Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book review: "Mind Games" by Kiersten White

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)Mind Games by Kiersten White

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Recommended for: Those who like YA urban fantasy, especially darker stories with very damaged people
Trigger Warnings: (essentially) slavery, murder, self-harm, suicide attempt, attempted assault/gang rape

My Thoughts: Holy cow! This was a very, very dark story, but utterly and thoroughly engrossing. I literally could not stop reading until I had finished it. Fia is so utterly damaged, Mr. Keane is so utterly immoral and cruel, James... Well, James is an enigma wrapped in a riddle. Annie is impossibly naïve for way too long, but then also damaged. The things that this school does to these girls is horrible! But the story... wow, the story is mind-blowing and I absolutely loved it!

It is very dark, but at the same time by the end you start to see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. How long will it take before we know if that's the end of the tunnel or an oncoming train? I have no idea but I know I will want to be along for the ride. If you're interested in the story you should definitely do yourself a favor and read it as soon as possible.

Series Information: This is the first book in the Mind Games series. A second book, which is not yet named, is scheduled for publication in 2014.

Disclosure: I received an ARC paperback from Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: 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.

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