Mind Games - Kiersten White

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Mind Games - 
Kiersten White
Released: February 19, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: 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.

What it's about: Fia and Annie are sisters, orphans sent away to a special school where Annie can get help for her blindness. But the school is much more sinister, and Fia gets forced into training in knife-fighting and eventually killing. Desperate to protect each other, they both have to figure out how to run free.

What I thought: This book was amazing. I instantly fell in love with Fia's attitude, with Annie's kind heart, with James's charm and with Adam's sincerity. There was so much right with this book. The book switches between the present day and the past, giving us glimpses into what happened to get Fia and Annie where they are now. We read about this unbreakable bond between sisters, despite all the nightmare's going on around them. There are secrets within secrets and mountains upon mountains of lies. You might be able to expect what's coming, but I doubt it. The plot-line didn't feel old or over-done like in some novels, and I loved the paranormal parts of the story. This book really tested my imagination, and with all the twists, it kept me on the edge of my seat.

Kiersten White is a fantastic writer, and I can't help but want more. If you like all things paranormal, or if you like a good assassination, then this is the book for you!

The Good: This book was nothing like what I thought it would and there were twists at every turn!

The Bad: I felt confused for a lot of the book. It was a bit off-putting.


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Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. Yay! This book seems to be so polarizing amongst my Goodread/blogger friends. I loved the story and the writing. It's so fast-paced and original and Fia kicks ass. Great review!
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

  2. Sounds lovely.... and so jealous all of my blogger/goodreads friends seem to have already read it and i haven't yet

    Le' Grande Codex


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