Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Title: Mind Games (Mind Games #1)
Author: Kiersten White
Published: Feb 19, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062135317
Format: Hardcover; 237pgs
Source: Library


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.


The main characters are two sisters, Annie and Fia. Annie can see the future, but is blind. Fia has perfect instincts and is so good at going with the moment that it sometimes makes it impossible for psychics to predict what she will do next. This even applies to Annie.

Both sisters feel like they have to protect the other one with their life. This is what the story really revolves around. The relationship between Annie and Fia moves the story along. Both feel trapped and hopeless in their current situation, stuck under the watchful eye of their captors. Their desperation is palpable.

This was a very quick read that I really enjoyed. It felt a bit dark but was just so captivating I couldn't put it down. The ending was a total surprise. That was the best thing about this read. Mind Games was just an unpredictable as Fia and kept me on my toes. I LOVE that in a book.

White's writing was different than what I am used to reading. For one, the timeline jumped around a lot. This didn't bother me much, as the information was always pertinent. It was just disorienting at times.

Overall, if you have the time and enjoy a psychological thriller, you should check out Mind Games.

I can't wait to read the second in the trilogy!

4 stars to Mind Games.

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