Here's the summary from Goodreads: 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.
What I Liked: 1) Stuff like "corporate espionage" as seen in the summary is something you don't get a lot of in teen YA fiction. Or at least not in the books I've been reading. So I was interested to see what kind of part that would be playing in this book. The action was lively and really kept the pace of the book moving forward. 2) I was definitely able to appreciate the relationship between Annie and Fia. I'm protective of my sister, and so I completely understood their feelings toward each other.
What I Didn't Like: Um...most of the rest of the book. Sad, I know. I've never read a Kiersten White book, though I know her Paranormalcy series has been popular. I never got into it. But like I said before, psychological thrillers intrigue me. This book was very jumpy. Beyond what I usually describe as the stop-start of a new driver. For me, that was all my brain could handle. Because we were in so many places at once, there was not enough to pull me into the story. Additionally, the characters just bugged me. I am one of those people who likes pretty much everyone, but on a rare occasion I come into contact with someone who just rubs me the wrong way. These characters, I don't know if it was their standoffish attitude - which is understandable because of everything they've dealt with - but I just couldn't get to know them, or care about them. And this prevents me from getting into any book.
Overall Thoughts: Mind Games just wasn't for me. I couldn't engage in a book that seemed to stop and start as often as this one did, and with no really likeable characters...I had a hard time finding other redeeming qualities. I know that her fans will probably enjoy this one, but I'm looking for more from my psychological thrillers.
My Rating: 2 shots