Goodreads Book Description: 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.
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.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
had this book on my to read list for a while, and I know White's
Paranormalcy trilogy is hugely popular, so I knew I had to pick this one
up. And with any book that induces me to want to chuck it across the
room and snuggle it to my chest simultaneously, I gave it the only
rating it deserved... a full 5 stars.
Mind Games by Kiersten
White has boys in it, but the heart of the story is the relationship
between two sisters, Fia and Annie, who are fighting to exist in a
terrible situation. In alternating perspectives and timelines, we learn
more about these two sisters-- Fia is the younger, but has taken it upon
herself to take care of her sister, Annie, who is blind. They are
orphans after a terrible accident, and seem to have hit the jackpot when
they are wooed to start at a prestigious school to help train their
"talents." Annie is immediately won over, but Fia knows that this
situation is not all what it seems. As they both get sucked into working
for a nefarious organization, these two girls fight tooth and nail to
keep a semblance of self as well as save each other.
Like I said
above, I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I was angry at
both characters for a long time, especially Annie. They are deeply
flawed and many times unpleasant characters. But they have a good reason
for being that way. Having both two points of view and jumps in time
could have been really difficult to read, but White makes the
transitions seamless. The prose is pitch perfect and the pacing just
right. The book ends the only way it could and sealed its fate to stay
on my favorites shelf for all of time. I'm not sure that people who
don't have a sister, or even a similar relationship with a sister such as in
this book, will understand or love it as much as I do. Some days you
hate each other, some days you can only tolerate each other because no
one else UNDERSTANDS. But above all, you love and protect each other
fiercely no matter what-- and that's what this book is about.
a heart wrenching and ultimately satisfying depiction of two sisters
caught in a web of deception and evil, fighting against impossible
odds-- but with pitch perfect prose, White masterfully pulls the story
together. I will be watching White's career for a long time-- she is an
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Addendum: I've seen that this book has gotten mixed reviews, and I get that. I feel like you have to have had a similar relationship as these two girls for this book to pack that emotional punch.