Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)
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Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  1,321 ratings  ·  268 reviews
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 f...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by HarperTeen (first published January 30th 2014)
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Actual rating is 3.5 stars -- 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 those monsters.

Perfect Lies was, hands down, one of the biggest surprises of 2013 for me. I dove into Perfect Lies with a combination of sheer curiosity and even some hope, along with a mindset of 'let's-just-get-this-over-with,' expecting the worst. But, little did I know that the mix of curiosity and hope I had for this s...more
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If you read (and liked) Mind Games, then you'll definitely want to pick this up. I'm not sure, but it seems to be the conclusion to Fia and Annie's story. There's no cliffhanger at the end of this one, at least. And everything seemed to be somewhat tidied up...

Again, the story is told between the alternating POV's of the sisters, but this time around Annie is not simply a bystander. In the last book Fia pretended to kill Annie, and left her on the sidewalk daze...more
This is a great sequel to Mind Games.
Perfect Lies keeps up the fast-paced and twisted plot of the first book.

I still loved the two main characters, Fia and Annie. I really enjoyed seeing Annie develop and gain some confidence and strength. Fia's struggle with knowing the true difference between right and wrong is as intriguing as ever.
The most unique aspect of this book is the way it is told. There are two POVs, similar to Mind Games, but they are on two different time lines. We see from Annie's...more
Ta§chima Cullen
Perfect Lies was a great sequel which kept all the original intricacies of Mind Games while pushing these same details to the edge. While I enjoyed Mind Games a bit more than Perfect Lies I can still appreciate where Kiersten White took the story and how she built up the characters for the fantastical, yet anti climatic, ending. (view spoiler)

Perfect Lies has the same great mood and easy dialogue of Mi...more
3.5 stars

Surprised by my rating? So am I.

White's books and I don't have the best of relationships. I tolerated Paranormalcy because I thought it was fun and silly and insubstantial and didn't claim to be anything besides just that. Mind Games, however, was an entirely different story. The themes were darker, and so the narrative needed to be complex and layered, the characters far more profound and morally ambiguous than they ever were in Paranrmalcy, and the story also needed to have a bigger...more
Jan 08, 2014 G rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Holy shit.

Let's take a minute to talk about how this writing is perfect, how passionate I feel about almost every single character, how badly I want to hug both Annie and Fia (and Pixie/Mae!!! Please!!!). Basically... Basically I love this. Its entered my list of Actual Decent Supernatural YA, and it's definitely become one of my favorite books/series. I hope to read more from the author in the future. Her writing is delicious and amazing.

I'd honestly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good lite...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Why did everyone fail to inform me that Mind Games happens to be a duology? How cruel are you people? I was absolutely convinced more was yet to come, at least until I reached the last page and put my googling skills to good use. The sisters have found a place in my heart and I was devastated to learn that the time has come to part ways with Annie, and especially Fia.

From what I’ve noticed, Kiersten White seems to be a pretty polarizing author. People generally either love or hate her books and...more
I loved this! Not only was this book exactly what I needed to kick off 2014, but it totally got me out of a reading slump that I felt coming on. Woot!!

Perfect Lies takes off where Mind Games left us. Fia made a HUGE decision at the end of Mind Games and this is the aftermath. We get to see both Fia and Annie's POVs again which I loved and this story in my opinion was so much more dark and twisted. Fia is really broken, she is being used by everyone and she doesn't know who to trust. For someone...more
Lisa RC
Mar 12, 2013 Lisa RC marked it as to-read
First book I gave four stars. It was alright. Not awesomely amazing, but still pretty good.
I think I'm with Fia; she's crazy, but smart. Annie is soft haha.

What I really want to know:
How did Fia manage to "kill" her sister without killing her?
Where exactly did the other girls go?
What is Fia? What is her paranormal ability?
James: good or evil? I still can't decide.
Next book: written in who's perspective?

What I really want to happen:
Annie gets...more
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Mind Games’ series, and kicks off where book 1 ‘Mind Games’ AKA ‘Sister Assassin’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Mind Games’ (AKA ‘Sister Assassin’)**
Having pretended to kill Annie, Fia has returned to Keane, and told him that Annie is dead, and that she is now choosing to work with him, all the time trying to look for a way...more
No doubt that Mind Games was a highly polarizing novel. Most of my blogger friends disliked it, but it seemed like literary publications generally praised Mind Games (I believe one publication had called it a tour de force), and I personally liked it and was curious as to where White would take the plot. So, when I saw Perfect Lies on Edelweiss, I decided why not.

I nearly cried reading this novel. Me! Maybe in my entire life, I've cried like three times when reading books, and one of them even...more
The Cover Contessa
Wow, this was much better than the first book. I actually read this in one day! Review to come in a bit!

I want to thank the publisher, HarperTeen, for supplying me with an eARC through Edelweiss to read and review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered or influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
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...more
Abbe "The Sexy Gryffindor" Hinder

2.5 Stars

I don't know what I was expecting from this. More action? Less romance? More assassinations? Less whining about having to save each other? Whatever it was, I didn't get it. What I didn't get in Mind Games are almost all here in this one. And I don't mean that in a good way. The relationship between Kiersten White and I is so iffy that I'm scared to read her other series for the sake that I will hate it more than I do this one.

In Perfect Lies Fia's once odd yet exciting mind turns for...more
*I received a free ARC of Perfect Lies from Harper Collins UK, Children's via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

I only have one word. A single word for now: AMAZEBALLS!

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Vickie (Under The Mountain)
While I really enjoyed Sister Assassin (or Mind Games), I felt that Annie's side of the story wasn't as strong or as interesting as Fia's, and never really connected with her. In Perfect Lies, it was kind of the opposite. Annie become more of a person and I really liked her but Fia was so obsessed with the end goal that it became a little boring after a while. I still loved her to death though.

