Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

mind gamesMind Games by Kiersten White
Series: Mind Games #1
Published by: HarperTeen on February 19th 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia, Young Adult
Pages: 237
Source: Bought- Hardcover


My Rating: 3 stars

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.

2 sisters– Fia and Annie are special. Annie is blind and can see the future, and Fia has perfect instincts. They are both being tracked and looked over 24/7. Fia and Annie are always looking out for each other and both are broken. They are forced to use their abilities in unthinkable ways and will risk each other’s lives in the process. If one refuses to do what they are told, the other pays the consequence.

my thoughts 2

Overall, I enjoyed the book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. I was very interesting reading this story. I need to quit saying this, but it was so unique!

Let’s get out what I didn’t necessarily enjoy about the book first, shall we?

The one major thing was world development- it lacked a lot. I had a very hard time visualizing what this world looked like. I could picture the characters fairly well, but could not picture the world for the life of me.

The timeline and point of views (at times) was confusing for me. The overall addition of the timeline made it easier to understand the story and get more background on Fia and Annie. But, it constantly switched back time periods as well as characters. For the point of views at some parts I’d have to go back to the beginning of the chapter and remind myself who’s POV it’s in and how far back in time this chapter was set in.

The insta-love feel. I’m not really a big fan of insta-love… This insta-love just wasn’t doing it for me. It felt odd and creepy to me.. I don’t know.. Maybe it’s just me.

Okay, now for the parts I liked.

It was such a short, and enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the overall story and will most likely pick up Perfect Lies. Kiersten White has such a cool and interesting writing style. Especially for Fia’s point of view, you really got to see how unique her writing style was. It was hard to get used to at first, but I really loved her writing style.

I really enjoyed the characters and the development of the characters. I believe this is something Kiersten White is excellent at. I could vividly picture these characters. Of all characters, I think Fia was my favorite. Her attitude and remarks that she made throughout this book were very entertaining.

Although I didn’t love the book, it was still a very fun and entertaining read.

favorite quotes

“Their smiles are lies.

Most smiles are.”– Kiersten White, Mind Games


“Planning is not my friend. Impulse is.” — Kiersten White, Mind Games


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6 thoughts on “Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

  1. oh insta love, why do you have to insist on existing?
    the plot for this book definitely does sound unique though, nice review! :)

  2. I literally just finished this one thirty minutes ago and enjoyed it. I can see why you didn’t love it, but I don’t think I agree. I know the timeline was a bit confusing, but I also found it necessary, that way the reader can truly understand what has happened to Annie and Fia. Well, anyways, I’m excited to get started on the second book, Perfect Lies, tonight. I hope you give the second book a try!


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