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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: MIND GAMES by Kiersten White

I put this book on my TBR list, like the tippity-top of my TBR list, as soon as I knew it would come out. Then it came out and Storymakers was right around the corner and I was feverishly trying to finish editing THE GAME PLAN so it would be ready to pitch. Finally, I just bought it and set it on my desk as a incentive. Then, when I got back from Storymakers, and I had even more edits for THE GAME PLAN, I still moved it to my To Be Read Soon pile. (It sits by my bed, and I always pick up the next book in the stack when I need one.)

From Kiersten White's Blog"A brutal, exciting gem of a book." --Holly Black, NYT Bestselling Author 

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.

Audience: YA (Clean)
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Fantasy
Length: 237 pgs

Rating: *****+ (I absolutely loved it)

Review: I loved PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White, and a little while back she wrote a blog post an how, while MIND GAMES was very different from anything she'd ever written, it was also still pretty similar--in that it involved a "strong, smart, snarky heroine."
But Fia is very different. She is so beautifully broken that it hurts to read about her--in a good way. You just ache for this girls and then cheer for them. You can do it! You can make stuff better! This book made me really think and really feel and really want to read the next one right now. But I'm told (by Kiersten herself, seriously) that I have to wait until next February. Which is forever and ever away. 

Source: Bought this book via Amazon.

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Check Out Kiersten's blog, where you will probably laugh your pants off.

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