Friday, January 24, 2014

Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White

Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)
Author: Kiersten White
Publication: February 18, 2014
By: HarperTeen
3.75 Stars

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.

Thank you HarperTeen and Edelweiss for this eARC. 

Initial Reaction: I don't even...what just happened? (Mind you, this was at 2:30a.m. after I had just finished reading this cover to cover.) 

What I Liked: I wish the cover would have shown up on my Nook because it's brilliant and all of the little squares represent a scene in the story. *squints*

PERFECT LIES picked up where MIND GAMES left off and the story is still told from both Fia and Annie's POVs which I enjoyed. However, the timeline combined with the multiple variations and changes to the outcome thoroughly confused me in that, "This author is a million times smarter than me." way. Fia was my favorite character in book 1 but Annie and Cole were the two who won me over in this book. (Annie's humor helped to offset Fia's cray-cray and wound some much needed continuity into the storyline for me.)
Fia and James' relationship was as unstable as ever and despite my rooting for them, for him especially, I wasn't at all surprised with how things turned out. 

What Left Me Wanting More: So much focus was put onto Adam in book 1 but then by the end of this one, he had faded into the background. I almost wish there had been a epilogue, I wanted to see what happened a few years down the road.

Final Verdict: Unputdownable, mind-twisting sequel.

Review also posted at YABC.


  1. I can't decide whether to bother reading this book or not. I didn't love Mind Games, and one of the reasons for that was the dual POV, which was not very distinctive, IMO. I might just stick to reading reviews for Perfect Lies, rather than the book itself. :)

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  2. I am reading this soon and I can't wait! I loooved the first book!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. I can't wait to read this, enjoyed her Paranormalcy series and am looking forward to what she creates next.