Release Date: February 19th, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
“Two sisters, bound by impossible choices, are determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.
James’s frozen face melts into a smile. ‘Do you want to know the trick to getting in trouble under the watchful eye of a psychic?’
I think of the nailed-shut windows. I think of Clarice. I think of the two, the two, the two who are now zero. Tap tap. ‘Yes, I absolutely do.’
‘Don’t plan it. Don’t even think about it. The second you get an inkling of what you could do, do it then. Never plan anything ahead of time. Always go on pure instinct.’
I smile. ‘I think I can do that.’”
Before I officially review this book – I do just want to say that my eGalley was only 160 pages whereas, according to Goodreads, this book is 256 pages. I don’t know if my copy was incomplete or just numbered differently. It did end with the sense of finality that any first novel in a series would end with – but this review may be incomplete.
I started “Mind Games” without really even knowing the premise. Because of this, it did take me a while to realize that there were really two different protagonists without either one of them being the “main” protag. I enjoyed this book because of its fast paced and I definitely was intrigued by the world that White created. I did, however, struggle with the plot a little. I liked it because it was fast paced but I didn’t necessarily buy into it entirely. It just felt like everything was too perfectly crafted for me to really believe. But, nonetheless, it was an enjoyable story. The last 60 pages flew by and despite not feeling “super” connected to the storyline, I’m curious to find out what happens next.
To the FTC, with love: eGalley for Review