Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White

Release Date: February 18, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Purchased
Author Links: Goodreads | Website

Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.
The sisters have been manipulated and controlled by the Keane Foundation for years, trapped in a never ending battle for survival. Now they have found allies who can help them truly escape. After faking her own death, Annie has joined a group that is plotting to destroy the Foundation. And Fia is working with James Keane to bring his father down from the inside.
But Annie's visions of the future can't show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia's first love, Fia knows he's hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other - but that may not be enough to save them.

If you read (and liked) Mind Games, then you'll definitely want to pick this up. I'm not sure, but it seems to be the conclusion to Fia and Annie's story. There's no cliffhanger at the end of this one, at least. And everything seemed to be somewhat tidied up...

Again, the story is told between the alternating POV's of the sisters, but this time around Annie is not simply a bystander. In the last book Fia pretended to kill Annie, and left her on the sidewalk dazed and confused. That's exactly where Perfect Lies picks up.
Fia is back inside the Foundation working with James who supposedly has a plan to bring his father down. Unfortunately, because of the Readers, Seers, and Feelers they can't actually plan anything without someone in the Foundation finding out. In order to win they need to play a very dangerous game or secrets and lies...with each other.
Annie is now relatively safe, but her visions of Fia and what she's doing are becoming disturbingly darker. And since Annie is the only Seer who can get a read on what Fia might possibly so next, she might be her sister's only hope to get out of this alive.

The timeline for the story was confusing for me in the beginning (and actually toward the end, too), but it did help heighten the tension. Annie's POV is happening Months before Fia's POV, so you're never really sure what's going on. In the end it came together quite spectacularly, though.
Part of the fun of the story is not being sure who you can trust, so I don't even want to hint around at anything that could spoil it for you.

I will say that I think Fia has one of the coolest abilities I've ever run across, and I would gladly read more about her in the future.


Aly said...

I liked Mind Games (except I didn't like Annie), so I was kind of disappointed with Perfect Minds because it had way more Annie. I think Fia is what made me want to read it in the first place but I didn't like the deconstruction of her character. But I do agree I liked the tension (mostly) of the novel. Great review!

Melliane said...

Oh yes I remember seeing book 1 when it was released but I confess I never read it. I'm glad this one was a great one too. I think I should try it. Thanks for the review:


Aly, I agree with what you said about Fia sort of losing it. She was my favorite character too, and I was hoping to see more of her.

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