March 28, 2013

Mind Games - Kristen White

Young Adult
Pages: 256
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 19, 2013
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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 overall way Mind Games has a pretty interesting plot. I really enjoy crime-action a lot, and since it starts right in the middle of the action, you waste no time, we are thrown into Fia's world and it even takes quite a bit to catch up to the narration. It reminded me a lot of CW's Nikita! This is the perfect book for any fan of that show! I really love that show so that made Mind Games an enjoyable and very different read. Not many books are like this in YA.

The narration style was a little off at some times. The book switches from Fia's to Annie's POV in each chapter. Annie's pov should have had a bit more depth in my opinion. It could have explored a little more her life as a blind person and given us a little more of her visions. She was a very interesting character, but since it was not very developed, I ended up liking Fia a lot better.

And then there's James, who completely stole the show for me. I loved Fia and James, the tension between them, the lack of trust, and their chemistry. Although again, it could have been explored more as well. The romance between them was so well staged that the potential was infinite.

Overall, I think it is a very good, light read even though the premise makes it seem dark. While I do think that many aspects lack depth and that many things had potential to be better, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mind Games and the uniqueness and difference of its storyline was very welcoming. For readers looking for some action and cool premise, this one's for you!


  1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this one! I did too! :)

  2. I had similar opinions to you-I have a lot of questions and hopes for book 2 but book 1 was pretty fun. Love the comparison to Nikita-my mom loves that show so I will recommend this book to her now.


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