Monday, 28 October 2013

Review: Mind Games

Mind Games

Publication Date: February 19th 2013        
Publisher: HarperTeen   

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.

Mind games is either cleverly executed, or a damn right crazy mess with the most ironic and appropriate title.
It's hard to summarise, so I'm not even going to try. It's also the most confusing to get a hold of. You're thrown into the thick of it and it moves so fast with little explanation that can drive you insane, and I was about to give up within the first couple of chapters because pretty much all the characters are unlikeable. Really, really unlikeable.