so negative about the book as I love the tv show but it isn’t a particularly good book and I fail to see why it has so many high ratings on goodreads.
I love the Stranger Things TV series and was very excited to see that the universe was being expanded to include a series of novels and comics with Suspicious Minds being the first official prequel novel published in February 2019.
The themes that make the TV series so appealing are prevalent here though with a slightly skewed focus. Rather than a bunch of kids goofing around with Dungeons and Dragons, fighting monsters real and imagined, and having to contend with the horrors of the upside-down, ...more
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/09/...
For those of us who can’t get enough of Stranger Things, the good news is that Random House has partnered up with Netflix to publish a number of books based on the hit sci-fi horror web show. Of these, Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond is the prequel novel featuring Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives, who has been a figure shrouded in mystery ever since the series began. If you’ve ever wondered how she became a test subject in th ...more
If you've read Firestarter, you've read this book. Seriously, I couldn't tell whether Suspicious Minds was a parody of the former, or a thin-veiled attempt to copy it outright. I've never watched Stranger Things (nor really seen the appeal). My side job this semester was to ghostwrite articles on Stranger Things character costumes so that's the extent of my knowledge there, but from what I'd heard, you didn't need to be a seasoned fan of Stranger Things to understand this book. While that's true ...more
IT'S A STRANGER THINGS NOVEL AND WE HAVE A COVER
(read the first chapter here! https://ew.com/books/2018/09/27/stran...)
This book has very different vibes from the Stranger Things show, but that does not mean it is bad.
It really reads as a YA novel, set in 1970 but with a very contemporary writing style (which can sometimes seem a little odd but you can easily look past it). You can definitely read this without having seen the show but of course the Stranger Things fans will love the nods to the show.
What I loved the most was that this is the story of a group of young adults who care for one another deeply (yes, ...more
I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of this book set before the events that take place in the Stranger Things Netflix series. I mean, I love Stranger Things on tv, but would I love a book set before Eleven, Chief Hopper, and Dustin and Steve’s unlikely bromance hit the screen? I wasn’t sure.
We learn all about Eleven’s mom, Terry, who is a college student when she gets involved with Dr. Brenner and his human experiments for nefarious purposes. At first it’s the chance to do something good for ...more
Actual rating is 3.5 stars.
This book is a prequel to the popular television series that is on Netflix. In this one, we get the story of how Eleven's mother gets involved with Martin Brenner who is the doctor that believes he is "Papa" to Eleven during the first season.
I enjoyed this novel and one can tell that the author is either a fan of the series or has done her homework. She set a goal of making this out to be like the series and she accomplishes that while throwing out various easter eggs. ...more