Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mind Games By Kiersten White|Review

Mind Games (Mind Games #1)
Published by HarperTeen on December 3rd, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 237
Format: Hardback

Fia and Annie are as close as two sisters can be. They look out for each other. Protect each other. And most importantly, they keep each other's secrets, even the most dangerous ones: Annie is blind, but can see visions of the future; Fia was born with flawless intuition—her first impulse is always exactly right.

When the sisters are offered a place at an elite boarding school, Fia realizes that something is wrong . . . but she doesn't grasp just how wrong. The Keane Institute is no ordinary school, and Fia is soon used for everything from picking stocks to planting bombs. If she tries to refuse, they threaten her with Annie's life.

Now Fia's falling in love with a boy who has dark secrets of his own. And with his help, she's ready to fight back. They stole her past. They control her present. But she won't let them take her future.

My Thoughts

Why. Why? WHY!
Why did I read this?
From the very little description on and inside the book, I was kind of interested. Long story short, my expectations were completely blown out of the water in the worst ways possible.
The writing was honestly painful to read, especially from Fia's perspective. Let's be honest, most of her content was repeated halfway down the page and then again a few pages later.
I could not stand Fia's character one bit. The inconsistencies in her character made me want to toss the book out of the window. Fia is a hardcore assassin who has been trained to kill anyone in her way or on her friend's strange list. No questions asked. She'll kill the person in order to keep her sister safe. That is until she meets Adam.
Inconsistency #1: After seeing Adam's eyes and love for a lost puppy, Fia declares that she cannot kill him. What? I'm sure she had seen her other victim's eyes and didn't stop for a second to question if she had the guts to kill them or not. But Fia stops for Adam for some odd, out of character reason. 
Inconsistency #2: Fia risks her own sister's life to save a guy she was assigned to kill. Really? If she really was true to her character, Adam would've been dead within seconds. 
Inconsistency #3: As a trained assassin, Fia is completely and utterly chill about being overdosed with drugs Adam injected into her WITHOUT her knowledge. She simply shrugs off the confession as if they were discussing what to get for dinner.
But no book this terrible isn't complete with a useless love triangle! Yes, sir. Mind Games has got it all!
But looking back on the story as a whole, nothing happened at all. I don't even know why I bothered wasting my time with this book.

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