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Perfect Lies by Kiersten White Book Review

Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.
The sisters have been m
anipulated 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.

Source: Edelweiss
Pages: 232 pages
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Mind Games was one of my favorite reads last year, and I was looking forward to seeing how everything would finally end in Perfect Lies. Although I didn’t love it quite as much as the first, it was still a great ending to the series and I’m excited to see what Kiersten White will write next! 

I didn’t remember too much about Mind Games when I first started reading Perfect Lies, but I got up to speed pretty quickly. The time jumps were slightly confusing at first, too, but they definitely started to make more sense once I got further along in the book. The book’s format consists of alternating chapters between Fia and Annie’s povs with a countdown to the final event of the book.

Annie was a frustrating character in the last book, but she definitely grew on me in this one. I started to better understand her and I admired her newfound strength and wanting to ultimately save her sister. I thought she was an even better character than Fia. Her love interest was amazing, too. I was hoping she’d get with this character throughout the entire book, as I thought he was absolutely perfect for her.

Fia is crazy. Her chapters are disjointed, and written almost as a stream of consciousness. She was definitely a lot harder to relate to as her rational didn’t make any sense and she was on the brink of losing her mind. On one hand, though, the author did a pretty amazing job at depicting this. I really loved Fia and James in the last book, but in this book, you got to see another side to their relationship, suggesting that their relationship isn’t necessarily the best thing. Although I do love James, you definitely start to see some cracks in his facade. 

There were a few new characters introduced, along with most of the old. The new ones were all great additions to the plot. Although the book started off kind of confusing for me, it quickly got exciting and the story and characters were all so fascinating.

Perfect Lies is a great sequel to Mind Games. I love the new duology trend in YA literature, and I’m definitely hoping it’ll continue. If you’re looking for a unique, mind twisting series to read, the Mind Games series is definitely for you! I’d give it 3.5 out of 5 flowers.



  1. Glad you enjoyed this sequel overall Montana! I like that a character you didn't really care for in the first book really came into her own in this one, it's always fun when that happens. And of course the mention of not one, but two love interests has me wanting to read this series asap, even though your rating suggests it didn't blow you away. It sounds like it entertained and sometimes that's all I need! Lovely review:)

    1. Thank you! The love interests were both fun to read about :)


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