Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.
"A tour de force of perspective and unreliability. The combination of supernatural abilities, clandestine organizations, sharply witty dialogue, and a supremely skilled heroine will be familiar to readers of White's Paranormalcy books, but this story is very much its own." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Brilliant in both character development and narrative structure, this is a psychological thriller that will challenge readers even as it speeds them through the pages." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)"A visceral thriller. White effectively captures Fia's unpredictable, moment-to-moment existence, while Annie's narrative is grounded but emotionally complex. White's world building is as intriguing as her characters, making this a must-read series opener." -- Booklist"Mind Games is a thriller of the best sort, one with many characters vying to have things their way, who will go as far as they need to get what they want--and a protagonist who will go even further. A brutal, exciting gem of a book." -- Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author"You might think you know Kiersten White, but here is a darker, more dangerous Kiersten White. A sharp, heart-wrenching, lightning-fast, and fabulously fun read in which twining narratives weave a trap around two extraordinary sisters. Fia may be the angriest narrator I've ever loved. I bet you will too." -- Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, Three Times"From the high-impact opening, White hurdles her story forward. A fast-paced, gripping plot, and genuinely interesting characters. White's many fans will not be disappointed, and she is sure to gain many more." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"Fans who love Evie's signature style of butt-kicking, wise-cracking, headlong rushing into trouble, neatly mixed with her addiction to all things romantic and girly, will embrace every nerve-wracking moment. A sparkly gift tied-up with a pretty pink bow." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
Gr 7 Up-Fia, 17, has unerringly good instincts, but sometimes they are not good enough. They didn't prevent her parents from dying in a car crash when she was a child. They didn't keep her and her sister, Annie, out of a school administered by the sinister Keane Foundation, which has more than educational interests at its core. And they have not gotten the girls out of the hands of the organization that is now exploiting Annie's psychic abilities and training Fia to be the perfect assassin. When Fia is sent to kill a young man named Adam, her senses tell her that his death is the wrong outcome, but if she defies her employers, the consequences could be dire. Adam is linked to a group that could be major opposition for the foundation. Fia wants nothing more than to see Keane ruined-as long as the consequences of its downfall do not include Annie's death, or her own. This gripping, intense story is told from alternating perspectives, flashing back to key moments in the siblings' pasts. The plot moves quickly from the start, throwing readers right into the story. While some background is provided later in the book, full explanations of the nature of the Keane Foundation remain elusive. This book is sure to be popular with teens who enjoy fast-paced thrillers with paranormal elements.-Misti Tidman, Licking County Library, Newark, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.