Book Review: Perfect Lies by Kiersten White

12578370Title: Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2)
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Release: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 232
Format: ARC
Source: Good Choice Reading/HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction/ Paranormal


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.

I went into this book without any expectations and and felt like the book was missing something, it was missing that WOW factor. Ok, I really liked Mind Games.  It left me really curious about how the author was going to continue this series after that cliffhanger at the end of book one. The whole concept of Feelers, Seers, Readers and Assassins aka Fia, was really unique and weird. I do have to say that I was expecting more from this story, but I can't really explain what.

Fia and Annie are really intriguing characters, somehow the author was able to create them to balance each other. I was a big fan of Fia in Mind Games, she was kick-ass, strong and she had a mind of her own. She followed her instincts and destroyed everyone that got in her way. Annie, has always been delicate and not only because of her condition, but because her character is like that. They have this love for each other, a love that dangerous people take advantage of.

Fia in this installment was crazier than ever! There is something seriously wrong with her, she has a lot of skeletons in her closet, I was afraid of her and for her. She belongs in a mental institution, with a straight jacket and all that. She is psycho, for real! While I enjoyed her character in Mind Games, I did not feel that connected with her in Perfect Lies. She was just to attached to James (whom I did not trust at all) and the tap tap tap tap drove me insane.

Annie is still Annie. She is still sweet and I felt more connected to her than Fia this time. I was rooting for her, I wanted her to fight her disability and stand her ground, and it made me really happy when she was able to do so. I am also glad that the author went with that little surprise moment about her character.

The book is not long, there were a lot of twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader turning pages. I have to say I wanted to know how all this was going to end. How Fia was going to fight against her demons and how Annie was going to help her. The ending is just fine for this duology, it answered all of the open questions and gave me a sense of closure. I LOVED how Annie stepped up at the end just to give the story that BAM! twist.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, there were just a few details that I was not that interested in and also the fact that I was not able to make that connection with Fia like in the first book.  If you have read Mind Games, I totally recommend you to read Perfect Lies. More betrayals, lies, twists, turns and action, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.


  1. I actually really enjoyed this one more than Mind Games, mainly because of Fia's alteration, she's still crazy, but yeah, she's more...deranged, but I felt like at the beginning she had more control because Annie was gone, and because finally because Annie was gone, she knew her own limitations and how hard she could be pushed. I loved that this time, she needed saving, and she really did need it. It made me like Annie a lot more than I did in Mind Games, since she annoyed me. I know the tap tap tap tap thing was annoying, but It was really clever, and kind of let you know who the real Fia was more than the one she portrayed and wanted to be. She wasn't invincible and she hated what she was doing. I really enjoyed it, shame you didn't enjoy it as much as the first though. :( Great review! :)

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  2. Happy to hear that you still enjoyed this one even though it wasn't as strong as the first book. :-/


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