Publisher Harper Teen.
Publication Date: December 3,2013
Genre: YA Fantasy|Thriller| Suspense
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.
I was excited to read Mind Games . I have read other two novels by Kiersten White, Paranomalcy & The Chaos Of Stars which I both loved. Cover and the summary is what appealed me when I came across it on Goodreads. The cover itself looks mysterious and appealing. I found myself bit disappointed by this novel, my expectations were high about this novel. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it, I did but not like I thought that I would. I saw negative reviews about it but decided check it out, since I love the author. Compared to the other two that I read, it didn’t catch my interest as much. It felt a bit slow to me, but there were quite few interesting parts in the book. I’m still curious about what’s going to happen with Fia, James and others.
Between the two sisters, Annie was my favorite. She seemed stronger though she was blind, more confident then her sister was. I was curious why she wanted Adam killed, that was a twists that I didn’t see coming. I was in shock like Fia was when she told her that she didn’t kill him. I kept wondering what’s so dangerous about his research that makes him dangerous? From the glimpse I got from him, he didn’t seem dangerous to me. Of course people will surprise you at least expected time. I loved how dedicated the sisters were to one another, how they wanted make sure that each other were safe. At first, Fia annoyed me, the way that she talked and constantly complained about something but by end of book, she grew on me. How far she went to make sure that her sister was safe.
Now James, I wasn’t sure what to think of him. Part of me liked him, part of me knew that he was dangerous. Kind of like Fia felt about him. I could tell that he did care about her, more that he should because how he reacted, when she got kidnapped. He loved her, though he wouldn’t admit it at first. I know that he’s bad news but at times it’s hard not to like him, especially how he acts around Fia, like a completely different person. I think Fia is confused about who she likes, Adam or James but I do know that she has feelings for both of them. Life for Fia hasn’t been easy, what they made her do. That would make anyone depressed.
Shifts from present to past was hard to follow at times, confusing me at times. The thriller, suspense part of the story was well written and thrilling. Most of the book kept my attention and had me eager for more.