Mind Games by Kiersten White Book Review

Mind Games by Kiersten White book coverMind Games by Kiersten White
Mind Games #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Pages: 237
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Rating: 5 stars

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.

Mind Games by Kiersten White, what to say, what to say? Kiersten White has simply done it again. Mind Games was everything I was hoping for and also so much more.

Mind Games is so thrilling. Kiersten White explores a new territory with the idea of perfect instincts. The idea was so enticing and fresh. I loved Kiersten White‘s approach to it. Fia was such a nuanced character who I really enjoyed reading about.

While I am pretty sure Kiersten White can do no wrong, one thing she excels above all else at is characterization. After finishing the Paranormalcy trilogy, I was mourning leaving Evie and Lend behind. I am so happy that they are replaced with Fia and Adam as main characters, who are just as admirable and awesome. I instantly fell in love with them and I really enjoyed Annie as a character too. Adam is so goodhearted and Fia just cracked me up.

I do wish Mind Games had been a tad longer. Since the book switches off chapters with the past and the present, I would have liked a little more from each. Especially since the story also switched off between sisters. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the set up with the alternating chapters, I just am greedy and wanted more story now.

The plot was captivating. Kiersten White starts out with a bang and she doesn’t let up at all. Mind Games moves at an insane speed. With the ending of the book, I am pining away for book 2.

Basically, Kiersten White has done it again. I fell in love with Mind Games and everything about it. Kiersten White is such a talented writer that I merely cannot wait to read another book from soon.

This review is crossposted from YA Books Central.


  1. says

    To me Mind Games ended up being very much a begining book. It laid out the ground for the rest of the series. And while I normally don’t go for these types of books, I really enjoyed this one! I felt the ground work had to be set up in this one for the rest of the series to be able to continue… and the girls history kept me very entertained!
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  2. says

    Glad you enjoyed this one too! I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews, but I really loved it. You’re right, Kiersten is SO good at crafting characters. I especially loved Fia, she kicks so much butt and somehow still has a conscience. I also wished for a bit more story, and am definitely looking forward to book two. Wonderful review!
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