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Perfect LiesFrom Goodreads: Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.

From Goodreads: 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.

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This was a decent read, but as I hadn’t read the prequel prior to starting this one, I felt a little lost at times. There are a lot of characters, and while I understand what’s happening in this novel, I really wish I had read these novels in order in order to have a better understanding of the characters and events they reference.

The girls in this novel have been exploited and are seeking revenge; separated due to a plan that is apparently devised in the first novel, it picks right up where I can only assume book one left off, and it’s a whirlwind ride. Annie launches right in to her “shock” and “awe” at still being alive, and the fast pace starts immediately as the sister’s alternate their chapters, each in a different place, going back days and even months at a time to set up all the events that eventually bring them together again. It sort of reminds me of the movie Momento as readers have to piece everything together as the girls share their information and backtrack a bit, neither knowing exactly what the other is doing, but using their powers to try and make amends.

Annie can see the future, and Fia has flawless instincts—two powers that I found really interesting.  Separated, they must make choices that will ensure the survival of the other, all while lying about their true natures and plans. It’s very intriguing, however, I never really made any connections with any of the character mentioned, and I think part of this is due to there being so many, and partly because I didn’t read the first book.  Lately I’ve read a few sequels of novels and been able to follow the story just fine without needing to read the first in the series, but that is just not the case with this one.

Would I recommend it? Only if you’ve read the first book, which I plan to go back and do.  The story is well written and intense, as I imagine the first book will be as well.  Three stars.

3 starsHarper Collins has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read an ARC of this novel, via Edelweiss, prior to its release on January 30, 2014.

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12578370Here’s another ARC Giveaway thanks to Harper Collins Publishers, who gave this to me at NCTE!  Perfect Lies by Kiersten White releases January 30,  and the winner needs to be someone who promises to review the ARC by release on January 30.  If that’s you, then I highly recommend you enter to win!  Check out the synopsis below:

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Synopsis:

Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.

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.

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