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 father down from the inside.
But Annie's visions of the future can't show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia's first love, Fia knows he's hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other - but that may not be enough to save them.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(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 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.