Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games by Kiersten White

Series: Mind Games, #1
Release Date
: December 3rd 2013
Publisher:  HarperTeen
: 237
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Sci-fi
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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.

Fia and Annie are sisters. They are also very special because they both have special abilities. Fia has flawless instincts. Her gut feeling is also right. Annie, who is blind, has visions of the future. Both girls are trapped at a special school just for girls with extraordinary powers. Fia knows this school is not good but stays because she has to protect her sister.

Fia is forced by the master of the school to make choices. Some of these choices are ones that young girls should never have to make. This school is slowly driving Fia to madness. So much so that she continually taps her fingers a certain number of times. Always, tap tap tap. The author does a good job portraying Fia’s thoughts and feelings in the book.

The book jumps back and forth between Annie and Fia’s points of view. It also jumps back and forth between time periods. This could sometimes get a little confusing if you weren’t paying attention to what chapter you were on. Sometimes I have a tendency to skim over the title of the chapter but you really can’t do that with this book.

The book doesn’t really have much of a plot but that really didn’t bother me. I actually ended up changing my rating from a 4 to a 5 star later after I sat and thought about it for a while. The book mainly focuses on Fia and Annie’s struggle to save each other.

This was my first book from Kiersten White and she did not disappoint! I enjoyed the writing style and everything else about the book. I am definitely interested in picking up her Paralnormalcy trilogy now.  I would recommend this if you like Kiersten’s writing already or if you are into psychological thrillers, like I am.

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