Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: Mind Games

Title - Mind Games 
Author - Kiersten White
Genre - Young Adult Paranormal Thriller
Series - Mind Games #1
Expected Publication - February 19th 2013
Format - Ebook Review copy


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.


I received Mind Games in return for an honest review from Harper via Edelweiss. The story focuses on two sisters who have lost both their parents and are now living in a school for girls with psychic powers. The girls are living at the school which is run by a corporation that uses the girls for espionage. Fia’s psychic power would be using her instincts she always knows what to do. Annie also has a psychic power that allows her to see visions of the future. They live in a world where the women are the only ones to develop psychic powers.
 The girls know more than they are telling for fear of what will happen if their secret were to fall into the wrong hands. At the school Fia is trained to be an assassin even though she doesn't want to be but she accepts it to protect her sister. The corporation that runs the school manipulates the girls into doing things they don’t want to just to protect their sister. When Annie receives a startling vision everything changes and the girls know that they need to get away.

I found the teenage espionage concept new and exciting. Mind Games is one of those books that draws you right from the start and I found hard to put down so I didn't till I was done. It’s an intense story that kept me guessing throughout. The story-line for me flows along smoothly so I think if your into psychological thrills this book will be right up your ally. The author writes the story giving us prospective from each girl however I did notice a lot of flashbacks that could be seen as somewhat confusing. I also thought the book though short is loaded full of story building which was a little overwhelming. I’m not sure how I feel about Fia and Annie they each are unique girls I’m still on the fence about them. I look forward to checking out the next book in the series since we have a little cliffhanger. I enjoyed the story, loved the concept, I think the author did a fantastic job of telling an intense story. 

4 out of 5 Stars

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