Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Review: Perfect Lies

Perfect Lies
Published by: HarperTeen
Release date: Feb. 18, 2014
Genre: YA paranormal
 232 pages
Source: ARC kindly provided by publisher

My review of book 1: Mind Games

I loved book 1 in this series, so I grabbed book 2 just as quickly as I could. The story of Fia and Annie, two sisters with extraordinary abilities, was one that I was anxious to jump back into.

Book 2 picks up right where 1 left off. Annie is stashed away with Adam, out of the reach of those who work for The Keane Foundation. Her new compatriots waste no time putting her to work, and they set off, bouncing between hotel rooms, trying their best to take down the system from which Annie so recently escaped.

Meanwhile, Fia has to guard her thoughts even more closely than before as she works her way closer to her target. She struggles with her feelings regarding James, and questions herself about developing a friendship. She keeps Annie at arm's length in the name of safety, and in so doing deprives herself of the one relationship she is absolutely sure she can trust.

This action-packed plot with keep you turning pages. A few scenes sprinkled in slow down enough for us to really get to know characters- then it's off to the races again. Because Fia keeps her intentions hidden, it's fun to see just how much of what she's up to can be guessed, and how much she'll surprise you.

If you haven't read Kiersten White yet, I really don't know why. She's such a solid, strong representative of what YA writing should be. I'll be watching for her new releases for years to come.


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.


  1. Glad you liked it! I wasn't a fan of the first in this series. But it's always good to read a positive review for sequels. Promising.

    1. Thanks, Vivien. :)
      This series is not the usual YA experience, and I'm sure that some readers won't enjoy it as much as I did. I wonder if the key to liking this series is being okay with the idea that it will be unpredictable.

  2. Ohhh this sounds interesting!

    1. It's a second in a series; be sure to read Mind Games first!


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