I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mind Games by Kiersten White
on February 19, 2013
Also by this author: And I Darken
Series: Mind Games #1
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Amazon Vine
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.
Mind Games was so much more than I was expecting. So much. I loved Paranormalcy. It was so fun and hilarious, not to mention different, but that left me woefully unprepared for the dark and twisty path that that Kiersten White was going to take us on in her new series.
Mind Games is nothing like the Paranormalcy books, but rest assured that it was nothing short of amazing. I’ll admit that it did take me a little while to get into it. It’s one of those stories that it feels like you’re thrown into the middle of it. So it took me just a little while to find my footing, but once I did I was utterly hooked.
The book is written in a pretty unique format. The chapters alternate between the two sisters and the past and present. That might sound confusing but it really wasn’t. It made for a very quick pace. I was a little unsure about Fia at first, but she definitely grew on me. Both sisters are so realistically flawed that it makes them hard to take in. As the story progresses and more and more past deeds and thoughts come out I found myself shocked, but also caring about those girls so much. They are in a hopeless situation. All I wanted was to see them get through it, but of course this is a series so that’s going to take awhile.
The supernatural aspects of the story were so intriguing. Psychic abilities are nothing that hasn’t been done before, but Kiersten White definitely has a fresh new take on it. Like I said before, Mind Games is pretty dark. These girls have found themselves in a horrific situation with no clear way out. They are being used, threatened and made to do unspeakable things. It was intense to say the least.
I highly recommend Mind Games by Kiersten White. You are in for an edge of your seat thrill ride with this one. Don’t miss it!