Review: Perfect Lies – Kiersten White

Posted 26 June, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Perfect Lies – Kiersten WhitePerfect Lies by Kiersten White
Series: Mind Games #2
Published by Zondervan Fiction on 30 January 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 232
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
5 Stars

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.

*I received a free ARC of Perfect Lies from HarperCollins UK Children’s via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Perfect Lies is the perfect title for this second installment in the Mind Games series, because in order to survive, both Fia and Annie have to lie seamlessly. And they still have to figure out exactly whom they can trust and who will throw them to the wolves.

My Perfect Lies Review:

Perfect Lies starts up right after the ending of Mind Games, and it is even more exciting, because Fia has finally gotten a plan, one that involves getting Annie out of school. The plan, of course is intercepted by Annie, who wonders what will truly happen to her, because her vision is gruesome. Fast-paced, and with some new character involved, Perfect Lies appealed to me both on the paranormal level and on the character development level. Fia and Annie have both grown, and to see them in other situations, having different choices to make was a treat.

There is more than one plot in Perfect Lies, and the way they tie into each other is very well done. Some of the new characters are so awesome I wish there would be a third book in this series, two more female characters who are smart, quick-witted and quite snarky helped make Perfect Lies a winner. The problem involving trust is still on the front-burner, though, and until the very ending, I had my doubts about just whom Fia and Annie should move forward with, and how.

The story of Perfect Lies is told in dual point of view, both from Annie’s and Fia’s sides as Mind Games was. There is also a switch in the time, from the past to the present, and as we get closer to the end, things seem to speed up, even if every minute is accounted for. Fia and Annie are both ready to do whatever it takes to save the other, and I really loved that neither of them need a guy to make things happen!

Some of my favorite Perfect Lies quotes:

I frown in his direction. I don’t need him defending m, but I’m surprised that he’d sound so… protective on my behalf.

If we are defined by what we have lost, James and I will never be found.

Once upon a time, I was a little girl with a mom and a dad and a sister, and the only monsters in the world were imaginary. Then I became one of the monsters.

Do you enjoy paranormal stories that don’t fit the mold? Strong and kick-ass female characters who are able to count on themselves, and only have a man in their life because they feel like it and not because they ‘have to? Then you would like Perfect Lies and Mind Games 🙂

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9 responses to “Review: Perfect Lies – Kiersten White

  1. Sounds like a good book, Lexxie! Although I think I have to start from book 1 to truly grasp the story. But I do like what you said about the female not needing the guy, but wants him anyway 🙂

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    • Goldie, when I got this ARC, I first read Mind Games, and I actually think it would be quite difficult to get stuff in Perfect Lies without knowing what had happened in the first book. And a woman who can make do on her own, but chooses not to is all kinds of awesome 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Okay, I am now adding this series to my TBR. It’s always good that second books would live up to their predecessors. And seeing the characters grow as you go along the whole series is an awesome experience.

    How’s the villain by the way? Another awesome review, Lexxie!
    Happy Friday, my friend! Weee!

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