Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White: Book Review

mind gamesTitle: Mind Games (Mind Games #1)

Author: Kiersten White

Started Date:  June 11, 2013

Finished Date:  June 13, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars


Summary from Goodreads:

“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.”


An engaging and unputdownable read. Darker and bolder. I think the author really did a great job with this one. It is way much better than the Paranormalcy series since this is darker and with a serious tone.

Mind Games, which is also known as Sisters Assassin in the UK version, is about two sisters – Fia, the one with good instincts and Annie, one with blind eyes but can see the future. I’ve expected that they are both assassins but it turned out that Fia is the only one who was trained to kill and have been to different assignments. I like how the book shifts the timeline and the two point of views. The book tells their story within the five years timeline and their present. I was surprised by how the book started, action-packed and a thrilling chapter. Adam, the one she was supposed to kill, entered at the very beginning and has changed everything. I don’t know what to feel about him, but I do want to know more. He looks kind enough but I hope there’s more from him. On the other hand, James, the manager of Keane Foundation, is a mysterious guy in Fia’s life and it seems that he has a special place on her life. He’s scary at first but I’ve learned to like him along the way. But at the end, I changed my mind, he’s not really a likable guy.

The book revolves around the relationship of Fia and Annie. Their love for each other is exceptional. I like Fia more because of how strong and determined she is. She’s a great character, and a likable one. She knows what she wants and she fights for it, though I really feel sorry for her unfortunate life. Annie is a good person, however, she seems selfish and I believe she knows it.

Anyway, I really liked the book even though I have to admit that there are so many things about it that need improvements. I think it is a promising series, it has a potential to be a great one, especially if the second book will be more thrilling and fast-paced. 😉




6 thoughts on “Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White: Book Review

  1. EEE!! You have me convinced to about Annie and Fia’s sisterly love, really curious about what happened to them and their assassin mission! I’ve just read Dualed not so long ago and the plot is similar in a way, keeping my eyes peeled for this one 🙂

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

    • I was also hesitant to read this at first, but a friend convinced me to read along with her. And we both liked it! I think it’s worth giving a chance. 🙂

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