Friday, February 22, 2013

Review - Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)Title: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 256
Published: February 19th 2013 by HarperTeen 
ISBN: 9780062135315
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Description: Two sisters, bound by impossible choices, are determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.  James's frozen face melts into a smile. "Do you want to know the trick to getting in trouble under the watchful eye of a psychic?"  I think of the nailed-shut windows. I think of Clarice. I think of the two, the two, the two who are now zero. Tap tap. "Yes, I absolutely do."  "Don't plan it. Don't even think about it. The second you get an inkling of what you could do, do it then. Never plan anything ahead of time. Always go on pure instinct."  I smile. "I think I can do that."

I Give This ...
I was extremely excited for this book.  I loved her first series, plus she shares my daughter's name!
Unfortunately, I felt this book was a little short of my expectations.  I never got a firm grasp on the characters to be fully invested in the story.  I liked Annie the most out of all the characters.  I felt sorry for all the promises by the school that were never fulfilled.  Once they realized that Fia has all the power, Annie because a bystander.  A powerful tool used to keep Fia under control.

The powers that are present at the school were a little confusing.  It seems like everything was rushed.  It seemed like forever before I had an idea about what Fia could do, and even then it didn't seem like this power that should be as coveted as it was.  Maybe it was because I just didn't really like Fia.  She was so angry all the time and resigned to the life that had been handed to her.  It didn't seem like there was much fight in her at all.

I do have to admit that I'm immensely curious how this all fits together.  There seems to be to rival groups here both after these women and girls who are blessed with these gifts.  I'm not entirely sure that either one of them has good intentions.  Although it seems that one is definitely more evil than the other.  I'll see what I think when the next book comes along. 


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