Friday Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 | #5

I found this on Bookworm Book Reviews and loved the concept of the two weekly challenges together. Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

Mind Games by Kiersten White
Published: February 19th, 2013
I’m currently reading an arc by Kiersten White so I thought I would feature one of her books for this weeks meme. I haven’t read it yet but I am excited to read it. It’s been on my shelf for ages.
Synopsis: Fia and Annie are as close as two sisters can be. They look out for each other. Protect each other. And most importantly, they keep each other’s secrets, even the most dangerous ones: Annie is blind, but can see visions of the future; Fia was born with flawless intuition—her first impulse is always exactly right.

When the sisters are offered a place at an elite boarding school, Fia realizes that something is wrong . . . but she doesn’t grasp just how wrong. The Keane Institute is no ordinary school, and Fia is soon used for everything from picking stocks to planting bombs. If she tries to refuse, they threaten her with Annie’s life.

Now Fia’s falling in love with a boy who has dark secrets of his own. And with his help, she’s ready to fight back. They stole her past. They control her present. But she won’t let them take her future [x].

Beginning: It should be raining. It’s supposed to rain at funerals. I want it to rain, but the sun bakes down and it hurts my eyes and everything is sharp and bright like the world doesn’t know that the earth is swallowing up my parents.
Page 56: “Someone shot her?” I turned toward James’s voice in horror. “You let her get shot?”
“Please, Fia,” James says.
“Oh fine, I also killed some poor innocent college kid. You would have liked him, Annie. He was cute. He had long legs and long arms and grey eyes. Then he was dead. Poor cute dead kid.”
From the page 56 snippet I’m sensing sarcasm but I am not too sure. This book is only 237 pages so it should be a quick weekend read. I really like the excerpt I chose from the beginning of the book.
Comment down below with your Friday Book Beginnings and Friday 56! Would you read Mind Games?

21 thoughts on “Friday Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 | #5

  1. That beginning got to my superstitious side. If it rains during a funeral, they say the soul is not at rest. Why on earth anyone would want it to rain, if that could have any truth to it is beyond me.
    Happy weekend!


  2. Oh, this one sounds so good! I've never read anything by Kiersten White but I feel like I see her books everywhere. The beginning sounds like it has a start that pulls you immediately in. Hope this one ended up being a winner!


  3. This was a short read and I feel wouldn't be the best to see how well her writing is. If you can get your hands on an arc of And I Darken or get it when it comes out in June I highly recommend that one! However, this one was a pretty good, quick read.


  4. I'm on the fence. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, the snarkiness made me laugh, but there were some unanswered questions that I feel inclined to read the sequel to see if they'll be answered.


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