Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White - Ashley's Review

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Title: Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2)
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: February 18, 2014

My Prefect Lies Pre-Reading
My Mind Games Review
My Mind Games Pre-Reading

Synopsis: 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.


Review: I really love books about sisters, and I feel like there aren't enough great ones out there. Mind Games was incredible and I loved being introduced to these two strong, amazing, sisters. Perfect Lies continues their crazy story, and had me hooked from the first page. There's a lot that happens in this book, but at the heart of it is still the relationship between Annie and Fia and how it drives them and helps them survive. 

Both girls are fantastic, well-rounded characters who are willing to do whatever it takes to save the other one, even if it means sacrificing themselves. In this book, though, I think Annie is my favorite character. She spends so much of the first book being told what to do and how to live her life, and she does a complete 180 in Perfect Lies. She grows into this feisty, strong-willed, independent woman who no longer sits around helpless waiting for someone to tell her what to do. She uses her disabilities and weaknesses to her advantage, and turns into this fantastic heroine. 

Fia matures and changes a lot over the course over this book too, but things just don't ever seem to go her way. For a girl with perfect instincts, she really seems to end up in bad situations more often than not. There were a lot of times where I felt like Fia had no regard for her own safety, since she didn't have to worry about keeping Annie safe anymore. She's reckless, and crazy, but she's still as strong-willed and powerful as she was in Mind Games. Fia also has a lot of trust issues - not that I blame her, nobody around her is trustworthy - and that definitely doesn't help. 

Just like the first book, Perfect Lies is a fast-paced thriller full of action, adventure, romance, and a sisterly bond that cannot be broken no matter how far its stretched. The stream-of-consciousness is a little off-putting at first but is easy to jump right back into. I was a little sad when I got to the end because now Annie and FIa's story is over, but I thought it ended well and didn't leave many loose ends. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers, especially if you're looking for one that features incredible heroines who make the most of their disabilities and aren't hindered by them. I can't wait to read more from Kiersten White! 4/5.


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