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 Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten WhiteAuthor: Kiersten White
Series: (Mind Games #2)
Published: February 18th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Categories: Fantasy. Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Summary: 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.

Review: So here’s the deal, I sort of forgot what the story was all about. I do remember some important pieces, like I know what Fia and Annie’s powers are; and who the ultimate bad guy is. I still remembered some important characters as well. But I totally forgot the essence of the plot. Like, what are these girls are up to again? I don’t remember. But I still went with it, fingers crossed that somehow, something will trigger back those information that I needed to understand the story again. That almost never happened.

So I went in blindly, allowing myself to sense things as I progressed.  Some things made sense, some things didn’t. And I pretty much blame myself for it. I was kind of halfhearted reading the book anyways. And all these scheming happening somehow blurred the details. But let me put them aside and allow me bring your attention to the character that made sense to me. I don’t remember Cole in the first book, but then again I only remembered 5% of the story so, yeah. I don’t know I kinda like him. And it’s not a surprise that one of the girls fell for him. I just don’t know, I really find him interesting.

It didn’t help me that the timeline was all over the place. A few months ago, few seconds before, an hour before—pick your variety. It was a lot to take in. It’s not that I’m against it. I actually liked it in Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris; it amped up the excitement level. But in this case it was opposite and it was sort of distracting to me.

So for the plot. I was sort of confused like why Annie is dead(?) and why is Fia stabbing people. I have these proverbial questions marks floating atop of my head. But as I went further in, I finally picked up the pieces. So it was just a ploy to lure in the people. Fia needed to do these things, pretending she was loyal to Keane so she can have the chance to stop him.

It was an ok read and I was so relieved to find out that Perfect Lies is indeed the last installment. Despite having enjoyed it, I’m not quite sure it was memorable enough for me to continue if ever they decided to stretch the plot. Needless to say, I still liked it. I enjoyed a few bits regardless of the massive roadblock that I stumbled across.

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Format: Advance Reader’s Copy
Preview Quote: “I changed everything. I took what fate had laid for us, and I made a different choice.” — Annie

2014 / 02 / 14
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