Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White

Title: Perfect Lies
Series: Mind Games #2
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 18th 2014
Pages: Hardcover, 232 pages
Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

What I Liked

  • The sibling bond. Family love is such a strong value that I do not always encounter in YA, so when I do I typically really enjoy it.  The love between the sisters, Fia and Annie is a driving force.  While there is romance in the story, the love is this story is between the siblings.  
  • Awesome powers.  The girls in the story have awesome yet terribly dangerous powers.  
  • The friendships.  Fia and Pixie were a great sarcastic and witty pair.  While on the other side of the story you have Eden and Annie that have such a heartfelt and comforting friendship.  Both sisters have friendships that play key roles in the story but are unique in their ways.  
  • The romance.  Even though Fia and James are together the romance was still a back seat to the overall story.  This highlighted the the complicated supernatural, crazy unpredictable plot.  

What I Didn't

  • Hard to remember.  I definitely needed a refresher.  Perfect Lies jumps right back into the crazy lives of Fia and Annie.  I highly recommend reading the two books back to back.  It would help with getting used to the story telling format. 
  • The non-linear story telling format.  Unlike the first book, this time the non-linear, jumpy story telling combined with the alternating POVs confused me and detracted me from the story instead of improving the story.  I would try to remember all the little things from book one while being mentally tossed around by the format.  

Bottom Line

Perfect Lies was a pretty good ending to a crazy story.  There were definitely aspects that could have been a bit stronger but overall I enjoyed the duo-logy.  Though if you take anything away from this review... it should be: read them back to back!  (I really think it would improve the experience)
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