Mind Games by Kiersten White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was supposed to be filled with suspense, but the flashbacks killed the mood. And really, does it need to be a series? I think not - anything past this is going to be so very, very predictable.
Fia and Annie are siblings, orphaned by a car crash. Annie is blind but has started to experience visions of a future; Fia seems to have infallible reflexes, automatically knowing right from wrong (on multiple choice quizzes) and physically able to sense where/how to move. The two become "students" at Keane School, which has a unique curriculum. Fia is slowly turned into an assassin, while Annie becomes a hostage to keep Fia in line. This can't end well, right?
There was such promise here, but as I said, the flashbacks don't help ratchet up the suspense factor. More on the school would have been nice, instead we get choppy excerpts of what happened and how Fia reacts. Far, far less on the trip to Europe would also be nice. Having said that, I'm not the target audience and those readers may not see the holes and the missing.
ARC provided by publisher.