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Goodreads Summary- 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.
Oh wow, you don't know how happy I was to see that this is a series. I don't think I've ever read through a book as fast as I have this one. I just couldn't put it down. As you start, it feels a bit like you've been thrown into the fire missing the frying pan completely. But you soon catch up. The repetition of threes and what it means to Fia and the way she talks through everything she does as she's doing it. It all makes perfect sense when you see what she's up against. Meet Clarice and Ms. Robertson. Meet James. Find out what Annie can do. And it makes for fascinating reading.
The story is told in two points of view and in past and present. It might sound complicated, but it works really well! No info dump. You can feel the crazy building inside of Fia until she's almost at her breaking point. With each chapter Annie becomes more frantic. The danger ratchets higher.
Let me start with the school. It is twisted. While Annie is attending because she thinks she's getting some kind of extra special training because she is blind. Any kind of new technology she finds, she asks for and she has it the next week. But Fia's training, it's much different. Hand to hand combat, instinct training, pick pocket. The most twisted thing happening is that the school uses one sister's love for the other to manipulate them.
I have to say, I kind of hated Annie in this book. She just seemed so damn selfish, wanting Fia to stay at the school despite knowing things weren't right. Knowing Fia wasn't happy. Then knowing and still wanting to stay. That, that I couldn't forgive her for even if she loved her sister, she stayed at that school for herself. Fia knew from the start that it was "wrong, wrong, wrong." But all Annie could see was the technology for her handicap and the promise of a possible cure one day.
As much as I hated Annie, I loved Fia. Fia thought on her feet, absolutely had the most heart of anyone in the story and was so broken I just wanted to gather her up in my arms and tell her she was "right, right, right."Every time I read something she'd had to do or what she thought of herself I cringed. Every passing chapter will make you hate the school more and more and if you're like me, Annie more and more. I don't think I'm supposed to hate Annie, but I really do.
This is a really quick, fast paced, thriller. I finished it in an afternoon. I am so glad it's a series because I definitely want more of Fia and I want Keane to pay and pay! And I want Fia to feel "right, right, right."
Definitely recommend this one to lovers of paranormal YA!
Thanks to Harper Teen! I won a copy of this from Epic Reads!