REVIEW: Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

mind games books keep me saneTitle: Mind Games (Mind Games #1)

Author: Kiersten White

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date: December 3rd 2013

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)



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.


I am always up for something new. Mind Games was one of the most unique books I have read in a long time and I really love it!

Fia and Annie’s parents died in a car accident leaving the sisters orphans. At a young age Fia learned to fend for her and her sister against the people who wants to exploit them for their powers. Fia is willing to do anything to protect Annie, even if it means killing innocent people.

“Still, I will protect Annie. She is the only person in the world who loves me. She is the only person in the world who would never use me.

It was really fun to get into Fia’s head. She has perfect instincts and she is impulsive. Sometimes she repeats the same words or phrases in her head which was annoying to read at first but after understanding her personality, I got used to it. Her train of thoughts is so messy and confusing sometimes but I can almost see myself in her. I sometimes quickly change my mind about things too.

“Planning is not my friend. Impulse is.”

I also like the fact that she is no damsel in distress. She is excellent in hand-to-hand combat and she can take care of herself alright. I do admire the relationship she has with her sister. They are so close and they always care for each other. I rarely read books about sisterhood and I wish there were more books about it.

I am not really a fan of love triangle and Adam and James are pinning for the same girl– Fia. But James’ intention is unclear, does he only use Fia for his own gain or does he truly cares for her? While Adam on the other hand is the nice guy who genuinely likes her. I am a little wary of books with love triangles and I understand that some of you are too but I like the fact that one of the guys might be the bad guy because it makes it more interesting, don’t you think?

“He is never more beautiful to me than when he is livid.”

Mind Games was a really fun read and it was really interesting how White portrayed Fia. She seems so strong on the outside but on the inside she’s human just like us– capable of fear, doubt and mistakes.

“I should curl up in a ball and cry. Instead I think about everything in the whole entire world that makes me angry – There is a lot, oh, there is a lot – and I start singing Justin Bieber at the top of my lungs.”

I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes badass female characters.


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8 thoughts on “REVIEW: Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

  1. Awesome! I’m really glad you liked it! The things that you mentioned were definitely the things I enjoyed about the book as well. I was actually turned off by quite a few things but I loved that Fia handles herself and she really takes charge. She was definitely kickass!

  2. I liked MG too, but I think I would’ve liked it more if it was only in Fia’s pov. I think she’s such a badass character and I was so frustrated in being in Anne’s pov. I wanted out. Also, I know I might be in the minority in this opinion but I actually really like Fia + James. Great review!

  3. We are the same! I’m not into love triangles either. It makes me wanna punch the book. *Kidding.* Adding this on my bookshelf soon. I like how you describe her badass on combats 🙂

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