Mind Games by Kiersten WhiteMind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games

byKiersten White

Hardcover | February 19, 2013

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Perfect for fans of We Were Liars, an edgy, heartstopping psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other no matter the cost, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.

Fia was born with flawless instincts—her first impulse is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind—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.

“A sharp, heart-wrenching, lightning-fast, and fabulously fun read.” —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Strange the Dreamer

Kiersten White is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy,The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillersMind GamesandPerfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.
Title:Mind GamesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.89 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.89 inPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062135317

ISBN - 13:9780062135315


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The book was amazing and I love Fia's amazing personality
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lack of story! Fia and Annie are two sisters with powers. Fia having perfect instincts, she is the ultimate weapon, while Annie sees the future. Together they try to escape their employer who use them for corporate espionage. Fia has this way of speaking that drove me crazy. She constantly repeats words over and over again: “Sleep, sleep. I'll sleep now.” (124) and I can understand that being made into an assassin makes a teenager crazy but honestly it got so annoying, I glazed over the words and didn't read them when I noticed the repetition. The abilities the sisters inhibit are definitely intriguing. Especially how Fia with her perfect ability to always make the right decision. I found it fascinating but there were no details as to how it happens or even how she gets her powers. On that note, there wasn't a lot of world building either. Questions about the school were answered in one chapter but it also just resulted in more questions. There comes a time when a plot is needed and in this case, it was in dire need. I wanted a purpose and a goal but I couldn't even figure it out on my own. In the end, it ended up being a story about their struggles to save each other and what each of the sisters went through. Great character development but it lacked an overall imaginative story. I'm sorely disappointed in this one.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing premise The Good Stuff Fascinating and unique premise Enjoyed the bond between the sisters, both of them wanting to protect the other was a nice change of pace for someone who spends her day trying to keep her kids from killing each other White's delightfully snarky sense of humour (wish there was so much more) Liked the ending (may check out the sequel) James is an intriguing character - want to know more about him The Not So Good Stuff I wanted so much to love this, as the premise was intriguing and I love Kiersten, but just couldn't get into this one Repetitive - this might have worked better as a short story This could be a fantastic book with more time and energy - think it was churned out too fast Didn't feel connected to any of the characters Jumpy and vague Almost gave up on this one on many occasions Favorite Quotes/Passages "I'd really like to look at your brain," Adam says. I snort. "That has got to be the weirdest thing anyone has ever said to me." “Their smiles are lies. Most smiles are.” “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does anyone give a crap?" I mutter.” 2.5 Dewey's I won this from HarperTeen on Twitter - Sorry guys I really, really, really wanted to love it. Don't worry Kiersten, I will still scoop up your next book, this one just wasn't my cup of tea.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favourite -- gorgeous cover, though! Thank you to Harper Collins Canada for providing me a copy of this book for review! I was very excited about reading this book when I first saw its gorgeous cover. I mean, that cover is STUNNING! And the synopsis really grabbed my attention, too. Sister assassins? Super powers? Sign me up! Unfortunately, when I finished reading, I felt like the cover was the only thing I had really positive comments on because this book really wasn’t for me. It started off with a bang and I was immediately intrigued, but then it dragged and dragged in a muddled mess of confusion, only to end with another bang — the only redeeming factor to the story. I think Jenni, over at Alluring Reads put it perfectly when she said, “… it was like a sandwich with this really amazing bread filled with something you would never ever want to eat.” One of the big issues for me was the usage of flashbacks and, really, the time in general. The story takes place over the course of a few days, but the flashbacks take up a HUGE portion of the book. And they really didn’t add a lot to the story, which made them unnecessary to me. The flashbacks were quite confusing, too, because they were ALL OVER THE PLACE in terms of time — one flashback would be 5 years ago, another 2 years, another 6 months. I felt like I always had to go back to the beginning of the chapter to see what time this part of the story was taking place. I really wanted to like the sisters, but from the first few pages I really disliked Fia. I felt she had no personality whatsoever. I did kind of like Annie, but she does spend a good portion of the book moaning over her sister and not really doing anything. I also really didn’t understand their love for one another because while I was told that they really love one another, I wasn’t really shown anything to back it up. I also really didn’t understand the love in this book. Mostly, the focus is on Fia’s love life (if you can call it that) and I found myself so completely confused by it all. Basically, in the first few pages she’s attracted to Adam because he saved a dog. That’s pretty much her whole basis for liking him. I felt like she had really strange attachment issues and a lot of what she did just didn’t make any sense. I think a lot of the problem, for me, rested in the fact that this book really lacked substance. We were only given the bare bones for what could have been something very, very good. I think I wanted more mystery to the characters, less stream-of-consciousness writing, and a little more action to really hold my attention throughout the story. I actually skimmed most of this book — something I don’t do too often. The funny thing was that I felt like I really wasn’t mising anything that I skimmed over AND it was pretty quick, since this book is under 240 pages. When I finished, despite the BIG thing that happened, I didn’t have any desire to continue on with the series. I have heard really good things about White’s Paranormalcy series, so I might give that a go one day but, unfortunately, I can’t recommend this one.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fresh idea. I like how it's a nice change from the usual vampire, werewolf, witch, and erotica books that are in right now. I actually like how they combined the readers, feelers, seers, and Fia. It's very interesting. I just didn't like how the title is mind games but there weren't much real minds games in the story. It was more of a lie and control what you're thinking kind of thing. Mind games to me are more complicated and exciting but it was still an good story.
Date published: 2013-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too short to be great I really want to give this two and a half stars, two feels mean but three feels generous. When you see this book the first thing you should notice is that it seems really thin, that's because its only 240 pages, which isn't too short...until you start reading anyways. The story is told from the perception of both sisters during randomly interchanging chapters, which works quite well. If you picked this book up because of the concept of a girl being forced to be an assassin for a company that collects mind readers and people with like wise abilities, you will not be disappointed. Oddly the part of this story that fell short was the actual story telling. 60% of the chapters are flashbacks. The background is needed, but the majority of the story is background made for a very short plot, sum it up in three sentences short. There has to have been a better way to give the audience all the background information needed, and some could have been left out. If so much time wasn't dedicated to flashbacks the plot could have been longer and less rushed (it takes place over 2 days, its that short). I loved the world, the characters, and the premise, but when you get down to it, it was a 50 page short story.
Date published: 2013-03-13

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