Book Infoebook, 256 pagesPublished February 19th 2013 by HarperTeenoriginal title Mind GamesISBN 0062135333 (ISBN13: 9780062135339)edition language Englishseries Mind Games #1other editions (7)Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public LibraryBook Buy LinksAmazon
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, heart stoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.
Having read and enjoyed the previous YA works of the author when the news was released that in 2013 she had this new book series coming out it was one that caught my eye with a desire to read it as well.
Now having enjoyed Fia and Annie’s initial introduction, learning the ins and outs of what type of powers they wield as well as how they came to be pretty much enslaved to the Keane Foundation-being forced to use those powers in ways that they despise it was exactly the type of read that engrosses my imagination as well as ensures that it engages my emotional investment in the main characters lives.
Fia filled me with admiration when she finally found herself with her back against the wall near the end of this first book, the way in which she managed to pull off a last minute sleight of hand allowing her sister to escape the clutches of the Corporate world that had used her to control Fia’s loyalty was sheer luck combined with unequaled nerve.
Alternating POV chapters and flashback/forward style of story narration is not a combination that is easy to comfortably follow at times but not a deterrent for full enjoyment of the book.
If the next book proves to be this intense it will be a wonderful experience in escapism just like this one!
[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]