Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Title: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Series: Book One in the Mind Games Series
Published By: Harper Teen (Feb. 19, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal Action/Thriller

My Rating: 4 Stars!

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.

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.

 Purchase Links: Amazon/B&N

My Review:
   This is my first book by Ms. White and I have to say, I absolutely loved it! I couldn't get enough of this.

It was completely kick butt. Fia, was kick butt.
She just might be a new favorite. She is so so broken and flawed and angry but she is also filled with love and even though she doesn't know it yet, hope.

I don't even know how to describe this without giving too much away but White has managed to create an action packed drama filled with twists and horrors and even the paranormal twist to throw you off your game and keep you guessing.

So very much happens. Whoever said this was a little like the Jason Bourne series for teens (or in my case adults) had it right. This was nonstop action, adventure, betrayals, lies, cover ups and left you constantly guessing who you could trust and who you couldn't. Who were the good guys, who were the bad and if good guys even existed because there was a little bit of evil in them all.

I love that this was told in the alternating POVs of both Annie and Fia and that it flashed back and forth from the past to the present. It really gave you a feel not only for Annie and Fia but James, Eden and some of the others as well.

It was cleverly done.

This really is a story that truly stands out in the YA genre. Completely well done and left me itching to get my hands on the next installment.

I definitely will be pushing White's other books up my TBR pile while not so patiently waiting for the next book to come out.

I need more Fia, Annie, Adam and James. Their story is far from over and I have a feeling the adventure for them all, has just begun.


  1. I loved the Paranormalcy series by this author and I also like Jason Bourne. I've been looking forward to this one! So glad you like it cause I have seen some disappointment with this one. I am looking forward to giving it a try.

  2. Fia sounds so cool. I have the Paranormalcy series to read too *hang head*

  3. Sometimes Kimba, I wonder if I will ever get to all the great series out there that I haven't had a chance to read yet! If they would stop making some many new great ones than I would have a chance! :P

  4. I really liked this one too! The Paranormalcy series a ton of fun too, you should read them!
    I loved the ending of this and cant wait for the next!

  5. This book is hit or miss with reviewers. I only read the first book in the Paranormalcy series and I enjoyed it. I would be willing to give this a go. I love a good thriller and I am becoming a big fan of dual POVs.

  6. I agree, Fia is broken, and kick butt. Great review.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Great review! I can't wait to get a copy of this one :)

  8. I have been curious about this book, and after reading your review, I must check it out. I absolutely love a kick butt heroine, and I am a huge Jason Bourne fan, so I am sold. Great review!

  9. Love Fia so much!! Fabulous review :-)

  10. Yay so glad you liked this one. My review is scheduled for next week. I may or may not have totally gushed over Fia. lol

  11. LOL Christy! I knew you would like this one too. This and Pivot Point are two of my favorite reads this year. So much fun!