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Perfect Lies

(Mind Games #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  4,453 ratings  ·  577 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
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like Oliver Twist: "Please Ms. White, I want more."

4.5 stars and I can't believe it took me three years to finally get around to this! I LOVE them.
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 31, 2013 rated it liked it
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 M
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
Extremely repetitive and similar to the first book, I thought the characters hadn't developed between the two. People were being hunted and dying, but I didn't understand how it fit into the world. Still exciting, but lacked purpose. ...more
Sadly, this one was on par with the first for me. I just didn't like it.

The problems that plagued the first one were still front and center here. I felt that the timeline was all over the place and I could never really get a feel as to what was going on and in what order. Every chapter started with "4 days before", "36 hours before", "20 days before" - all out of order and BEFORE WHAT??? Because of this, everything felt disjointed and chaotic.

Then there were the characters. I still didn't like
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-copy-only
Perfect Lies, the final book in the Mind Games duology was a exciting read with a satisfying ending.

Like the first book we are still shown Fia and Annies point of views jumping back and forward in time but we are introduced to some new and exciting characters like Pixie. Along with these new characters we doubt who has sincere intentions and how the girls will react to these new relations. Both Annie and Fia are still trying to destroy the Keane Foundation in their own ways but there may be dra
rachel ☾
We need more books like this series. Honestly, I am crying with despair that this series is already over. I've fallen completely in love with it. Fia. Annie. Pixie. Cole. These characters have stolen my heart, and ripped it to pieces. I cannot believe how incredible this little duology turned out to be! It is completely underrated, and I really wish it wasn't. The writing is sensational - it sucks you in like nothing I've ever read before. The characters are 100% brilliant. The plot is so fast-p ...more
Alice 🌙
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 ⭐
This was a really good action packed ending to the duology. I love Keirsten Whites writing.
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
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
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
Stephanie (Bookfever)
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
Debbie Narh

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
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
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of Perfect Lies in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to HarperCollins and Netgalley. A copy of this review is also on my blog:

This is book two in the ‘Mind Games’ duology. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Mind Games, but it was still a good read.

The story is told from alternating POVs of sisters Annie and Fia and picks up where Mind Games left off. It’s very tense because Annie’s POV is happening before Fia’s, so it gets a bit mind-bogglin
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
This review was originally posted on my blog, Kittens and Books.

This review contains spoilers for those who have not read the first book, Mind Games. If you want to know more about Mind Games, see my spoiler-free review or the Mind Games Goodread's page.

If you have read Mind Games, but not Perfect Lies, don't worry! There are no spoilers for book 2 in this review.

In Mind Games, Annie and Fia are separated. They are on two different teams working towards the same goal: To bring down the school th
Sarah Elizabeth
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r-complete, as
(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
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thoughts about half way through:
"I don't think it's possible for me to accurately express my feelings for Perfect Lies at the moment. Because it runs deeper than words. It runs deeper than feelings, or thoughts. It's an understanding, so pure and complete I find myself devouring each word written across the page as though I've stumbled upon a passage detailing the essence of my own soul.
I don't want this book to end.

Ending thoughts:
How am I going to recover from this book. Where am I even going
Lisa RC
Mar 12, 2013 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
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*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
Noooooo I want a 3rd book! I don't want this series to end. **tears** This series was beyond amazing. Super fast I never wanna put this book down read! The characters were kick ass awesome and I seriously want to be part of their world. Now I have to pick myself up and stop crying that the series is over..... Boooo ...more
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love love love love this book.
Pun intended.
Jan 05, 2013 added it
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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 e
Brooke (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
Nargis  Kalani
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: y-a, scifi
This book was so manipulative and so much based on instincts.

I really liked how it ended.
But it was all really mind games.
Full of lies yes.
It was thrilling.
Another story ended. I read it.
Onto another scifi now
Colleen Houck
Loved this conclusion to the series. I'm still thinking about the world where girls end up with psychic abilities. That idea is so cool. The ending felt just right. Also really enjoyed the sister dynamic. Favorite scene was the hand holding one. You'll know when you get to it. =) ...more
R. L. Carlo
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Official Rating:
5/5 stars 🌟
Zoe and the Edge
4.5 Stars

5 stars for Annie
4 stars for Fia

I've definitely read worse sequels. This one is only slightly disappointing. The author spices things up a bit with a cracker ending so I'm happy.

Together, we walk out. Five very not-dead girls,

Fia is totally gone crazy. Her thoughts are on turbo speed and she's flicking and zipping on so many trails, it's exhausting. She is also so much more clingy in this sequel. I enjoyed her edgy relationship with James in the previous book but now she's just lik
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Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

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