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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Perfect Lies by Kiersten White, Book Review

By: Kiersten White
Published by: Harper Teen 
To Be Released on: 2/18/14
Source: arc from publisher to review
Series: Mind Games #2
Rating: 3.5 stars, It's a Good Read
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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.

Talk about surprises! Perfect Lies is a sequel that kept me guessing till the very end. Even the ending wasn't at all what I had predicted it to be. It was fabulous! I love it when I read a book that's completely unpredictable. Like Mind Games, Kiersten White kept those plot twists coming. 

Annie and Fia. These two sisters are so stubborn and so fiercely protective of the other, that they'll do anything to keep the other safe. Even kill. I can't say I blame them. They dwelt with a lot in Mind Games. In Perfect Lies we get to see the story from both of their points of views. By alternating points of views, I liked that I not only got to see what each sister was doing, and how they were putting their plans into action, but I also got to see what the other characters were up to. 

Perfect Lies definitely met my acceptations and then some. From the shocking secrets, to the betrayals, and the unpredictable ending, this book was one wild ride of trying to piece together what was happening, and what was going to happen. I loved that not even all the characters knew what was going to happen until it was too late. Given that some of them were seekers, that's saying a lot. Normally I'm not a fan of a story that bounces back and forth, but it worked great for Perfect Lies. It was obvious who's point of view it was from. Not only that, I loved the way in which Kiersten told the story. By giving a time line above each chapter that went from right before a certain event, to counting down to the end, and then after a certain something happened. It worked perfect for this story. 

I have to say I was really surprised by the turn of events with Annie. She's a character I felt really grew the most through out the series. She completely shocked me with something she does. Aside from the sisters, I really loved Cole. Watching he and Annie's friendship grow into something else was great. I love how Kiersten develops her romantic relationships in her books. Another character I enjoyed was Pixie, the newest member of this complex story line. She was the perfect addition to this story, and became a great friend to Fia. 

Kiersten White is an author I adore. Her writing is always entertaining. She develops character relationships I quickly care about, and characters I love reading about. I love that she always throws in a little bit of humor in her stories. I love that she creates these female characters whom are all strong. Sure they have their weaknesses, but that's what makes them relatable, and I love that. 

If you loved Mind Games, I'd definitely recommend picking it's sequel, Perfect Lies up when it's released.