Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mind Games by Kiersten White

Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy
Mind Games Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Kiersten White's website):
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.

So, the sisters in this book are so flawed.  Annie, a blind girl, feels so dependent on others.  And Fia, always knowing she has to keep Annie safe, keeps her safe at all costs including killing others.  But behind all the screw-ups, we really do see how much these sisters care for each other and what they are willing to risk to protect the other.

This book is action-packed while intertwining the background story of how the sisters ended up in a school that's using them.  In a sense, it reminds me of the movie Taken, but instead of Liam Neeson, we get a very demented girl as our heroine.  And don't get me wrong, from her experiences, she has every right to be demented (and it's also her defense mechanism).

I like the action and the twists and turns, however I don't really see the whole point of this.  The school never gets explained.  What's its purpose?  Who is the mysterious overlord, and what does he want?  Also, the ending's like a double-edged sword.  It's good, but then it's not.  It ended perfectly, but it didn't.  I'm so not satisfied with this one...

Will I keep reading this series?  Yes, because there has to be some satisfaction to a story, right?

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge

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