Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Perfect Lies by Kiersten White [Review]

Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)4.5 out of 5 Robots!

Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
Series: Mind Games #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release: February 18, 2014
Hardcover: 232 Pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
My Copy: Publisher - Edelweiss
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.

The sisters have been manipulated and controlled by the Keane Foundation for years, trapped in a never ending battle for survival. Now they have found allies who can help them truly escape. After faking her own death, Annie has joined a group that is plotting to destroy the Foundation. And Fia is working with James Keane to bring his father down from the inside.

But Annie's visions of the future can't show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia's first love, Fia knows he's hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other - but that may not be enough to save them.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
I really liked Mind Games and was really excited to delve back into Fia and Annie's world.  Perfect Lies didn't disappoint.  The book starts off shortly after the end of Mind Games.  Fia is back at the Keane Foundation after having staged murdering Annie.  Annie is with outside group who hopes to bring down the Keane Foundation.  Supposedly, everyone is working towards the same goal, but things are never that easy.

Like, the first book, Perfect Lies doesn't answer all the questions and go into any depth about the Foundation.  This could be frustrating for some readers who like to know the WHYs and the HOWs.  For me, I didn't mind so much.  In fact, I kind of appreciated it on some level.  I think if there was a lot of background information it would have bogged down the story which operates on this breakneck speed.  Reading this book felt like I was in a runaway car careening out of control.  And I loved that aspect.  

This book is again split into two POVs.  Fia is still my favorite.  I love her stream of consciousness thinking and her slightly unhinged mind.  She thinks dangerously and feels dangerous.  But she also seems like she could come undone at any moment, that she has a very tenuous hold on her sanity.  Annie, meanwhile, starts to come into her own and stop relying on others to keep her safe.  I loved the relationship between the sisters.

The ending was surprising and ultimately, satisfying.  Again, I wouldn't say a lot of questions were answered, but I like where the story left our characters.  Overall, a great follow up.  If you like psychological thrillers, I really recommend checking this series out!

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Mind Games
2. Perfect Lies

1 comment :

  1. Great review! I loved Mind Games too and meant to read Perfect Lies this weekend, but didn't get to it. I think I'm going to like it just as much! :)

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings



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