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Book Watch: Mind Games


Mind GamesMIND GAMES by Kiersten White will be released in the U.S. on February 19, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 256 pages.

MIND GAMES is the first book in a new series of the same name by author Kiersten White. The second book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.


While I am not entirely familiar with each and every one of the books releasing the week of February 19th, I knew there was absolutely no way I wouldn’t choose Kiersten White’s MIND GAMES as the book to watch this week.

I totally adored the author’s Paranormalcy series. So much so that I’ve refused to say goodbye to it. But when I heard that she was writing a book called MIND GAMES my curiosity was immediately piqued.

And when I read the description it sounded just as awesome as the title. A story of one sister with “flawless instincts,” another with “visions of the future” and a school that uses their abilities in “twisted, unthinkable ways” sounds dark and disturbing and totally creepy.

Definitely my kind of book.

I cannot wait to meet Fia and Annie and learn just what abilities they have and in just what ways they’ll be forced to use them. And I can’t wait to see just what mind games are played and who will be these sisters’ victims.

The description promises an “edgy” and “intense psychological thriller” and I am so excited to get the chance to see for myself just how “heartstoppingly intense” it will be.

As a fan of the author and of books that are a bit darker, a bit edgier, I just had to put her upcoming novel MIND GAMES in the spotlight this week.

And while I haven’t taken a peek, USA Today has an excerpt, if you want to get an advanced look, HERE.


Book Trailer

I decided to include the book’s trailer although I’m not completely sure I’m in love with it. It has a more kick-a** action/adventure feel than a psychological thriller. And the narrator’s voice doesn’t lend itself to that “slick” and “edgy” vibe the description promised.

But it does hint at just what types of things are being asked of these girls so I just had to include it.


Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s BLOG

The author’s TUMBLR

The author on GOODREADS


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are a few other super cool books releasing the week of February 19th:

SHARDS AND ASHES by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, et al.

CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan

NEFERET’S CURSE (House of Night Novella’s #3) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


THE DIFFERENT GIRL by Gordon Dahlquist

7 Responses to “Book Watch: Mind Games”

  1. Jen @ BE says:

    I totally can’t wait for this book too! 🙂 I also loved her Paranormalcy trilogy, and ever since I heard about this one, I’ve been dying for it. YA books don’t really have thrillers, and this would be a nice change from all the paranormal stuff. Great pick- I’d have totally chosen the same one! 🙂

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      I really enjoyed Marianna Baer’s FROST though I suppose that was more of a horror than a thriller. Same with Katie Alender’s series and Alexander Gordon Smith’s Fugitives series. But I love thrillers! I hope it’s as great as it sounds.

      And thanks! I love Melissa Marr but I’ll always choose a full-length book over short stories to spotlight unless it’s Stephen King. 🙂

  2. I really wish I had liked this one more. The cover is so pretty and it sounded really good. I think that I am one of the few who hasn’t really liked it so far though. I would still want it on my shelf just to look at. 🙂

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      I loved your review but am sorry you didn’t love this one. And that cover is amazing. I had an ARC for a very short time but I think the finished cover will look gorgeous on any shelf. I’m very particular about my thrillers too so I might end up feeling as you did but am still hopeful this will hit the right note with me! I do love the author and it sounds awesome. Your review made me even more curious to see if I’d love it! Which IMO is what a good less than positive but not completely negative review can do!

  3. Jen @ BE says:

    I also loved Fugitives, even though it was aimed for boys maybe around 12 or so. Really creepy- I actually only read that series because you loved them so much, so I checked them out! And yes, I loved Bad Girls Don’t Die, though I haven’t read the rest of the books yet. I’m guessing I need to read Frost ASAP, since I also love horror! 🙂

  4. I’m going to be honest here and say that the only reason why I want to read this book is because of the author…

    -shame on me.-


  5. marissa says:

    I’m so excited for this one. I really enjoyed paralnormacy and the idea of this one is even more up my alley

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