“Contact” is about a girl named Mira who has tried to commit suicide twice because of the grief that comes along with her gift of being able to read other people’s psyches upon skin contact. While dealing with that her father and his company is under investigation. They make a miracle drug that combats illnesses like Bipolar Disorder. They are being investigated for the deaths of volunteer test subjects of the drug, but while her father said all those deaths were accidents, Mira’s not be so sure.

I found Mira, the main character, quite endearing and strong! She’s been through a lot and yet she still had a positive flair to her. When she met David, her love interest, he brought out another flirty and sensitive side to her that I liked.

I liked this book overall, but I felt like it lacked a few things. The story is a set in a world where teens are given a drug when they turn sixteen to help combat things like mental disorders. I would have liked more world-building. There wasn’t really much explanation on how this came to be or why the government would make the vaccine mandatory when there wasn’t much testing done on it. Also, I found the mystery element to the story to be slightly predictable.

What I really enjoyed about the story was the romance between David and Mira. It was really sweet, and I found David’s awkwardness so cute! The dialogue between them was really funny at times, and it felt so realistic.

Overall, I liked the book! It was a really quick read, but it kept my interest throughout the whole thing. The romance was really sweet, and even though the story was kind of predictable, I still enjoyed it. The ending leaves room for a sequel, and if there is one, I would definitely buy it!

Book Blurb for Contact

Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape.

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated for the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of the miracle drug Gaudium. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth, but proving it just might get her killed.

14+ due to adult situations

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00