Monday, January 13, 2014

Perfect Lies by Kiersten White

"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." (Description from

Perfect Lies is book 2 in the Mind Games series. Starting right where we left off in Mind Games, Perfect Lies is a fast paced book that happens over hours and months described from two POV (point of views). This is something I love about White's writing in this series... the out of sequence dating. It gives you perspective in a whole new light. What I also love about this book is that it gives you a one/two line that you think is a throw away. Not something to the bigger picture but something to help describe Fia's day more. And then you discover at the end that one line ties the whole book together. It totally blew my mind! I had the, "Noooooo, I can't believe it!" moment at the end of the book. It was amazing and reminded me of those Harry Potter moments when you couldn't believe that little fact was so important later on.

My new favorite character in the series is referred to as Pixie. Her best line was (but not a direct quote), "What they forget is that we have the power to make our fate." You'll see at the end how this line ties in as well and it best describes the story. The girls do have the power to make their own fate.

I feel this is a must read for 2014 in YA. If this is a new series to you, start first with Mind Games. Perfect Lies is due out February 18, 2014.

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