Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White
Published: 02/19/2013 by HarperTeen
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’ve never read Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy trilogy. Honestly, when I first heard about Mind Games, I didn’t even know it was by the same person. So this was my first try with any of her books.
“Are we done? Because my nap isn’t going to take itself.” – Fia
Fia lives at a boarding school with her sister, that is a home for girls with “powers” (mind-reading, able to tell what someone is feeling, etc). But unlike everyone else, Fia doesn’t have any mind powers. She is only kept there because the people who run the school want her sister, Annie, to be there. So they train Fia to be an assassin.
I was SO pumped for this book when I read the synopsis a few months before it’s release. It was on sale for the Kindle a few weeks ago, so I jumped at it. I was left feeling a bit disappointed.
For more than half of the book, I was waiting for the excitement to start. I mean, yes, there’s a small and quick fight scene in the first 20 pages, but after that I just got bored. There were small bits and pieces that had me interested but they were few and far between. And over way too fast.
I probably won’t be continuing with this series, although I might change my mind on that.