Book Review– Mind Games by Kiersten White

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I don’t have any agent/querying news yet, so I’m going to go ahead and skip to a new book review.

This the twenty-eighth book from my 200 Book Reading Challenge.

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

Mind Games by Kiersten White

Published February 19th, 2013

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.

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I received Mind Games from Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds. I was very excited to read this one.

I wasn’t disappointed. I loved Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy so I already knew I would enjoy the writing and her characters. Mind Games is unlike any book that I’ve ever read before.

The concept was interesting and I felt the characters were mostly well developed. I enjoyed the relationship between Annie and Fia as well as between Fia and James. As for Adam, I liked him and his interactions with Fia but felt like I really didn’t get to know him all that well.

The twist at the end was nice though I ended up guessing it the chapter before it happened. I’m a little mixed on whether I like the ending or not. It felt really open, but then again, perhaps there are going to be more after this.

I particularly enjoyed Annie’s perspective because I rarely come across characters, especially in YA, who are blind and it was interesting to read from.

While I thought Mind Games had a neat concept, I feel like there were definitely some holes in the world and maybe even the plot. It didn’t keep me from enjoying the book, but I felt like some things were missing. Hopefully this will be further explained if there are any future books. If this is a stand-alone, I’m going to be disappointed.

I’d give this one 3.5 stars.

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