(Mind Games #1)
by Kiersten White
Published February 19th 2013
ARC from Edelweiss
I just love Kiersten's previous Paranormalcy series because of Evie; the funny and quirky heroine with a pink taser which she uses to tag and bag several paranormals before becoming their ultimate saviour. So when I found out that she's coming out with a new series this year, I was super super excited!
Mind Games is certainly not Paranormalcy. There is a big difference in the tone and the theme of both books. While the main protagonist in Paranormalcy; Evie is always upbeat and cheerful even when facing danger, Sofia is dark, dark, dark all the way. I know of some readers who were quite turned off by Sofia or Fia, but I can't help but root for her impulsive and sometimes maniacal actions. Her devotion to her blind sister; Annie is certainly heartbreaking to read. And her decision to keep Annie safe will ultimately hurt her physically and mentally and almost drove her insane.
I hated Annie at first for being so helpless and naive and putting through her sister through hell without knowing the truth behind the school's real motive. The conflicts and betrayals certainly makes this story unique and I can't wait to read more about both sisters since the ending definitely left me hanging.
In my Fantasy & Books in a Series Reading Challenge
Verdict: 5 stars.
Available on: Amazon