Review: Mind Games by Kiersten WhiteMind Games by Kiersten White
Series: Mind Games
on February 2013
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Pages: 261
Format: Hardcover
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Fia and Annie are as close as two sisters can be. They look out for each other. Protect each other. And most importantly, they keep each other's secrets, even the most dangerous ones: Annie is blind, but can see visions of the future; Fia was born with flawless intuition—her first impulse is always exactly right. When the sisters are offered a place at an elite boarding school, Fia realizes that something is wrong . . . but she doesn't grasp just how wrong.

The Keane Institute is no ordinary school, and Fia is soon used for everything from picking stocks to planting bombs. If she tries to refuse, they threaten her with Annie's life. Now Fia's falling in love with a boy who has dark secrets of his own. And with his help, she's ready to fight back. They stole her past. They control her present. But she won't let them take her future.

I love the name Fia…I want a cool nickname like that….short for Sophia. Of course mine would be stupid, like Lindy or …how about Say? you know short for Lindsay…or wait..I know! ….nah never mind….just not as cool. Every time someone would say this chicks name I would be like…that is such a cool nickname!

Okay, so on to the book…it was awesome. It was short, so I read it in basically one sitting. It was so action packed, and thrilling! I wasmesmerized by Sophia…from her name, her abilities, and all her heartache and desperation to protect her sister. All the way to the end, she selflessly sacrifices her own happiness, and she always puts her sister Annie first.

Fia and Annie have special abilities, and they are orphans that end up at a special school for the gifted. Annie is blind, and jumps at the chance, but Fia is dead set against it. In the end, Annie wins and they embark on a path that ends up being not all roses and sunshine like they were promised.

Special Abilities huh?

Annie is a Seer. She has visions of the future. Blind girl that has vision…that’s pretty special. Then there are other girls that are ReadersFeelers and then… there is Fia. She has perfect instincts.The ability to always choose the right path, the right answers, the right or wrong people to be around. These abilities are very appealing to the head of the school, and Fia becomes the target of interest, whether she wants it or not.

Show Me the Hotties!

Okay, so of course there is a love story of sorts. James is the son of the boss, the head of Keane Foundation, the foundation that runs the school. Fia and James meet early on in the story, and they bond in a weird, slightly psychotic kind of way. They both have issues, but are drawn to each other because of their similarities…they get each other on a level no one else can reach. He is the rich bad boy, that has no mother, and a horrible father. She is the broken, but beautiful badass, that lives for no one but her sister.

Fia meets Adam at the beginning of the story. She is supposed to kill him, but has pity instead and helps him. He is everything that she wants in a boy. The perfect boy that she can never have, but wants so desperately. So who does she choose? The bad boy, or the saint?

I loved how the story unfolded. It had flashbacks to show the girls parents died, and how they began to discover that they even had abilities. It was a roller coaster ride filled with heartache and pain, that is driven by one desperate girl who wants only the best for her sister.

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