Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mind Games Review

256 pages
Release date: February 19th, 2013
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.

Review (ARC):
I love reading about people with mutant-like powers and I think the thing that sets this book apart is it features girls with super abilities. This story is told from the points of view of two sisters, Annie and Fia, each with abilities that set them apart. Fia is so strong and fearless and seems at times to be a bit crazy although she also has a soft side. Annie seems to be more oblivious to the world, which isn't just because she's blind, but she also has a ruthlessness to her that is surprising. The relationship between the sisters is so complex and has become more so after everything Fia has been forced to do. I like the fact that the other characters in the book all have more to them than you may originally think so its hard to figure out who means well or who's truly the bad guy. There is a little bit of romance but it isn't a main focus of the book although it does play a critical role in the story. While there isn't an abundance of action in this novel, it is well paced and exciting, also using flashbacks to explain a bit more about how Annie and Fia come to the point that they are at. I really enjoyed this and will definitely be picking up the next novel in this series when it comes out. I recommend this novel to those who like paranormal novels and characters with cool powers.