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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Mind Games

Title: Mind Games
Series: Mind Games # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Science Fiction
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Book: Edelweiss

"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."

A uniquely different story, this intense thriller swept me off my feet. 

What I enjoyed most about this story is the way the plot is twisted. Firstly, it's told through two sisters caught in a web of deceit and power. These sisters carry a very powerful secrets that certain people would kill for. They had puppets being control by the ones they trust. To break out of their hold, these sisters fight against everything they have been taught and start playing a deadly game. The mind can be a very powerful weapon if you know how to use it. And this folks if why I fell hard for this book. The plot gripped me from the first page, my eyes scanning every word wanting more.

There love interest is well not too developed yet. That's okay. There are so much lies on top if lies, the reader can't tell who to trust just yet. Still these sisters have a bond that is undestructible. The coolest part is when these sisters start to play they game, they are right on target with every move, sacrificing for one another.

The other thing about this book that can be a bit confusing is the going back and forth between sisters and time. At first, I didn't think I could handle it but after reading more into the story and allowing myself to be comfortable with it, I got it. Ms. White did a fantastic job in getting the reader to see where she is going. You have to know the past to see the future. And yes, this too hook me in real quick.

Mind Games is an awesome story that falls together beautifully. The thrill of playing a game and feeding lies, fuels my excitement even more. These sisters deliver a successful tale that kicks off the series with a bang. Nothing short of spectacular, Mind Games is stunning!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. The bond between the sisters sounds great. That's something I miss in most of the books: family. The twisted plot sounds great :) I liked her other series and I can't wait to read this one too. Awesome review!


  2. I've seen some reviews for this that aren't so great, but I've been looking forward to it for a long time. I'm glad you see that you liked it so much! I think the sister dynamic is interesting, because it's not very common in alternate POV books. Great review!

  3. The time jumps in this one do sound a little disorienting, but I love books where I don't know who to trust so I'm really looking forward to this one. So glad you loved it Savy!

  4. I'm glad that you really enjoyed this one! It wasn't for me. I really couldn't connect to the characters with all the back and forth between past and present and switching between Fia and Annie.

  5. I still need to read her other series (yes, I'm sad that way) but now you have me wanting to read this one as well. I love twisted plots. :D

  6. I really enjoyed this one too. I was a bit confused with the back in forth in time sometimes but I don't really see how she could have done it any other way, we needed all that info.
    I'm definitely anxious to see where things go!

  7. great review, yours is one of the few glowing reviews I have seen and I am glad some people highly enjoyed it. I hate when authors switch POVs without giving us a heads up and we end up being confused. Still, Mind Games sounds amazing!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf


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