Perfect Lies contained as much chicks kicking ass as in Sister Assassin, with one exception - Annie joi...more
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This was a decent read, but as I hadn't read the prequel prior to starting this one, I felt a little lost at times. There are a lot of characters, and while I understand what's happening in this novel, I really wish I had read these novels in order in order to have a better understanding of the characters and events they reference.

The girls in this novel have been exploited and are seeking revenge; separated due to a plan that is app...more
This was a good sequel to the first book with great new characters added, and a lot of development in Fia and Annie.
They are seperated for most of the book and it seems to be very good for Annie, who learns how to be her own person. Fia, on the other hand, becomes very crazy. But, in a really entertaining way. I loved psycho Fia when the book first began and wished she could have stayed at that level of psychosis throughout the book and stopped feeling guilty for killing people when she really h...more
Perfect Lies is the sequel to Mind Games and continues right where Mind Games left off with more intrigue, awesome mind powers, and an amazing sisterly dynamic. I quite enjoyed Mind Games, though this series is clearly not for everyone. If you enjoy stream-of-consciousness narration, crazy timelines interweaving, and broken characters, you should definitely check out this series, but go read Mind Games since there will be spoilers below ;-). If you have already read Mind Games, you will probably...more
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This books its great. I read the whole book wondering who was bad or who was good. Wondering if they were making the wrong or right choice. Who can you trust? The difference between Annie and Fia POV keep us suspicious and doubtful all the time, never knowing what side to pick.

I was "talking" to some friends another day and that remind me of Fia and Annie choices and situation. One of then wrote "she is wrong when she is right and she is right when she is w...more
Kirsty-Marie Jones
The first thing I said in my review about Mind Games was " Mind Games is either cleverly executed, or a damn right crazy mess with the most ironic and appropriate title."

Reading Perfect Lies made my mind up for me. Cleverly executed.

Perfect Lies was so much better than Mind Games, I still kind of think we got nowhere, not until the end, but I don't care because I loved it.

Fia's character was more...deranged this time around, but it was done in a less annoying way and we really saw her character...more
This was such a quick read that I was left wondering IF another book was truly necessary. I mean, why not make a longer stand-alone novel rather than splitting the story in two books. Of course, the cliffhanger at the end of Mind Games would have been totally pointless then.

Even though I read it in under two hours, it was a very intriguing read. The author made the choice to maintain the structure of Mind Games. In other words, this means that the book was split into two POVs and the timeline wa...more
I have loved every single book that Kiersten White has written and Perfect Lies is no exception! It was an amazing book and an epic conclusion to an epic duology.

Fia is one of my favorite characters in this series – Actually, one of my favorite characters of all time. There’s something cunning about her, yet she’s more disturbed by the things she was forced to do than she lets on. She’s smart and she thinks on her feet. Her mind works in odd ways, which is to be expected after everything she has...more
3.5 out of 5 stars
While I'm not sure I could say I think Perfect Lies is quite as good as Mind Games, I can assuredly say that it's a sequel that builds on what's so fun and intriguing about the first book. It's fast-paced and will keep you guessing. It's action-packed and just a little bit romantic. What's so fun, though, is seeing Annie come into her own as a character. We spent Mind Games seeing Fia kick butt and take names, and now Annie is given her chance to shine, albeit in a less flashy,...more
I'm going to trust my instinct and give this one 3.5 stars.

Perfect Lies was a good read, but it wasn't as good as its predecessor.


I don't know what it was exactly, but there was something missing to this book—to the characters, to the plot, to the feel of the story in general. Just as Fia's instincts told her when something was wrong, mine were telling me that there was an important piece was missing from the book. Maybe it was mostly the plot. Most of the time, it didn't feel we...more
This is a hard one. I really, really like Kiersten's earlier work and Mind Games was one of my favourite for last year. But now that I have the chance to look back and really reflect, I realised that Kiersten's writing just didn't click with me this time. I tried so hard to like this series and ended up being slightly confused on why had I like the first book so much. It's really quite a stretch for me to read about characters that get on my nerves. And boy, Fia just got on my nerves big time. S...more
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e-Arc provided from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have read the first book, Mind Games, pretty recently and really liked it. It was different, original, so I couldn't wait to start the sequel, Perfect Lies, to see what was going to happen next with all my favorite characters.

Perfect Lies was not a great book, oh no, it was a fantastic book! I was entertained right from the start and ended up liking it even more than Mind Games. A sequel of a book is either hit or miss and this boo...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
A continuation to the first book, this book felt the same but just a little different in the plot twist.

Plot: For me, the plot felt the same. The characters are going through the sea thing of on the run and trying to live on the down low. There are several factors with other characters that put their lives in danger. The story didn’t feel different but it did somewhat feel the same. The plot builds up nicely to more plot twists that keeps the reader entertained.

Love: Both love interest did devel...more
Lisa Vazquezanzua
I can’t say enough about how good of a book this is. It has a little of everything that I love in a book. Romance, action, twist and turns that I was not excepting. Parts where I was laughing and parts when I wanted to cry.
The twist and turns is what I loved most about it. Not really sure if something was going to happen or who did this or that. The characters are so well written and I loved how the author wrote Fia’s dialogue. At first I was like I don’t know if I can read this book like this...more
Confusing as hell, but very entertaining!
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Hi! I'm the New York Times best-selling author of Paranormalcy and Supernaturally. I also give the most awkward hugs in the world. You should probably opt for one of my books over one of my hugs, but then again, maybe you like awkward hugs.

As for me, I like writing flirting scenes, and fighting scenes, and sometimes I write scenes that fall somewhere in between the two, but only if I can't avoid i...more
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“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.”
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