Perfect Lies Review

By Kiersten White
Published on February 18th 2014
Published by HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
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.


Whew!  This book was so much like Mind Games.  It was short, incredibly fast moving, and a ton of fun to read!  I am surprised at how much the author fits into such short books.  The page count of Perfect Lies is only a bit over 230, but so much happens in that time! I think part of what made it move so quickly was that Perfect Lies is told from two points of view- Fia and Annie.

I hurt for Fia in this book.  She was messed up in the first book, but she is really teetering on the edge of crazy in Perfect Lies.  She has been through too much and her cracks are starting to show.  I enjoyed getting to know Annie more.  She really came out of her shell in this second book and dealt with some very real problems.  She is no longer content to just sit and let Fia take care of all of her problems.  Like I said in the first book- I love reading about a character who has a disability (blindness) but it is doesn't encompass the character- she is not her blindness.

I felt for Mae in this book.  Fia is really one crayon short of a full box and her stream of consciousness was giving me a headache- I can only imagine what it is like to be able to hear into her mind (and I can't say I would want to).

The romance really seemed to take a backseat in this book- but honestly, I didn't miss it.  So many shocking turns and revelations happened in this book- I am so glad that it was such a strong follow up to the first.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved Mind Games, and I have never understood why so many people just don't care for it. But no matter, I am happy to know that the sequel is a great read. I love that Annie takes a more prominent role in this book. I really hope that she starts trying to care for Fia as much as Fia tries to care for her. Either way, I am very much looking forward to this book!

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