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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Well hi there! Welcome to Waiting on Wednesdays at Sparkles and Lightning! This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's actually the only one I participate in at this moment but that could change.

Well, anyway, you're probably here to see this week's pick. And do I have the loveliest one ever for you.

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)
Kiersten White
Release Date: February 19, 2013
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. 
In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Okay, well I've never lied to you guys and I'm not going to lie now. I really liked Paranormalcy, by by the end of the trilogy the books just started to feel very old and repetitive for me. The third book really dragged and felt very familiar and not in a good way. So for a while, I really wasn't sure if I was going to continue to read more of her work.

But you know, I was pulled over, obviously. I mean, it's supposed to be very different from Paranormalcy. So that should really help. I just love the sound of the concept and I really found I honestly can't pass this one up without giving it a chance.

Plus, that cover. I would practically buy this book and never read it just to display it on my shelves. The colors are so gorgeous and vivid and that palette is absolutely perfect. I adore it. And how that's that lovely overlay or underlay or whatever behind the face that is matching is some places and not in others. Just like in our minds. I love that.

So yes, I have been convinced to read this one and I am really, really hoping that I will love it. xx

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  1. Ah, Mind Games strikes again! It has been quite the popular pick lately but for good reason! I've added it to my TBR pile, can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing! Stalk...I mean see you on twitter! ^.^ If you'd like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday post you can do so here. :)

  2. It is a great cover! I loved Paranormalcy and the sequel. Haven't read Endlessly yet. The plot for this is different and sounds amazing!
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  3. Oh I haven't read Paranormalcy but I've heard great things about it. This book sounds really interesting and has a nice cover! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Here is my WOW

  4. I can't wait for Mind Games either! I really enjoyed Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series, so I'm excited to see more of her work.

  5. This was my choice last week! I can't wait to read it.

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  6. I am so seriously pining for this book! It was my WoW a few weeks ago. Awesome pick.

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  7. I'm looking forward to this one too :)

  8. That is a gorgeous cover, and I enjoy psychological thrillers...I'm eager to find out more.

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  9. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. I have this one on my shelf and I'm so excited to read it!!! It looks like it'll be an awesome read, so different from her previous work.

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  11. YES All the way. Love the cover and the premise! This one is going to be awesome. Great pick!
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  12. This looks so good, I'm excited for it to come out as well! Great pick this week.

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    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  13. I love this cover and I am really excited to read something different from Kiersten, great pick!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  14. Wow, I know I have this on my wishlist, but whenever I read the blurb I always get so excited! Sounds a bit like dystopia, which I absolutely love!


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