Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: Perfect Lies by Kiersten White

Author: Kiersten White
Title: Perfect Lies
Series: Mind Games #2
Publication: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Netgalley
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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.

This book picks up right where Mind Games left off, Annie's thought to be dead and as far as Fia's concerned that means she's safe. Fia believes that she made the right decision, separating herself from Annie and joining James in his scheme to get rid of his father. She's patiently waiting for the moment to end it all but James seems to want to take his time, which means that she will also have to keep recruiting girls to the school for the Keane Foundation. Annie's saddened that her sister left her behind, she thinks her disability is the reason, however she's determined to prove she's an asset and not a liability. She joins forces with those that oppose the Keane Foundation on the belief that they are on the same page but Fia is always a step ahead of them and someone's keeping secrets.  

The ending for this one surprised me, didn't see that coming at all. Fia, has just about lost it in this one.Her personality hasn't changed in this one, she's seems dead outwardly but she's so wound up and seems to be falling apart. She begins to doubt her ability to make the right choice. One thing for certain, she's dangerous. Annie starts to become her own person and she's learning to control her sight. She hopes to save Fia from making a mistake in the future that involves James and an impossible choice that will possibly shatter Fia. Which brings me to James, I don't like him. He's manipulative and controlling. This shady character knows how to push Fia's buttons to get her to do what he wants and it seems like he cares for her but not buying it. The character I did, like was the receptionist who befriends Fia, she's spunky. 

This book moves from the perspectives of both girls, though Fia seems to always be a step ahead. I've thought about the ending and I feel it ended the best way it could for Fia and her sister. I was hoping for something happier for Fia because she struggles in this one with her decisions and she's a good person but tainted with a heavy burden. Overall, the pace of the story moved steadily and I think the title fits because all most of them did was lie. This is a good read about deceit, relationships and sisterly love. 

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