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Posted March 10, 2014
Perfect Lies was a good read, but it wasn't as good as its prede
Perfect Lies was a good read, but it wasn't as good as its predecessor.
A MISSING PIECE
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 well developed. The whole conflict with Keane and the characters trying to take him down/hide from him/etc. was a bit fuzzy. The reasons WHY behind the conflict weren't dived into very much, so that part of the story didn't feel well done. Also, there was something off about many of the characters as well as the ending, but I couldn't place my finger on it.
At first, her POV felt bland. She just didn't feel like a very interesting character, and there wasn't much excitement happening on her side of the story. As I got further in the book, though, I steadily grew to love her POV—even more than Fia's. Honestly, part of that has to do with Cole. He was a great character! I loved his role in helping Annie become stronger.
Fia's POV was definitely interesting—borderline annoying, but still a very good one. She felt like the most developed part of the entire story. Fia had so so so many flaws, which made her very interesting to read about. The girl could barely hold herself together—between feeling guilty about killing people, keeping secrets from everyone, and protecting her sister, she had to deal with a lot. She was my favorite character.
Perfect Lies could've been better. It could've had that missing piece that I was looking for, but because it didn't, it didn't end the duology as strongly as it could have. However, like I said, the book wasn't bad. It was still and interesting read with a really cool layout (alternating POVs and past/present) and great main characters, and I do recommend it if you're interested in reading it.
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Source: I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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Posted October 27, 2014
Posted May 9, 2014
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a re
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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 to destroy him.
Annie meanwhile has ended up with Lerner, and is frustrated that her visions don’t show her more about what Fia is up to.
Can Fia find a way to destroy Keane? Will Annie’s visions ever show her what she really wants to know? And how many innocents will lose their lives before Keane is stopped?
This was an interesting second instalment, and it didn’t play out quite as I expected.
Fia was once again a big mess in this book. Her secrets that she was trying to keep in her head only kept accumulating and accumulating, and I really wasn’t sure how she was able to hold herself together. Being around people who can see inside your head all the time must be seriously stressful, especially when you’re hiding the kind of secrets that Fia is hiding!
Annie still had very little control over her life, and I understood her frustration over how powerless she felt. It was nice how she tried to take some of that control back though, and tried to act like the big sister for once.
The storyline in this was full of surprises, and it was really difficult to know what was going to happen next and to whom. There was tension and suspense all the way through this book, it wasn’t quite the adrenalin rush that the first book was, but there was still plenty of action.
I wasn’t really all that appreciative of the romance in this one, as it felt a bit unnecessary, especially the sort-of love-triangle that Annie somehow found herself in.
The ending was quite surprising, and managed to wrap pretty-much everything satisfactorily, I was quite surprised by the way things ended between Fia and Annie though.
Overall; an interesting sequel, with plenty of twists, turns and surprises!
8 out of 10.
Posted March 5, 2014
3.5 I wanted to read Perfect Lies because I enjoyed Mind Games,
3.5 I wanted to read Perfect Lies because I enjoyed Mind Games, the first in the series. I liked Fia and Annie and their sisterly protective relationship and wanted to know what would happen next.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The beginning was especially confusing for me because there was little to no recap and I did not remember many details from the first besides what I mentioned above. I was thrown a bit throughout the whole book because of the time jumps when it goes from one perspective to the other as well.
But other than that, I was pleased to see that the love and fierce need to protect the other was still being developed and displayed in this one, even though the sisters are apart and working on same thing in different ways with different people.
The new characters, especially Pixie really entertained me and I was glad for the distraction it provides for Fia, and how she keeps her on her toes as they form a friendship but Fia still has to decide if she can be trusted.
I also really liked the romance that bloomed with Annie and a guy I won't mention or it will be a spoiler. They jumped to making out pretty quickly, or maybe it just seemed that way with the time jumps. But it didn't completely come from nowhere, and I think that it gave a lightness to the story where it is otherwise pretty dark.
James is still a big enigma and I couldn't be sure if he could be trusted. I do know that he makes Fia feel both loved and comforted--happy, while at the same time unsure and wary of his motives and why he is gone all the time and what he may be keeping from her when he doesn't talk much.
The action was nice and I like how they added a bit more on Annie's end by teaching her how to defend herself, something that I am wholeheartedly for especially when disabled or with a disadvantage. I figured it was also foreshadowing that she would use her new skills to help reunite her and Fia or to save a new friend.
I will say that it kept my attention and it was a quick read.
I feel like the ending was good, but I am hoping that there is another book, but not sure that there actually will be. I think that things were left a little open ended for me, even though you could argue that everything was tied up well enough.
Bottom Line: Good sequel if a bit confusing.
Posted March 2, 2014
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Hi there um... yeah I didn't want to talk to you at all. Lol. But whoever is readig this follow me on tumblr watrickstump or formally known as Julissa M. Okay dokie love yallWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 20, 2014
I can¿t say enough about how good of a book this is. It has a li
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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 because it might drive me crazy, but I absolutely loved it. And I think that if the author wrote it any other way I don’t think it would have been as good.
It’s a fast read but so good I could not put it down. I read this in a day and I still cannot stop thinking about the two sisters and all that they had gone through. This story will definitely stay with me for a long time and I hope there will be a third book in this series. I know I’ll be one of the first ones to buy the next book.
Posted September 11, 2014
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Posted September 12, 2014
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