Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

My Review:

Mind Games is a quick read that I read in less than a day because I couldn't put it down.  I was addicted to the story and the characters, and I loved every minute of this book.  I'll definitely be reading Perfect Lies next year.


Fia is a messed-up character because she's been through a lot.  I absolutely loved reading about her character.  She hates being at the Keane school, but she knows that if she doesn't do what Keane wants her to, Annie will be hurt.  Since Annie is blind, Fia feels like she has to protect her older sister.  The Keane Foundation basically has control over Fia.  All they have to do is threaten Annie, and Fia will do whatever they want.  As you get to read flashbacks to the past, you really see what Fia has gone through, and how awful it all is.

Annie is a sweet girl who is Fia's older sister.  The story shows her perspective as well as Fia's.  Annie has been blind since she was four, but she can see visions of the future.  She saw a vision of her parents dying in a car accident before they did die in a car accident.  She wants to be able to protect Fia since she is her older sister, and she feels guilty for how broken Fia has become after being in the school for years.  She's a caring older sister, even if Fia has to be more like an older sister sometimes.

The relationships in this book were explored well.  My favorite relationship was the one between Annie and Fia.  It was a complex sister relationship since they both care about each other, and each one wants to protect the other.  Sometimes they blamed each other for things that happened in their lives, but the love between them was apparent on the pages of the book.  There's also a budding romance between James and Fia.  James is Keane's son, and Keane has manipulated the girls for years, but James says he isn't working for his father.  I was sometimes unsure of whether or not he was, but he seemed like a good guy overall.

If you like YA with mind powers, read this book.


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